Hire Campervan At Lowest Rates & Discover Cairns
Cairns is the tourist capital of Australia and visitors flock to this tropical city all year round. Its climate averages around 26° Celsius in winter and 31° over the summer months. There is just so much to see and do in renting a campervan in Cairns with the Great Barrier Reef, the tropical rainforests and the Coral Sea right at its doorstep.
Cairns is just the perfect destination to start for your campervan hire holidays. With Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest just a short drive away - Cairns is the ideal location to start exploring the attractions Tropical North Queensland has to offer in your campervan vehicle. You can start your campervan hire in Cairns and drive down south along the coast to Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.
Things to Do and See Hiring a Campervan in Cairns
Spend a whole day visiting the Great Barrier Reef and have the experience of a lifetime. This area spans south from the northern tip of Queensland to just north of Bundaberg.
The Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef system in the world with reefs and islands where you can see both soft and hard corals, varieties of fish, whales and dolphins and many more marine life. You will find many tour operators who can arrange transport to the Outer Reef and if you are short of time, try Green Island National Park. Here at the island you can snorkel, scuba dive or take a cruise in a glass-bottomed boat.
For those looking for an adventure - Do not miss the AJ Hackett Bungy. Try out the various jumps available, and for something different, there is also a night-time bungee jump experience. This attraction is located 15 minutes out of town in the rainforest and from the top you can get magnificent views across the Coral Sea and rainforest mountains.
At Port Douglas – there is a natural rainforest habitat where you can experience a tropical forest at bird’s eye level, observing native wildlife from treetop walkways. From here you can take one of the cruise, dive and fishing boats departing for the Great Barrier Reef. Plus you will also find a number of tours and safaris for the coastal and inland regions. The Great Barrier Reef is only 13 km drive in your campervan off-shore from Port Douglas.
Also, try out Pier Market Place – located at the Esplanade in the centre of Cairns. Here you will find many specialty shops with local labels to suit all budgets. There are souvenir shops, fashion houses, art galleries – you are sure to find something of interest. There is also a food court upstairs offering a range of cuisines.
The biggest drawcard to Mission Beach is the World Heritage rainforests. Located midway from Cairns and Townsville there are 4 main beaches along the stretch of 14 kilometres of the coast. Lepidopterists will be happy to know that 60% of Australias butterflies can be found here with species including the Birdwing and the Ulysses. This region is also home to the Southern Cassowary, a large flightless black bird.
You can plan and select a suitable campervan rental for your holiday on our website: https://www.aussiecampervans.com/recommended-campervans.htm. Book directly and pick up your Cairns campervan hire and recreational vehicle (RV) at one of our many Cairns branches. We offer one-way rentals from Cairns to other major cities in Australia.
Please call +61 3 9317 4991 or email us with your Cairns campervan rental requirements.
Suggested Touring Route: Cairns
Pick up your campervan rental in our Cairns depot and start heading south along the east coast of Australia. On this road trip, you will find a wonderful journey of lovely sandy beaches and lush green rain forests. Enjoy the mild weather and friendly Aussie hospitality all along the way.
Cairns - Plan a day trip to Kuranda Rainforest village and enjoy The Skyrail ride to the top. Spend some time visiting Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld, the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. You will be amazed with the impressive collection of butterflies and host of native and exotic birds. Make sure you do not miss the delightful Kuranda Markets open each day from 9:30 to 3:00pm)
Most visitors choose to take the Skyrail in one direction and the Scenic Railway in the other. On your railway trip, the line passes through rainforest, rivers and waterfalls and offer magnificent views over the tree tops. You can alight at a number of stops and walk the boardwalk trails through the rainforest.
Port Douglas - A short drive north of Cairns you will find Port Douglas the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef (13 km off shore). Visitors flock to this international tourist destination to experience the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests. Here you can head out to the reef to swim or snorkel or even take a ride in a glass-bottomed boat to experience a spectacular tropical underwater garden. If you are travelling inland in your campervan rental, you will find the Daintree National Park some 20 kilometres west till you will reach Mossman (a sugar industry town). Take a guided walk with the local indigenous people in the Daintree National Park or sample some tropical fruit wine.
Atherton - In Atherton you will find the World Heritage listed rainforest with abundant bird watching & rare wildlife including tree Kangaroos. Remember to bring out your camera and photograph the tropical flora and fauna. For a fun-filled afternoon you can swim, camp and fish in the nearby rivers plus do not forget to explore the ancient volcanic crater lakes.
Mission Beach - is the natural mid-way point between Townsville and Cairns. Drive along the 4 beach villages linked by 14 kilometres of golden beach. Camp at Mission Beach for the night to relax and explore this unspoilt environment where two World Heritage areas – the Wet Tropics rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef – meet.
Airlie Beach - is the gateway to the Whitsundays. From Shute Harbour you can hire a catamaran or boat to one of the many islands and the reef. Visitors travel here each year to snorkel the reef and explore the islands. Anchor your boat and walk on the white sandy beach of Whitehaven Beach, or take the walking trails in the subtropical rainforest - the choices are just limitless
Fraser Island - located 450 km from Airlie Beach on the southern coast is the largest sand island in the world. You will find pristine white sandy beaches and ever evolving coloured sand cliffs. Suggest you take a 4WD tour with a local company to discover the Great Sandy Strait, beaches and sand tracks in Fraser Island.
Lamington - Visitors can explore the many walking tracks along the McPherson Range. Stop your campervan rental at one of the great lookouts providing panoramic views over the coast from SE QLD to NSW.
Byron Bay - approximately 30 minutes from Ballina Airport you will find this surf haven where millions flock to visit each year. Drive your campervan hire along the coast and enjoy the views or head off to the beach for surfing or kayaking. Stroll along the beach and visit Byron Bay Lighthouse and finish the day with a cold beer and dinner at a local pub.
Sydney - after 2 weeks on the road you now arrive in Sydney the capital of New South Wales. In this city, you will find the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Hop on the Red Explorer bus and take a couple of days to enjoy this vibrant city. Visit the Koala Park Sanctuary where you will see Australian native animals and native birds including koalas, wombats and kangaroos, etc.
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