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Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner

Cairns Sunset Cruise and Optional Dinner
90 minutes
USD 35.28
Relax and unwind with a sunset cruise from Cairns along the Trinity Inlet. Be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and savory snacks. Take in the magical views as the sun sets over the mangroves, waterways and mountains. You have the option to end your cruise in style with a delicious three-course dinner at Dundee's Restaurant.

Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda- Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train

Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda- Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train
10 hours
USD 151.07
Spend a morning exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns in small group comfort. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park, with an exclusive access pass you'll visit areas not open to the public. After your 4wd adventure, you will be dropped in Kuranda for 3 hours of free time to explore the wonders of this quaint little village, before returning on either the Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train journey. Your choice!

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Cairns Airport (CNS) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Cairns Airport information page with information on Cairns Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Cairns driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Cairns Airport car rental options and search for the best available Cairns car rental rates in the search box below.

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Cairns Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

Cairns Airport car rental has several companies to choose from.


Follow the Cairns Airport car hire signs to the company desks in the Arrivals hall of the International Terminal (T1), and at the northern end of the Domestic Terminal (T2).


Rental car parking is located in the northern end of the Domestic Terminal (T2) carpark.

Cairns Airport Car Rental Companies

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Redspot

Cairns Driving Information

Driving is on the left side of the road.

All Cairns Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Cairns Driving Stress Level: 6/10

You'll need a 4X4 to tackle the area from Cooktown north through Cape York and some of the desert roads. It can be expensive, and finding an automatic transmission 4X4 is difficult. Even with a 4X4, roads in the tropics can be harrowing, and often impassable, during and immediately following the wet season.


Cairns Airport Car Rental Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends a Cairns Airport car rental.

Renting a car is an affordable convenience that will provide you with a lot of freedom in Queensland.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017