Campervan hire in Cairns | Where to book, what to know

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Ancient cultures, tropical vibes and unique nature are all on the agenda on your next adventure to Cairns. Make it a trip of a lifetime and take the show on the road with a campervan that can accommodate you and your travel partners in style and comfort.

Our guide to campervan hire in Cairns includes where to hire a vehicle and some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your trip.

Where to hire a campervan in Cairns

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1. Spaceships

Known for its bright orange vans and bargain campervan hire options, Spaceships offers compact vehicles geared at those who are uncomfortable driving a larger campervan.

  • No fee for younger drivers
  • One-ways don't attract a surcharge
  • Standard insurance included
  • Unbranded vehicles available so you can travel like a local
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2. Apollo

Helping travellers explore Australia since 1985, Apollo hires out late-model campervans to holiday-goers who are happy to splash out a bit more for quality.

  • Higher-end and late-model vehicles
  • 2-berth hi-top caravans to 6-berth luxury motorhomes available
  • Unlimited kilometres and 24/7 roadside assist included
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3. Britz

Britz is ideal for those who are keen to keep more of their home comforts while on their campervan adventure. Britz is all about higher-end models with plenty of space for the whole crew.

  • Models with indoor kitchens and bathrooms
  • Generally newer vehicles that are 1-3 years old
  • Pet-friendly options available
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4. Jucy

A Kiwi brand that has now firmly taken hold in Australia, Jucy's bright green and purple campervans toe the line between budget and luxury offerings.

  • Rentals for drivers 18+
  • Unlimited kilometres and standard insurance included
  • Some models have kitchens and toilets
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5. Mighty

Mighty is a good all-rounder that runs the gamut from no-frills options to luxurious campervans, along with motorhomes for larger groups.

  • Unlimited kilometres included
  • 24-hour breakdown assistance
  • Some models include a hot and cold shower
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6. Travellers Autobarn

Travellers Autobarn is aimed at budget and youth travellers, and is one of the few caravan hire companies that rents to drivers under 21 years old.

  • Surcharge-free rentals for drivers 18+
  • Access to free and discounted campgrounds and caravan parks
  • Free 24-hour roadside assistance
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Where can you pick up a campervan in Cairns?

  • Cairns Airport
  • Cairns City
  • Manunda
  • Portsmith
  • Whitfield

Tips for driving a campervan in Cairns

  • Limit night-time driving as wildlife tends to hang out near the roads after sunset. Use your high beam if you must travel in the dark.
  • Consider a 4WD campervan if you're planning to explore remote areas and always fill up on water, food and fuel beforehand.
  • Stock up on your groceries before leaving Cairns as prices can get higher the further away you get.
  • A 40 km/hr speed limit applies in Cairns city centre.

What to know before renting a campervan in Cairns

What licence do I need to drive a motorhome in Cairns?

Anyone with a full, valid driver's licence written in English can hire and drive a motorhome in Cairns. Non-English licence holders must also carry a formal English translation or an International Driving Permit.

Are there any age restrictions to driving a caravan in Cairns?

Some companies have a minimum age requirement while others have a young driver's surcharge for under 25 year olds.

Travellers Autobarn, Spaceships and Jucy all allow drivers as young as 18 years old to hire their vehicles. To hire from Mighty, Britz or Apollo, you'll have to be at least 21 years old.

Do I need specific caravan insurance?

Caravan insurance is not a legal requirement but is usually offered as an additional option with most rental policies in Cairns. It can also be purchased separately.

What does campervan hire in Cairns cost?

A two-person caravan hire can start from $35 a day with more deluxe models fetching up to $130 per day.

For larger vehicles, a six-person campervan starts from $112 per day. Luxury models can cost up to $285 per day.

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