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Kia Carnival 8ST
from 55 £/day
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Hired car at Cairns Airport: Explore Queensland by yourself

Cairns International Airport (CNS) is located in Cairns, Queensland. With a hired car you can explore Cairns and its surroundings independently and flexible. Upon your arrival in Summer 2020 throughout the months May, June, July, August and September you are enabled to discover places that are not accessible to public transport. Exploring Cairns in Fall 2020 is also a good idea as the Australian Spring is starting in the months October and November. At the end of the year, in the month December, you will be able to experience the best weather, with the relatively the lowest rain in Cairns, Queensland. Throughout the whole year it is wise to book a hired car upon your arrival, as the Airport is also known as a major gateway to Northern Queensland. Serving 18 international destinations and 30 domestic, Cairns International Airport is made up of two terminals and a single runway.

Where can I get my hired car in Cairns?

Cairns is, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. In Cairns, you can pick up your hired car at Cairns International Airport (CNS) or in the city centre of Cairns. Book your hired car from home and pick it up directly after your arrival in Australia at one of the car hire companies. With a hired car, you are not dependent on public transport in Cairns. With that benefit, you can design your stay according to your wishes. 

Highlights in Cairns: What sights should I not miss?

Destinations​​​​​​ Distances from Cairns Airport
Palm Cove 26 km
Barron Falls 30 km
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 12 km

Cairns airport car hire - the insurance for the hired car

With every holiday, the costs should be able to be planned safely. With a hired car, this is done by choosing the comprehensive insurance without excess. Only this policy settles the damage completely in the event of an accident, while a policy with a deductible contributes to the costs. To avoid unexpected additional costs, experts recommend the fully comprehensive policy without excess when hiring a vehicle.

Hire a car and pay a deposit at Cairns Airport

For each hired car, the car hire company requires a deposit, which is blocked on the credit card until the car is returned undamaged at the return station. On our portal, you can see all car hire offers with deposit details. Please leave enough room for the amount.

Famous sights near Cairns

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a famous sight in Australia. With your hired car, you can flexibly drive to the boat station, from where you can explore the beautifulness of the Pacific ocean. 

Fitzroy Island

Visit Fitzroy Island with a boat and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. With your hired car, you have the opportunity to arrive at the boat station at any time you want. (We recommend coming in the morning or afternoon - then there are fewer tourist groups.

You should pay attention to this with a hired car in Australia

  • Australia has left-hand traffic
  • Speed limits: 50 km/h in urban areas, 100 km/h out of town
  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.05 per mille
  • In an emergency, you can reach the police and ambulance at the emergency number 000

Put together your dream car individually

Freunde im Cabrio

Fun in the convertible

Paar im Auto

More fun with the additional driver option

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The right hired car insurance


What could be nicer than driving a convertible along the coast of Australia? Pack your friends in the hired car and jet off! Or do you prefer a minivan? Here, your loved ones are guaranteed to have enough space and you can also stow your suitcases without much effort. Besides, you can select an automatic, all-wheel drive and air conditioning for your hired car via the search mask. This guarantees that you won't sweat when driving through Cairns. 


Additional driver Specify an additional driver for the hired car in advance. This way you can take turns driving and everyone can relax and enjoy the view. Simply show your driver's license and identity card to the local car hire company.
One way rental One way rental means that you pick up the hired car at the location of your choice and simply return it to another car hire company. This option is particularly useful if you are planning a road trip and do not want to return to your starting point.

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