Cairns CBD Car Rental

147 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland

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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.

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Your Cairns City Destination Guide

Looking for ideas for your Cairns adventure? Whether you’re one for pacing through the relaxed streets, taking in the oceanic view from the pier or checking out the bustling night markets, Cairns has something for everyone. Once you’ve picked up your Ace rental car from our Cairns City location, make your way over to  Cairns Esplanade - the heartbeat of this seaside city - where you can take a dip in the Lagoon or stop for lunch at Muddy’s Cafe. With plenty to do within and beyond the city, read on to discover full and half-day activities that’ll keep you busy on your trip and give you lifelong memories to cherish.


Full-Day Activities

Daintree Rainforest

  • Walk, hike or swim
  • River cruises and ferry rides
  • Picnic spots
  • Car parking available

Here’s one for  nature lovers - the Daintree Rainforest in Cape Tribulation is perfect for a day trip and only about 2.5 hours from the city.  It’s  a picturesque paradise with walking and hiking trails, ferry rides, and plenty of spots to sit and take it all in. Shady canopies and trickling sounds of the Mossman Gorge make it the perfect place to slow down and relax or hike and adventure. The Daintree River flows through the middle of the Forest, with river cruises on offer if you’d like to explore by boat.

Atherton Tablelands

  • Family-friendly
  • Tours and activities
  • Accommodation available
  • Suitable for self-driving

Looking to venture even further out? Discover the Atherton Tablelands, a 3.5 hour drive from Cairns city. With markets and galleries, wildlife encounters and family fun, there’s heaps to explore and experience in the Tablelands! Consider a visit to Historic Village Herberton for a fun day out exploring a mining town frozen in time, or check out the man-made Crystal Caves where you can learn about crystals and fossils, and even crack open your own geode (volcanic rock). Plus, there are lodges, motels and holiday parks in the Tablelands if you’d like to extend your stay.

Half-Day Activities

Cairns Discovery Tours

  • City Sights bus tour
  • River cruise tour
  • Family-friendly
  • Local guides

From scenic strolls down the esplanade to sun-kissed afternoons by the water, there are many ways to enjoy the beauty of Cairns, but what better way to explore a new city than with a local guide? With half-day excursions in and around the city,  Cairns Discovery Tours offers guided bus tours to discover Cairns on foot, or take to the sea with a calm water river cruise!

The ‘City Sights and Surrounds’ tour lets you discover the beauty and history of Cairns, stopping along the way at highlights including the heritage-listed St. Monica’s Cathedral, Cairns Museum, Cairns Botanic Gardens and the quaint beachside town of Palm Cove. Let the tour guides do the planning while you sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere.

Cairns Aquarium

  • Free entry for infants
  • Marine life encounters
  • Aquatic-themed restaurant
  • Street parking

A city surrounded by water, Cairns is known as ‘the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’ which holds one-of-a-kind ecosystems and marine life. If you’re not visiting the Reef on your trip, don’t worry! You can discover the unique sea life of Tropical Far North Queensland by visiting the Cairns Aquarium. With daily presentations from wildlife educators; two levels to explore and even opportunities to hand-feed stingrays, your time spent at the Cairns Aquarium is set to be both exciting  and educational.


From the seaside to the city, Cairns ticks all the boxes (and more) for a truly special tropical holiday. Family-friendly and suitable for solo travellers, there are plenty of experiences, attractions and landmarks to make your visit an incredible one. For a seamless experience, pick up your Ace Rental Car at our Cairns City location and start your journey around this great city. Now, it’s time to pack your bags and get ready to be charmed by waterfront vistas and blissfully warm weather.

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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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