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Make your way to Cairns, Australia. Sitting on the far northern coast of Queensland, this destination is known as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s home to rainforests, gardens, conservation parks, and more, and the best way to see it all is by hiring a car rental in Cairns. It’s not all about the pretty views though, you can cruise to the local museum and galleries, too.

While Cairns features a railway station and bus service, why not take the reins of your holiday and drive yourself around? By getting behind the wheel of a car hire, you can explore this coastal city on your own time. Without worrying about bus schedules, head to the walking track at Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and spend as long as you’d like marvelling at the flora and fauna. Cruise over to the rainforest boardwalk at Centenary Lakes or leisurely check out the work of art at the Cairns Regional Gallery. Whether you embark on a mini road trip to the nearby Daintree Rainforest or spend your holiday driving around town, you’ll be pleased you hired a car in advance.

At, we feature a variety of cheap rental cars in Cairns, so you don’t have to worry about blowing your holiday budget. Once you’ve settled on the perfect set of wheels for your trip, don’t forget to score an affordable room in one of the Cairns accommodation with us, too. There’s no time like today to finalize your next big adventure, so make reservations on Cairns hotels and car hires right now to get your holiday started.

FAQs for car hire in Cairns

What’s the best price car rental in Cairns?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is NZ$40 in Cairns.

What’s the average car rental price in Cairns?

On average, car rentals in Cairns are NZ$50.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Cairns?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Cairns?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.

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