Visitors to Cairns region often start their trips from Cairns Airport. Book a hire car in advance with Redspot Car Rentals, to begin exploring the natural wonders that Cairns has to offer. Many tourists will head straight from the airport to a ferry bound for the Great Barrier Reef. Others will head inland to the Atherton Tablelands or the rainforests of Daintree and Kuranda. The area surrounding Cairns has much to offer and it is best explored with a vehicle, so be sure to hire a rental car, van, or SUV with Redspot Cairns Airport.
Redspot Car Rentals has kiosks inside Cairns International and Domestic airport terminals. Our car rentals are parked within walking distance of the terminals, making it very easy to collect your hire car after your inbound flight. Redspot Car Rentals has locations at all major airports, including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne airports.
Far North Queensland is spread out across 800 km so getting around can be challenging. To make your trip to Cairns as stress free as possible, make sure you include a portable GPS in your car hire reservation. Your Redspot Car Rentals vehicle with GPS can be picked up at Cairns airport so you can make the most of everything the wonderful city of Cairns has to offer.
All Redspot Car Rentals vehicles are around 6 months old and serviced regularly. However, if you happen to encounter a problem with your hire car, you will be covered by our 24 hour roadside assistance. The service is free unless the mechanical problem is a result of driver error (e.g. locked keys in car). Redspot Car Rentals also offers a premium roadside assistance package at a small additional fee. This premium package will cover you in such cases as accidentally leaving the lights on.
An after-hours drop box is available for all Redspot Car Rentals returns. So no matter what the time of day or night, you can return your hire car in time for your return flight home.
There are currently no toll roads in far north Queensland. Only if you travel to south-east Queensland are there tolls. If you want to find out more about where exactly the toll roads are, or more information about how we handle tolls, visit our toll road page for more information.
Sight Seeing Attractions:
Far North Queensland is the adventure capital of Australia. Enjoy white water rafting, sky diving, or bush walking at some of the many locations around Cairns. Inland visitors can visit the Daintree Rainforest or embark on an Aboriginal walking tour, while offshore many choose to visit Turtle Island or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. You could even road trip the North Queensland Waterfall circuit drive and see the beautiful natural wonders of the area.
Cairns is a regional city in Far North Queensland. Founded in 1876, the city was named after the then-current Governor of Queensland; William Wellington Cairns. The city is located about 1,700 km from Brisbane, and about 2,700 km from Sydney.
For years, Cairns has served as the agricultural hub of Far-North Queensland; exporting sugar cane, gold and other minerals and agricultural products from surrounding areas. Today, its tropical climate and spectacular natural scenery make it a popular travel destination for foreign tourists. It also serves as a launching point for those visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
About Cairns Airport:
Cairns Airport lies between Mount Whitfield to the west and Trinity Bay to the east and is a 7 km drive from the Cairns central business district. It is the seventh busiest airport in Australia. The airport serves international, domestic and general aviation operators. It is also a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and the search and rescue helicopters of the State Emergency Service. Flights are offered to major Australian cities and tourist destinations, regional communities in Far North Queensland, and a number of international destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.