Cairns is your entry point to tropical north Queensland. With a reservation through CarRental.com.au, you can pick up a cheap rental car at Cairns Airport and immediately be on your way to exploring this natural wonderland of rainforests, beaches and islands.
Cairns holds the distinction of being the only location in the world to host two World Heritage sites side by side: the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforests. This makes Cairns the perfect launching point from which to head off for a dive into the Great Barrier Reef or drive to Cape Tribulation and experience the Daintree rainforests.
If lying on the beach is more your style, why not drive your Cairns car rental up to Palm Cove for some relaxation in the sun. Or with a few hours' drive westward you can see for yourself what the Outback is all about in a rental 4WD. You can drive from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef or head further north to Port Douglas and Daintree. Just an hour's drive west of Cairns puts you in the Highlands complete with beautiful national parks. You are also not very far from Ravenshoe and the Innot Hot Springs.
To get to the city from the airport will cost around $20 AUD with shuttle costs only slightly cheaper at $10 AUD per person. But with a car rental reservation through CarRental.com.au, you give yourself unlimited access to Cairns and beyond.
1.Head southwest on Spence St toward Sheridan St 400 m
2.Turn right at Bunda St 10 m
Diving is one of the highlights of any trip to Cairns
If you are a new driver on a new road with a new car rental Cairns vehicle, you have to pay extra attention to keeping yourself safe on the road.
In order to get around safely in your car rental Cairns it is imperative that you are a good driver. There are of course the usual rules when it comes to driving, putting on your seatbelt, making sure you take a good look at the roads, making sure you give way and so on; but there are other things that you have to remember. Many drivers find that driving in a new location is particularly difficult, not necessarily, because of the fact that they don’t drive safely to begin with but rather they aren’t accustomed to what they are seeing and therefore find it harder to drive.
The most common and really basic tip to safe driving is staying focused. Stop thinking of the flight that you just had, or the document that you just sent via email. In fact try to stop thinking of everything but the road. Being in a new environment means you don’t know the roads you are on. Regardless of whether you have looked up the place on a map, or have tried to look at a couple of pictures online, you will never ever be completely aware of your surroundings if you do not pay attention. This is the most important part of driving your rental car Cairns vehicle safely.
You should also make sure you take a good look at road signs. A lot of people don’t know this fact, but a lot of what happens when you drive is habitual. If you plough a route over and over again for weeks, months or even years, you tend to memorize what the route is like. This means that when you get to a new place with unfamiliar streets you won’t know where the signs are. This is why you have to keep your eyes open for signs that can avert you from danger.
In line with the item on signs, it is important for you to stay within your speed limits. Again, you don’t know where the road leads, or even if you do, you have no idea what type of traffic or danger awaits you. Speed limits are set for a reason, whether it be because the area is populated with school kids or the area happens to be accident prone, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you are able to stick within the limits to keep yourself safe.
Those are just a few items you need to remember but they are enough to save you in at least 80% of potential crashes. Stay tuned to this website for additional tips to remember but until then remember to drive your car rental Cairns safely.