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Popular car groups in Cairns

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Hyundai I20 - 5Seats

    Hyundai I20

    5 1 1
  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2
  • Toyota Corolla Hatch - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5 2
  • Nissan Almera - 5Seats

    Nissan Almera

    5 2

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2
  • Toyota Camry - 5Seats

    Toyota Camry

    5 3
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Kia Cerato - 5Seats

    Kia Cerato

    5 2 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Mitsubishi ASX - 5Seats

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5 3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander - 5Seats

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5 3
  • Nissan Dualis - 5Seats

    Nissan Dualis

    5 3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander AWD - 5Seats

    Mitsubishi Outlander AWD

    5 3

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Hyundai Imax - 8Seats

    Hyundai Imax

    8 4
  • Kia Carnival - 8Seats

    Kia Carnival

    8 4
  • Toyota Commuter Bus - 12Seats

    Toyota Commuter Bus

    12 4
  • Toyota Hiace - 12Seats

    Toyota Hiace

    12 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Kuga - 5Seats

    Ford Kuga

    5 3
  • Toyota Kluger - 5Seats

    Toyota Kluger

    5 3
  • Holden SV6 Wagon - 5Seats

    Holden SV6 Wagon

    5 3
  • Ford EcoSport - 5Seats

    Ford EcoSport

    5 3

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Jeep Compass - 5Seats

    Jeep Compass

    5 2 1
  • Holden Commodore SV6 - 5Seats

    Holden Commodore SV6

    5 2 1
  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Ford Falcon XR6 - 5Seats

    Ford Falcon XR6

    5 2 1

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Volkswagen Golf Cabrio - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Cabrio

    5 2
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio

    5 2

Top 3 locations in Cairns

Cairns Airport

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Cairns Domestic Airport

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Cairns Downtown

AU Australia

Why rent a car in Cairns with Rentalcars.com?

We are an end-to-end service, here to make renting a car in Cairns simple and stress-free. We negotiate with car hire companies directly, so we can bring you the cheapest rental prices across a wide range of cars. In Cairns, we deal with both international and national brands, including Hertz and Redspot. In one simple search, we compare prices and give you all the information you need upfront — while the handy filters help you quickly find your ideal hire car.

Top Tips

  • To save you getting lost on the streets and highways of Cairns, make sure you request a GPS or bring your own.
  • Most cars available for rent in Cairns are automatics. Manuals are available but may cost more.
  • Common in Queensland are road trains (trucks hauling four or more containers). Make sure you give them a very wide berth if overtaking. The displaced air causes severe buffering.

Which companies offer best value in Cairns?

To avoid hidden fuel costs, choose a car with a full-to-full fuel policy. As long as you top up the tank just before dropping the car off, you won’t be faced with any extra fuel charges. Don’t forget to look at the reviews and ratings left by previous customers next to each listing — so you get honest advice before you decide who to rent with. After all, we think being impartial is the best way to be.

Avis car hire

8.59462/10

Thrifty car hire

8.34937/10

Hertz car hire

8.30952/10

Europcar car hire

8.30328/10

Enterprise car hire

8.29714/10

Day trips from Cairns

Atherton Tablelands: Lying just west of Cairns are the Atherton Tablelands. The plateau is a great place to hike and bike, while being a gastronome’s paradise. Don’t miss Gallo Dairyland, the hippy town of Kuranda and the historic village for Herberton. Also, pay a visit to the Nerada Tea Plantation and discover how tea is grown and processed to make the perfect cup. After touring the plantation, sit back and relax with a Devonshire tea.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Located 20 minutes out of Cairns, the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park gives you a fascinating peek into the culture and traditions of Australia’s Aborigines (believed to be one of the oldest living tribes in the world). The Tjapukai Cultural Centre offers shows by indigenous performers. During the day you can enjoy interactive exhibits, and by night a fire is lit and bush meat served to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo.

Holloways Beach: Holloways Beach, a 15-minute drive from central Cairns, is a picturesque, tropical beach. Popular with locals, the shore is lined with restaurants, and its golden, sandy beach is shaded with coconut palms and gum trees. Enjoy the beach the Australian way with one of the many barbeques dotted along the sand. This beach can have jellyfish, so swim within the stingers net.

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