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4WD Hire in Cairns, Australia

4wd Rental Cairns

Cairns is an ideal starting point for your Australian adventure with so much at its doorstep. The bright blue waters of the Coral Sea; the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef; the flora of the tropical rainforests; the cool inland tablelands and a wealth of offshore islands – all ready for you to discover on your 4WD adventure.

Tour to Adelaide Hiring a 4WD

Hire a four-wheel-drive, campervan or a motorhome in Cairns from Aussie Campervans and discover some of Australia’s best beaches and rainforest areas along the way. We offer a comprehensive range of 4x4 car hire to suit all budgets. Check out our wide range of recommended campervans for rental and start your holidays exploring the off-road, four-wheel-drive tracks in Far North Queensland.

Featured 4WD for different settings

A trip to Cairns is always a thrilling adventure. It is overflowing with interesting activities. Nearby, you'll discover fantastic cafés, vibrant markets, and a plethora of beaches. Spend your days relaxing by a resort pool or exploring this tropical paradise. 

At Aussie Campervans, we want to make sure you have a great experience in Cairns by providing you with a reliable 4WD vehicle. Here are some of our picks of 4WD for different settings:

1. 4WD Camper for Couples

The 4WD Adventure Camper is ideal for two people looking for a true outback experience. This 4WD campervan is far roomier than similar vehicles, making it suitable for couples or individuals looking for more space and an outside kitchen under the awning.

This vehicle is a popular choice among travellers due to its comfort and reliability for exploring Australia's excellent outback travel routes. The driver's cabin is spacious with comfortable seats, featuring air conditioning.

Vehicle Specifications :

  • Mid-range model
  • Make and Model: Toyota Hilux
  • Vehicle age: Brand new to 2.5 years old
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults
  • Suitable for: Most Australian outback touring routes
  • Comes with Satellite Safety Beacon and Recovery Shovel

2. 4WD Camper for families or a group of friends

The 4WD Safari Camper (auto) comes with an easy set-up roof top tent and annex. This automatic model provides a smooth and easy driving experience for both beginners and experienced drivers. This 4wd camper can also accommodate 2 child safety seats for families travelling with young children.

The 4WD Safari Camper (auto) is also perfect if you’re travelling to remote areas. Safety equipment and accessories such as an Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB), snatch strap with D shackles, and a folding spade is important, which are all included in the Outback Safety Kit.
When an EPIRB is triggered, it sends out an emergency distress signal that can be picked up by Australian rescuers.
With the help of another vehicle, a grab strap is used to pull a car out of a bog. The snatch strap is secured to a sturdy anchor point by the D shackles.

Vehicle Specifications :

  • Deluxe model
  • Make and Model: Toyota Hilux or Isuzu Dmax
  • Vehicle age: Under 1-year-old
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Sleep: 5 people
  • Rooftop tent and annexe
  • Suitable for: Most Australian outback touring routes
  • Comes with EPIRB, snatch strap with D shackles and a folding spade

4WD Accessories

All of our 4WD vehicles have various accessories that come with them when you hire from us. Here’s a list of the general equipment that are included in the package:

  • Dustpan and brush
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit (in-vehicle - paid for when used)
  • Cutlery and cooking utensils
  • Melamine plates, bowls, cups
  • Drinking glasses
  • Saucepans and frying pan
  • Chopping board
  • Gas kettle
  • Tea towel Linen and Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Sleeping bag (depending on model)
  • Sheets
  • Towels

Outback Safety Kit Equipment

We at Aussie Campervans take the safety of our customers very seriously. Therefore, we strive to ensure that our vehicles come with the tools needed if an emergency occurs. You can see the list of accessories as stated below:

  1. Models: CC 4WD 2 Berth Camper, 4WD Adventure Camper
    • 1 x Spare Tyre
    • Personal locating beacon (PLB)
    • Vehicle Jack
    • Shovel
  2. Models: 4WD Safari Camper (auto)
    • 1 x Spare Tyre
    • Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
    • Snatch strap with D shackles
    • Folding Spade

4X4 Tracks in Cairns

    • Bloomfield Track - this controversial four-wheel-drive track is also known as the Coast Road and officially, also known as “the Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road”, and is located in Far North Queensland, Australia. The Bloomfield track connects Cape Tribulation to Cooktown and is a 30km long road.  It is one out of the many amazing 4WD tracks from Cairns to Cape York.

      The track provides access to Bloomfield Falls and the aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal that crosses the Bloomfield River. The Bloomfield road is sealed partially and it becomes difficult to pass through this road in heavy rains. The four-wheel-drive track starts at Cape Tribulation and goes north through the Daintree Rainforest and ends in the aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. The journey is recommended to be undertaken in a 4x4 drive vehicle due to the creeks coming on the way. However, you can drive on a two-wheel car with utmost care and only in dry weather.

    • Visit Cedar Bay National and Marine Park, a remote mountainous hinterland of tropical rainforest only accessible by boat or on foot (recommended for experienced bushwalkers only). This Park is fringed by sandy beaches and coral reefs with hidden swimming spots and the fantastic diversity of wildlife.

    • Ross and Locke is a popular swimming spot on the Mulgrave River. You can either launch yourself into the water through a rope swing tied to an overhanging tree or float downstream on a Lilo.a popular swimming spot on the Mulgrave River. Here, you can either launch yourself into the water through a rope swing tied to an overhanging tree or you can also float downstream on a Lilo. There are some mini beaches formed by the sandy areas where you can relax. Beware of crocodiles, as they have been sighted in the Mulgrave River.

    • Black Mountain Road - 43 km of unsealed 4-wheel-drive track in Kuranda Range and Mowbray National Park part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This park is an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders with unique wildlife and is rich in Aboriginal culture. The road is on the right as you get to the top and it is well signposted. You will find the famous abandoned Quaid Road, a relatively steep climb halfway on the track. Half way on the track you will find the famous abandoned, Quaid Road, which is a relatively steep climb. This 4x4 camper drive is entertaining as you crank up the adrenaline and head down the side of the Great Divide and into the Mowbray Valley.

      Avoid possible collisions with wildlife and all vehicles must give way to the logging trucks. Camping is not permitted, but there is a campground nearby Speewah Conservation Park.

Note: Black Mountain Road is closed during the wet season and also after heavy rain periods.

    • Danbulla National Park and Danbulla State Forest - you will find interesting features like Crater lakes, giant strangler figs, rainforest walks, lakeside camping areas and places of important local history along the 28 kilometres of Danbulla Road. It is a narrow 4x4 unsealed track with sharp curves and rough surfaces. Exercise caution and look out for oncoming 4WD camper vehicles and wildlife on the road.

Note: Logging trucks also use this road, so remember to give way. There are also several fun tracks around the Lake Tinaroo area. All campsites at Danbulla must be booked and camping fees will be applied.

  • Davies Creek is another corrugated gravel road suitable only for four-wheel-drive rental vehicles. It is located in the Kuranda Range, towards Mareeba. First, enjoy a fun-filled day trip to Davies Creek Falls and enjoy swimming in the waterfall. Then, explore the 33 km return scenic drive along Clohesy River Road with its numerous river crossings.

    There are several walking tracks in Davies Creek ranging from short and easy through to the difficult. Take your time to enjoy the views from the lookout and discover the impressive Clohesy River fig tree, the prominent feature of the park.

    Consider driving approximately 10 hours to Queensland in your rented vehicle if you’re up for an adventure. Check out the eight family-friendly holiday destinations in Queensland to start planning your trip.

Recommended Campsites in Cairns:

Attraction Campgrounds Nearby

Bloomfield Track

Cape Tribulation Camping
Address: R3812, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4098 0077
Website: http://www.capetribcamping.com.au/

Daintree Rainforest Village
Address: 2094 Cape Tribulation Rd, Diwan QLD 4873, Australia
Phone: +61 466 658 399
Website: https://daintreerainforestvillage.com.au/

Cedar Bay National Park

 

Palm Cove Campground
Address: 149 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
Phone:+61 1800 736 640

Tasman Holiday Parks - Cairns Cool Waters
Address: 2/14 Shale St, Brinsmead QLD 4870, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4034 1949
Website: https://tasmanholidayparks.com/au/caravan-parks/cairns-cool-waters

Ross and Locke

Goldsborough Valley Campground
Address: Wooroonooran National Park, Mulgrave River Forestry Rd, Goldsborough QLD 4865, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4067 1008
Website: http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/wooroonooran-goldsborough-valley/index.html

Henrietta Creek Camping Area
Address: Bunda St, Wooroonooran QLD 4860, Australia
Website: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/wooroonooran-palmerston/camping/henrietta-creek

Black Mountain Road

Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park
Address: 88 Kuranda Heights Rd, Kuranda QLD 4881, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4093 7316
Website: http://www.kurandarainforestpark.com.au/

The Billabong, Kuranda
Address: 186 Mount Haren Rd, Kuranda QLD 4881, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4093 7684
Website: http://www.thebillabong.com.au/

Danbulla National Park and Danbulla State Forest

Platypus Campground
Address: Platypus Creek Camp Access Road, Tinaroo QLD 4872, Australia
Website: http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/danbulla/camping.html#platypus_campground

Fong-On Bay Camping Area
Address: Fong-On Bay Access Rd, Danbulla QLD 4872, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4099 5944
Website: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/danbulla/camping/fong-on-bay?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=gmb&utm_content=fong-on

Davies Creek

Davies Creek, Dinden National Park
Address: Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia
Website: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/davies-dinden-bare-hill/