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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for your rental car is mainly made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by the main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. Please note that the main driver must present a valid credit card issued in their name. Furthermore, the main and additional drivers must be in possession of a valid driving license for at least 1 year (for further information, please refer to the rental conditions). Moreover, both, the main and additional drivers are required to present a valid identity card/passport and must be of the minimum age specified in the rental conditions.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of delay. As a general rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver must present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driver's license and their valid credit card.
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Cairns Attractions and Travel Tips

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Cairns is usually seen as the end of the line for the east coast and the first port of call to explore the far north and breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. The laid back city atmosphere welcomes a lot of tourism and Cairns itself is a great stepping stone into the surrounding area. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Cairns has to offer so you can take full advantage of this stylish city and the surrounding area. A direct car hire Cairns Airport is also available. through our online comparison portal, we check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific vacation needs.

General Information

Cairns sports islands, rainforests and reefs at its doorstep. It was originally composed of mudflats and mangroves, but it has quickly become a popular international tourist destination with large resorts, a handful of crystal-clear beaches and high-profile developments with a dazzling saltwater lagoon. Cairns is only 30 miles away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Great Barrier Reef, the iconic natural behemoth that is so definitive of Australia.

To Do

Cairns is an adventurer’s haven, whether it is deep sea diving or skydiving, excursions close to the ocean or mountains or rainforests, Cairns has something for everybody. The relaxing, tropical ambiance shining from the Foreshore Promenade is infectious, and it is easy to take a relaxing walk or swim around the Esplanade. There is a huge variety of tours on offer for the Great Barrier Reef, something each traveler must do when visiting Cairns. You can go snorkeling, learn to dive or see the reef from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat. You can also visit Michaelmas Cay, home to thousands of nesting seabirds, colorful corals and giant clams.

Attractions

Cairns features a number of natural attractions that ideally need to be enjoyed with a Cairns car rental when visiting the city. Only 2.5 miles north of Cairns are the Flecker Botanical Gardens, 38 hectares of tropical oasis with some of the rarest plants in the world. Next to the gardens are the Centenary Lakes, a rainforest parkland with mangroves and crocodiles. Of course, the most prominent attraction in the area is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral formation in the world and home to a spectacular array of marine life.

Eating

Food in Cairns ranges from cheap eats to fancy delicacies, but few places hawk emu, crocodile and kangaroo meat quite like Cairns. Of course you will find a wide selection of seafood, located mainly on the Esplanade, along with Italian, Chinese, Lebanese, and an unusually large number of Japanese restaurants. On Shields Street you can also find more contemporary eats featuring Australian fusion food, Indian, Thai, Malaysian and European. The nightlife in Cairns is vibrant and filled with pilgrims destined for the reef, so there is plenty of opportunity for late nights and a large selection of pubs and bars.

Excursions

Cairns is surrounded by rainforest and can be used as a gateway to destinations such as Kuranda and the Daintree. Daintree National Park is a rainforest 3 hours north of Cairns and makes for a relaxing getaway. Guided tours, bushwalking and riverboats are all possible. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kuranda Rainforest is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and, with just a 2 hour drive north, a Cairns car hire can open up to you the largest range of animals and plants in the world. The Atherton Tablelands, nestled in the highlands of Cairns, is Queensland at its most green and features a host of wildlife excursions and tourist highlights to enjoy around Cairns. Cairns is uniquely placed next to the coral sea, but Darwin is to the North and less than a day's drive along the stunning coast can see you at Brisbane, a gentle and laid-back city that is perfect to continue your Australian adventure. You can make your Australian vacation dreams a reality when you book your next car hire through HAPPYCAR!