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  • several QLD locations

Cairns Campervan Hire FAQ

Note: We compare multiple campervan and motorhome rental companies – each has its own terms and policies. Use the below answers as a general guide, however always check the terms and conditions of your rental, as details can vary from company to company.

 

Where can I pickup my motorhome?

With most suppliers you will pick up your vehicle at the branch, usually within a few kilometres of both Cairns Airport and the city.

Often the most cost-effective transfer option is a taxi ($15 to $30 from the airport to most depots) or a ride-sharing service. Details of the pickup location can be seen on the vehicle page and during the booking process.

 

Are one-way rentals available?

Yes, several campervan hire companies offer one way rentals.

Popular routes starting in Cairns include:

  • Cairns to Brisbane
  • Cairns to Sydney
  • Cairns to Airlie Beach
  • Cairns to Townsville

 

Can I rent a campervan in Port Douglas?

Currently we do not list any suppliers offering vehicles in Port Douglas. Most visitors to the region use one of the depots close to Cairns City or Cairns Airport.

 

What kind of campervans do you have?

We compare a range of different campervans and motorhomes. Popular rental options include:

  • sleepervans (2 person campers built on a minivan or station wagon)
  • 2 to 4 person campervans built on a van (sometimes with a high roof – either a hi-top or pop-top)
  • large motorhomes usually with a toilet, shower which sleep from 2 to 6 passengers.
  • 4WD campervans are also available

To help you find the right RV for your needs, search results can be filtered to only show vehicles of a certain size by clicking on the camper icons at the top of the page:

A rental campervan on its way to Alice Springs.

Depots in Cairns

Please note: your pickup location may differ. Always check the pickup address indicated in your booking.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays
432-434 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Awesome Campers
440 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.8 km

Barefoot Camper Hire
1/410 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.5 km

Big Sky Campers
99 Scott Street
Bungalow
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7.9 km

Britz Campervan Rentals
419 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  3.6 km

Calypso Campervan Rentals
36 Tills Street
Westcourt
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7.8 km

Camperman
440 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.8 km

Captain Billy’s 4WD Hire
80 Scott Street
Bungalow
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7.8 km

Cheapa Campa
432-434 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Comet Campers
123 Bunda Street
Portsmith
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7 km

Cruisin Motorhomes
397-399 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Driveabout Campers

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Energi Motorhomes

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

GoCheap Campervans
397 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Hippie Camper
432-434 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Jucy Campervans Rental
55 Dutton Street
Portsmith
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7.3 km

Kangaroo Campervan Rentals

This is a serviced location. Arrange pick-up with supplier.

Let’s Go Motorhomes
104 Kenny Street
Portsmith
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  8 km

Lucky Rentals Australia
107 Bunda Street
Portsmith
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7.2 km

Maui Motorhomes
419 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  3.6 km

Mighty Campers
419 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  3.6 km

Real Value
432-434 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Spaceships
397 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  3.4 km

Star RV
432-434 Sheridan Street
Cairns North
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  2.7 km

Travellers Autobarn
123 Bunda Street
Portsmith
QLD, 4870

Distance to Airport:  7 km

Cairns Road Trip Tips: Attractions & Pit-Stops

The Rainforest

Aside from the reef, the second most likely destination you’re likely to explore near Cairns is the Wet Tropics Rainforest, with two of the most popular destinations for a day being Kuranda and Daintree.

Kuranda is a town on the Barron River, 25 km from Cairns, with a scenic train and cableway making for an easy day trip.

Known for its exceptional biodiversity, the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest (which contains Daintree National Park), north of Cairns, is the largest continuous rainforest in the country, as well as the world’s oldest rainforest.

Campervan access: It is possible to self-drive to Kuranda and Daintree from Cairns, though parking can become an issue at tourist hot spots at busy times. Alternatively, many day tours are offered to these areas from Cairns.

Creek in tropical rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Josephine Falls

One of the most popular waterfalls near Cairns, Josephine Falls is a tiered cascade, with swimming allowed in the lower pool, reached by a walk of 700 metres.

A 75-kilometre trip from Cairns, the 25-metre-tall falls descend from the Atherton Tableland to the foot of Mount Bartle Frere (Queensland’s highest peak) in Wooroonooran National Park and function as a natural waterslide.

Campervan access: Josephine Falls is reached by way of the Bruce Hwy/Hwy 1. A spacious parking lot is available on-site.

Lower Josephine Falls

Cairns’ Northern Beaches

Spectacular beaches stretch along the coast, a few kilometres north of Cairns. Popular spots include Palm Cove, Clifton Beach and Trinity Beach.

Clifton Beach

The Great Barrier Reef

When you’re in Cairns, it’s hard to miss the 2,300-km-long World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

No shortage of tour operators can deliver a day outing by boat, with opportunities to enjoy warm, calm water snorkeling and scuba diving, surrounded by the reef system’s – renowned vibrantly coloured marine life.

There are also glass-bottomed boats and submarine experiences, and options to suit everyone, including pontoons, stationed within the Outer Reef and various islands of the reef.

Campervan access: The Cairns marina has parking on-site and there are additional car parks nearby. Some tour operators may offer a hotel pickup service, eliminating your need to drive to the docks.

Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium opened in 2017 and is dedicated to showcasing exclusively aquatic wildlife from the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, inclusive of the Gulf Savannah and Cape York regions.

This impressive facility houses ten North Queensland ecosystems and claims over seventy exhibits and 15,000 creatures. A 30-metre-long underwater acrylic viewing tunnel takes you into an open ocean viewing tank with a rare school of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks.

Campervan access: Parking is limited at the aquarium proper, but it is walkable from the CBD.

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