Motorhome Hire in Cairns to Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Motorhome Rental

Visit Aussie Campervans to find the best and cheapest Cairns motorhome rental deals. We offer a wide range of campervans (from budget campervans to luxury motorhomes) from top motorhome companies for you to choose from. Our online booking system is an easy and quick process to secure your motorhome rental. The Cairns branch is located close to Cairns airport and the city centre.

Tip: Book early to get the best price. Campervan and Motorhome rental rates are higher during peak periods such as Christmas, Easter and school holidays and availability is usually limited. We also have other vehicle types available for hire, including RV and 4WD to cater to different travelling needs and budgets. 

Motorhome Hire in Cairns

Secure your Cairns motorhome hire and start exploring. You can start in Cairns and move down the Australian east coast in your motorhome rental. We offer one-way rentals to all major state capitals and major regional cities. Alternatively you can head north east towards Darwin and explore the Top End and the Kakadu National Park in your motorhome.

Consider also an RV rental to Brisbane, or check out our campervan hire to Brisbane to plan for your trip. It takes approximately 19.5 hours to drive non-stop from Cairns to Brisbane but we recommend you to spend 3 days on this drive for breaks and take your time to explore. Some of the best sights you should catch on your journey include the Wallaman Falls, Airlie Beach, and Cape Hillsborough.

Start your search and compare the best motorhome hire deals in Cairns. There are lots of useful information and travel tips on our website to help you secure the most suitable motorhome rental at the best possible price. Also check out our customers’ reviews on their feedback with regards to our rentals and service qualities.

Motorhome Hire in Cairns - Places of Interest and Local Highlights

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest and is the ideal base to explore the wonderful attractions of Tropical North Queensland in your rented motorhome. The branch is located close to Cairns airport and you can pick up your motorhome rental as soon as you arrive in sunny Cairns.

One must-do activity is a visit to the rainforest village of Kuranda just 30 minutes north west of Cairns city in your motorhome and thousands of visitors visit this attraction each year. There is the Skyrail and the Scenic Railway to get to and from Kuranda Village and most visitors choose to take the Skyrail in one direction and the Scenic Railway in the other. The century old Scenic Rail line cuts through the lush rainforest passing over rivers and waterfalls of the Baron Gorge. Whilst the Skyrail’s gondolas offer stunning views from over the forest canopy to the beautiful North Queensland coast line.

Visitors can alight at the various stops along the route and take the boardwalk trails through the rainforest. Highlights to Kuranda village include:

  • Butterfly Sanctuary

    largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia (home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies hand reared on the premises). You can wander amongst these superbly-coloured insects and take a guided tour to learn more about a butterfly's life cycle and behaviour.

  • Bird World

    and its host of native and exotic birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. The park is landscaped with waterfalls and ponds with exotic and native plants to replicate the natural habitats of the species here. Bring out your camera - it is truly a photographer's delight.

  • Kuranda Markets

    Make sure you do not miss the delightful Kuranda Markets open each day from 9:30am to 3:00pm

    Another attraction to the area is Mission Beach and the World Heritage rainforests. Located midway from Cairns and Townsville are 4 main beaches. It is known that 60% of Australia's butterflies are found here with species including the Ulysses and the Birdwing butterfly. Mission Beach is also home to the Southern Cassowary, a large flightless black bird. Take time off to enjoy the Mission Beach Tropical Fruit Safari where you will find an extensive array of tropical and ultra-tropical food plants.

    As you head north in your motorhome hire lies Port Douglas the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef (13 km offshore). Surrounded by tropical rainforest this is an international tourist destination and thousands of visitors flock here to experience the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests. Definitely head out to the reef for a swim or snorkel. You must not miss a ride in a glass-bottomed boat to experience a spectacular tropical underwater garden.

Recommended Campsites in Cairns:

Attraction Campgrounds Nearby

Cairns Central Business District (CBD)

NRMA Cairns Holiday Park
Address: 12-30 Little St, Manunda QLD 4870, Australia
Phone: +61 1800 259 977
Website: Link

Tasman Holiday Parks - Cairns Cool Waters
Address: 2/14 Shale St, Brinsmead QLD 4870, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4034 1949
Website: Link

Behana Gorge Road

Mission Beach Campervan & Caravan Park
Address: 53 Porter Promenade Mission Beach, Queensland, 4852
Phone: (07) 4210 6078
Website: Link

BIG4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park
Address: Bartle Frere Goldfield Road, Queensland, 4861
Phone: 1800 041 441
Website: Link

Bingil Bay & Girringun National Park

Inghum Tourist Park
Address: 49450 Bruce Highway Ingham
Phone: 07 47762403
Website: Link

Wallaman Falls Campground
Address: Wallaman Falls Road, Wallaman QLD 4850

Daintree National Park

Daintree Riverview Lodges & Van Park
Address: 2 Stewart St, Daintree QLD 4873, Australia
Phone: +61 409 627 434
Website: Link

Pinnacle Village Holiday Park
Address: Vixies Rd, Wonga QLD 4873, Australia
Phone: +61 1800 222 728
Website: Link

Port Douglas

Tropic Breeze Caravan Park
Address: 24 Davidson St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4099 5299
Website: Link

Pandanus Caravan Park
Address: 97-107 Davidson St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4099 5944
Website: Link

Cape York

Loyalty Beach Campground & Fishing Lodge
Address: Cape York, 1 Loyalty Beach Road, New Mapoon QLD 4876, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4069 3372

Seisia Holiday Park
Address: 6 Koraba Rd, Seisia QLD 4876, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4203 0992
Website: Link

If you are looking for a cheaper vehicle alternative, you can also check out our campervan hire in Cairns.