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Once a struggling cane town, now an international resort city, Cairns has come a long way in recent years. Very much geared towards tourism, it’s located in Far North Queensland, and acts as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. While the city lacks a beach, it more than makes up for it with its gorgeous parks and saltwater lagoon, with swish eateries and bars overlooking the beautiful marina. Those looking for a seaside escape can make the short drive north to explore Cairn’s outlying beaches.

Things to Do in Cairns

During the heat of summer, head for Cairns’ artificial saltwater lagoon – an ideal place to cool off, relax in beautiful surroundings and enjoy a swim. Nature-lovers will find plenty on offer here all year round, whether it be a trip to the fabulous Wildlife Dome, hiking around the lush rainforest trails that surround Cairns, or hopping aboard ship to go whale spotting off the Great Barrier Reef. Rugby fans will find it easy to meet the locals – if you can, catch a local game for a taste of the national obsession with the sport. Or for a spot of culture check out Cairns Museum and Cairns Regional Art Gallery.

Top 3 Must See: Cairns

  • Lake Placid

  • Cairns Wildlife Dome

  • Cairns Museum

Driving Around Cairns

Cairns is one Australian destination where it really is ideal to have your own set of wheels. With the beaches to the north, it’s easy to hit the sand or surf whenever you feel like it when you have your own transport. Similarly for hiking in the surrounding rainforests, or to visit the fantastic market town of Kuranda, historical Cooktown, or take one of the most scenic drives in the country along to Port Douglas. Nearby Cairns International Airport will likely be your first port of call, where car hire is available. But if you fancy a drive from Brisbane, you can hop on the 1,700 km Bruce Highway for a journey that takes 22 hours non-stop.

Which are the best deals in Cairns?

Mini
Mini
from £44.00/day
Economy
Economy
from £46.00/day
Compact
Compact
from £52.00/day
Intermediate
Intermediate
from £56.00/day
Intermediate Elite
Intermediate Elite
from £73.00/day
Compact Elite
Compact Elite
from £88.00/day

Cairns car rental directory

ACE RENTAL CARS
Address
Shop 1, Cnr Abbott & Shield Street
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 12:59
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:59
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:59
Thursday 08:00 - 12:59
Friday 08:00 - 12:59
Saturday 08:00 - 11:59
Sunday 08:00 - 12:59
Instructions
N/A

AVIS
Address
153 Lake St
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00
Sunday 08:00 - 12:00
Instructions
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Park & lock the car. Place th ... more

BUDGET
Address
153 Lake St
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00
Sunday 08:00 - 12:00
Instructions
N/A

DOLLAR
Address
147 Lake St, Cairns, Ql
Operating Times
Monday 07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:00
Thursday 07:30 - 15:00
Friday 07:30 - 15:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday 08:00 - 13:00
Instructions
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EAST COAST
Address
411 Sheridan Street, Cairns
Operating Times
Monday 07:00 - 18:29
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:29
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:29
Thursday 07:00 - 18:29
Friday 07:00 - 18:29
Saturday 08:00 - 16:59
Sunday 08:00 - 16:59
Instructions
N/A

ENTERPRISE
Address
37-41 SHERIDAN STREET
Operating Times
N/A
Instructions
N/A

EUROPCAR
Address
CAIRNS SQUARE CORNER SHIELD & ABBOTT STREET
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00
Instructions
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FIREFLY
Address
Shop 1, Cairns Shopping Centre, Corner of Abbott & Shield Streets
Operating Times
Monday 07:30 - 17:29
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:29
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:29
Thursday 07:30 - 17:29
Friday 07:30 - 17:29
Saturday 08:00 - 15:59
Sunday 08:00 - 15:59
Instructions
N/A

HERTZ
Address
147 Lake St, Cairns, Ql
Operating Times
N/A
Instructions
N/A

KEDDY BY EUROPCAR
Address
CAIRNS SQUARE CORNER SHIELD & ABBOTT STREET
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00
Instructions
N/A

SIXT
Address
Cnr Sheridan and Aplin Streets
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:30
Instructions
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THRIFTY
Address
147 Lake St, Cairns, Ql
Operating Times
Monday 07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:00
Thursday 07:30 - 15:00
Friday 07:30 - 15:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
Sunday 08:00 - 13:00
Instructions
N/A

Review score of the top Cairns car hire companies

East Coast

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 16 mins

8.0 /10 Overall value for money
9.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.0 /10 Service at the rental desk
8.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
9.0 /10 Car hire drop-off process

AVIS

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 19 mins

8.0 /10 Overall value for money
7.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.0 /10 Service at the rental desk
8.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.0 /10 Car hire drop-off process

HERTZ

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 24 mins

7.0 /10 Overall value for money
8.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.0 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.0 /10 Car hire drop-off process

BUDGET

Customer Rating

Average waiting time is 16 mins

7.0 /10 Overall value for money
8.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.0 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.0 /10 Car hire drop-off process

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