Cairns Airport Car Rental

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OFFICE HOURS:Open Weekdays 9am to 5:30pm & Weekends 9am to 12:30pm and operates from 1 June

Cairns Airport Car Rental Information

Cairns might be predominantly known for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, but there are plenty of sights and attractions in town itself that are worth your attention. Even if you’re just using Cairns as a basecamp as you trek through the lush Daintree Rainforest or swim amongst coral gardens, make sure you spend some quality time in the CBD. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Allow an additional 30 to 40 minutes prior to the flight check-in time for car rental return & transfer from our Airport branches to the International and domestic airport terminals.

All vehicles need to be returned to our Location within branch hours.

Please contact the branch directly to discuss.

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements.

We offer a pick-up and drop-off service to our Cairns airport branch for customers during operational hours serving Cairns airport domestic & Cairns airport international terminals, the final shuttle departs the location 30 minutes before closing daily


Welcome to the tropical paradise of Cairns. Cairns Airport will be your gateway to a bonanza of adventures on land and out at sea.

Cairns is a great city to visit any time of the year. It has soaring temperatures all year long but faces high humidity and the risk of tropical storms during the summer. Many tourists prefer to visit during the winter months to escape the cold for a stay in this never-ending summer destination.

There’s plenty to do in and around Cairns. The city is filled with cafes, bars, restaurants, outdoor pools, and man-made lagoons. However, many visit this natural wonderland for what surrounds the city. The world’s oldest rainforest, waterfalls, incredible beaches, and so much more are an easy drive away, while just offshore, the Great Barrier Reef awaits. Cairns truly is a destination unlike any other.

Fly into Cairns and head to Ace Cairns Airport once you’ve landed. We’ll provide you with a reliable rental car that you can use to get to all of these incredible locations.

Dive the Great Barrier Reef with Ace

Many tourists visit Cairns due to its unrivalled access to the Great Barrier Reef.

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater wonderland, with over 2,900 individual reefs and thousands of species of fish calling this landscape their home. It stretches across a massive 2,300 kilometres, with the outer reef proving to be an incredibly colourful phenomenon. Boat tours frequent the area each day, giving you the opportunity to see the reef up close and personal; perhaps on a glass-bottomed boat, or by snorkelling or scuba diving. Find the right tour for you and enjoy an unforgettable day out in nature.

Explore North Queensland in your Rental Car

Cairns is an ideal base city for some incredible North Queensland adventures. There is so much to do and see around Cairns that you’ll be hopping in your rental car to experience a different road trip each day. You’ll find yourself in love with the tropical landscape, complete with waterfalls, ancient rainforests, and an incredible coastline too.

Perhaps drive up the coast to the Daintree Rainforest. It’s the oldest rainforest in the world and is a must-visit when you’re in the area. You can see where two UNESCO World-Heritage sites meet at Cape Tribulation, which is where the Daintree meets the Great Barrier Reef. We recommend driving up in your rental car, before booking a tour to really make the most out of your trip here.

On the way up to the Daintree, you’ll drive past Port Douglas. With white-sanded beaches and crystal clear blue waters, it’s an amazing beach spot. Perhaps book an overnight stay here to truly relax and unwind before continuing to drive up the coast.

Further inland are some water playgrounds. With endless rivers, streams, waterfalls and natural pools, Cairns and its surrounding areas are home to some unique landscapes you could spend days exploring. Perhaps visit Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa or the mighty Barron Falls. Pack your togs and jandals and enjoy - it’ll be a great day out hopping from one waterhole to the next.

Cairns is a beautiful spot to stay in. It’s a great city, but its proximity to several incredible nature spots is unparalleled. Spend a day out on the Great Barrier Reef, before driving all over North Queensland in your Ace rental car and exploring what this area of Australia offers. It’ll be unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.

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