Port Douglas, Queensland Australia

Cairns Car Rental in Queensland, Australia

The city of Cairns in North Queensland is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Tourism is a major industry in Cairns and there are plenty of tour options available, but if you want to travel at your own pace then Cairns car rental should be considered. If you are travelling with a family, then renting a car will probably also save you money. Book your Cairns car rental online to obtain the best selection of car rental vehicles.

Cairns car rental day trips from Cairns

Port Douglas is one of the loveliest towns in Australia and the drive one of the most pleasant. Port Douglas also serves as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and plenty of tours leave from the town. You can choose from a number of snorkeling or diving trips.

If it is raining in Cairns, then chances are it is sunny in Mareeba, where the sun shines 300 days a year. Mareeba is a one hour drive inland from Cairns. Caffeine addicts may be interested to know that 80% of Australia’s coffee is grown in the town.

An hour and a half north of Cairns is the oldest rainforest in the world, The Daintree Forest. The forest is home to a huge variety of native flora and fauna and you can even try jungle surfing.

Other great options include taking an aboriginal walking tour where you can learn about the food and customs of the aboriginal people. Check out the crocodiles at the Johnson River Croc Farm; and see the crocs being fed. Don’t get too close!

Cairns to Brisbane by rental car?

Are you thinking about hiring a Cairns car rental and driving to Brisbane or vice versa? The drive between the two cities is an interesting one and a great way to see more of Australia. The total driving time for a one way car rental between the two cities is 22 hours, so you will probably want to take at least three days for the trip, more if you want to stop along the way.

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