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Car hire in Cairns is varied in both size of vehicle and price.
Cairns Airport is the fifth busiest in Australia, offering the perfect gateway to Far North Queensland.
As a result it is home to many vehicle hire companies with Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty all based there as well as having offices in the CBD.
The airport is only a five minute drive from the city centre and the Cairns Older Car Hire company is located near the airport offering a free airport pick-up service, and boasting some great deals, but check the price includes comprehensive insurance and roadside breakdown assistance.
A vehicle is a must in and around Cairns. There’s so much to see, the rain forests and the Atherton table lands, plus fantastic shoreline drives north of the city towards Port Douglas and up to Mossman.
East Coast Car Rentals, based in the CBD, have been in business since 1979 and often have great promotions.
Car hire can start from as little as $22 a day in Far North Queensland with plenty of options on size of car, from small hatch to large sedan and even people movers.
Backpacker in Cairns offers deals on both cars and campervans, from two to four-berth vans and off road 4WD vehicles. Britz are another national company with many locations, or try Awesome Campervans, another company with bases in several Australian cities - who offer ‘awesome’ deals.
All companies offer child seats and booster seats - just ask when booking. A credit card is must to validate the booking and payment, plus of course a valid driving licence for hirers over 21.