Cairns Airport Car Rental

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Cairns CBD Car Rental Location Information

Book your Cairns CBD car rental and save today on affordable cheap car rental in Cairns for your family or group adventure, with unlimited kms and 24/7 assistance, we are 147 Lake Street and offer a shuttle service for collection and drop off. Don't delay book an Ace car rental today.


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.

Cairns City information

Note: Ace Rentals Cars Cairns CBD branch operates from June to December

Location Cleaning

All locations maintain regular, scheduled cleaning of the workplace for the safety of our staff and customers. A disinfectant spray or appropriate disinfectant solution is used to wipe down counters, and frequently touched surfaces at the location regularly.

Vehicle Cleaning

All our vehicles go through a rigorous, multi-step cleaning process for each rental, ensuring all areas of the vehicles are cleaned and with extra attention paid to frequented used areas of the vehicle.

Your Cairns CBD Destination Guide

Known as the ‘gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,’ Cairns is an exciting seaside city with plenty to explore. If you’re a fan of the water you’ll love it here, plus, there are ample shopping and dining experiences to look forward to. Whether you’re seeking out moments of solitude by the sea or want to fill your days up with adventure, Cairns is the place to do it all.  

From day trips to nearby towns or places to explore in the city, here are some of the top spots to visit in and around Cairns to make the most of your trip.


Venture Offshore and Inland

Great Barrier Reef

  • Scuba dive or snorkel
  • Hot air balloon or helicopter
  • Full-day activities
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience

If you’re looking to explore the colourful corals and diverse sea life of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the place to do it! As Cairns is the closest city to the Reef, there are a few ways you can get to the corals from the shore. If you want to get face-to-face with some of the world’s most unique and biodiverse underwater ecosystems, try taking a scuba diving or snorkelling tour to experience the wonders of the Reef up close. Prefer to see the Reef from the sky? You can take a hot air balloon or helicopter ride to view the coral formations and crystal-clear waters from above. Another popular option is a glass bottom boat tour, this way you can enjoy the magnificent views of the reef right under your feet! As one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, your trip to the Reef will be unmatched in beauty no matter how you choose to view it. 

Josephine Falls

  • Natural waterfall
  • Hiking trails
  • Swim in the creek
  • Parking available

Prefer the forest to the ocean?  Just an hour’s drive south of Cairns is Josephine Falls, one of the top day trip destinations for adults and kids alike. You can swim in the creek, sit and take in the beauty of the majestic waterfall, or close your eyes and let the sounds of the rushing falls transport you to another world.  There’s a lookout for stunning views and photos, plenty of walking tracks for hikers as well as picnic tables if you’re bringing a packed lunch. Sounds like what you’re after? Take the rental car out for a day trip to Josephine Falls and spend your day immersed in natural beauty.

Explore the City

Cairns Esplanade

If you’re short on time or looking for more budget-friendly options, Cairns has plenty to offer in the city itself. The centre is only a six-minute drive from our Cairns Airport branch and is situated on an esplanade with public art, playgrounds, lookouts and even a man-made lagoon if you’d like to take a dip. Little ones can swim and build sandcastles, while adults watch on from the nearby picnic tables and benches.  If you’re seeking a moment of peace and serenity, we recommend a scenic stroll along the Esplanade, overlooking the ocean. There’s also a large selection of bars, restaurants and cafes across the road at The Pier Shopping  Mall. 

Kuranda Village

  • Village in a rainforest
  • Family-friendly
  • Attractions and activities
  • Public car parks

Kuranda Village, also known as the ‘Village in a Rainforest’, is only a 35-minute drive from Cairns city centre. Enjoy a leisurely escape to this destination  or take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway for a memorable journey through the Barron Gorge National Park. Opt for  a guided day tour or explore the rainforest yourself with walking tracks, trails and lookouts. With shopping, dining, wildlife experiences and accommodation available, Kuranda is perfect for an eventful day trip or a longer stay.  Make sure you pick up a souvenir on your way out to remember your time in the Village.


A tropical paradise promising sunny skies and clear waters, Cairns is a beautiful holiday destination spent solo, with friends or family. There are plenty of  opportunities for day trips to explore the surrounding sights and scenes while you’re here, so be sure to book your Ace rental car and get ready for an adventure filled with natural beauty. 

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Australian Car Hire Locations

We have rental car locations all over Australia and New Zealand so no matter where you plan to pick up your car rental or drop off your rental car we will be able to accommodate your needs, our locations are all open 7 days a week and with arrangement offer after-hours Rental car pickups and drop-offs.

Travelling Safely Around Australia

Driving in Australia is a fantastic way to see this beautiful country. You can go where you want, when you want, at your own pace and with peace of mind. If you have not driven in Australia before it is important that you are familiar with the rules and regulations of our roads, as well as the distances between top tourist locations. The driving distance calculator table will assist to decide where to go, and how long it will take you.

Before you get started on your driving holiday please make sure you make yourself aware of these tips to ensure you are fully prepared for your journey.

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