Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outside and ultimately the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north. Cairns is great to visit if you’d like to visit the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest, but there is also so much to do in and around town.
With two different branch locations in Cairns, Apollo Car Rentals is making car rental easy! The two Apollo Car Rentals branches are located at the Cairns Airport and Downtown Cairns. Which means whether you’d like to hire a car downtown or as soon as you hop off the plane, we can help.
As soon as you hop off the plane at the Cairns Airport (CNS) simply visit our Airport branch, pick up your rental vehicle keys and you are free to start exploring Far North Queensland. Our Cairns downtown branch is conveniently located at Cairns Square Shopping Centre making pick up & drop off easy.
Car Hire Tips for Cairns:
Around Cairns, the speed limit is usually 50km/h and 100km/h on surrounding highways. Make sure you pay attention to road signage displaying local speed limits and road conditions.
Far North Queensland can get very hot, when you leave the car unattended, always take valuable items out of the car to avoid damage.
As Cairns is the doorway to a number of popular tourist destinations across Far North Queensland, it is important to book early to avoid missing out in peak season.
Things to Do & See in Cairns:
Tjapukai is Australia’s most accessible venue to experience authentic Aboriginal culture dating back over 40,000 years. Tjapukai has been sharing the culture and traditions of the local Djabugay people for over 28 years. Join in on boomerang, didgeridoo and spear throwing lessons, bush tucker demonstrations and dance performances.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Experience one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Discover the living colour and natural beauty of a world heritage listed rainforest that is over a million years old. The famous railway takes you from Cairns to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest 328 metres above sea level.
The Cairns Lagoon is a 4800spm salt water pool located on the Cairns Esplanade. Enjoy safe swimming all-year-round free from stingers and crocodiles. Entry to the Cairns Lagoon is free, with lifeguards on duty during opening hours.