2-Berth Premium Campervan
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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.
Known for its bright orange vans and bargain campervan hire options, Spaceships offers compact vehicles geared for those who are uncomfortable driving a larger campervan.
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.
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.
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.
Mighty is a good all-rounder that runs the gamut from no-frills options to luxurious campervans, along with motorhomes for larger groups.
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.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
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According to Motorhome Republic, a 2-berth campervan rental in Cairns booked for summer costs around $223 and winter sits at roughly $177.
A variety of factors go into the cost of a rental. These include but are not limited to:
The best time to visit Cairns for weather purposes is April to September. This time of year is the dry season which offers comfortable temperatures, low rainfall and lack of crowds (if you book outside of school holiday periods).
For campervan affordability, the cheapest time to book according to Motorhome Republic is October. Spring provides the lowest cost average of $120.
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.
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.
No, parking just anywhere can land you a fine in Australia. But there are plenty of free camping spots that you can pull over at for the evening.
Depending on how much time you have available, having 5 days in Cairns should allow you to cover all the popular road trip bases. Our must-do itineraries include:
Caravan insurance is not a legal requirement but is usually offered as an additional option with most rental policies in Cairns. Campervan excess insurance can also be purchased separately.
Most campervan hire depots in Cairns are found moments away from the airport or in the city centre. Some of the main suburbs include Manunda, Portsmith and Whitfield.
Note that these campervan companies are a 5-minute drive from the terminal via Airport Drive.
Campervan hire from $5/day
Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.
Third day free on rentals
Available on rentals until 31 October 2021 across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 50% off rentals + no one way fee
Available on rentals until 10 December 2021 on pick up locations including Alice Springs, Broome and Darwin. Drop of locations include Cairns, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide. Minimum rent of 7 days required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Australia campervan hires
Available on rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
Up to 10% off car rentals in Australia
Available until 31 December 2021 when you spend a minimum of $50. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Prepayment is required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals
Available on 2+ days rentals until 11 December 2021 when you book 21 days in advance. Destinations include Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.
$1/day one-way car hire in Australia
Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.
Up to 50% off one-way rental rate with Cheapa Campa
Available on rentals until 10 December 2021 on pick-up locations including Alice Springs, Broome and Darwin. Drop-off locations include Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. T&Cs apply.
Cairns car hires from $40
Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Cairns include Palm Cove, Mareeba and more.
Up to 50% off one-way Britz Campervan rentals
Available on rentals until 30 November 2021 on pick up locations including Alice Springs and Darwin. Drop off destinations include Adelaide, Brisbane and Cairns. T&Cs apply.
5% off advance bookings
Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 with Cheapa Campa, Apollo Motorhomes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Cairns, Broome and more. Minimum of 180 days advance booking. T&Cs apply.
Up to 10% off + free cancellation on Australia rentals
Available on select rental dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. Prepayment is required. Must cancel 7 days prior to get a full refund. T&Cs apply.
Get 10% off Queensland car hires
Available on activities until 31 December 2021 when you use the code. Minimum spend of $150 required. Destinations include Cairns and Port Douglas. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off for Entertainment members
Available on select rentals dates until 2022 across Australia, including Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
Earn Qantas Points on rentals
Earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on car rentals across Australia. T&Cs apply.
Australia: Up to 7.5% off Let’s Go Motorhomes rentals
Available on select rental dates until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
Get 5% off Hippie Camper rentals
Available on rentals until 31 March 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
10-day Western Australia campervan escape from $485
Available on rentals in Perth from 1-30 November 2021 and 1 February - 31 March 2022. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off car hires with code
Available on Australia rentals until 30 September 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
Australia campervan hires from $299 per week
Available on JUCY Crib and Champ weekly rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 10% off 3+ day rentals
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.
6th day free + free upgrade on rentals
Available on Australia rentals from 3 October - 5 December 2021 when you book a minimum of 6 days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
Free car rental for members
Join the Emerald Club and earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Inclusive of free rental days and other benefits. Destinations include Australia, Canada, United States and more. T&Cs apply.
Car hire from $24 per day
Hire cars across Australia from as little as $24 per day. T&Cs apply.
Free upgrade on car hires
Sign up your email and receive the best car rental offers across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off prestige car rentals
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Auckland and more. Minimum of 5 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off 5+ days rentals
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.
Cairns car hires from $16.28/day
Available on select rental dates in 2020. Car types include intermediate, economy, compact and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia car hires from $14.99/day
Available on select dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.
Cairns car hires from $40/day
Available on select rental dates in 2021 with East Coast, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and more. Sample rate is for a sedan car.
Cairns campervan hires from $45 per day
Available on select rental dates. Sample rate is for a station wagon.
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