Cairns Campervan and RV Hire

Cairns, Queensland (QLD)

Cairns is located in the tropical North East and offers some truly unique Australian experiences.

Enjoy doorstep access to the Great Barrier Reef, or the natural rainforests of the Daintree Rainforest or the lovely coastal town of Port Douglas and its Four Mile Beach, all of which are all a short distance away from Cairns.

If you enjoy warmer weather then an RV or campervan holiday in Cairns will be hard to pass up. 26° Celsius is the average winter temperature, increasing to 31° in the summer months. 

Cairns itself is small in comparison to other popular Australian destinations with only 140,000 inhabitants, however the number of yearly visitors to the city and region is over a million. Regardless of its size, the city is catered to tourism and offers a fantastic starting point for exploring the sunshine state. 


What are the best times of year to hire a camper or RV in Cairns?

Between June and October is peak holiday season where the waters are clear of 'stinging' marine life and April until September is considered the 'dry season'. The 'wet season' is between November and March. From a climate prespective, most of the year is great with winter tempretures ranging from between 17.5 - 26°C. 

How old do I need to be to hire a campervan or motorhome?

The minimum age for most rental companies is 21, however there are brands that offer vehicles from ages 18 and up.

Can I hire a motorhome in Cairns and return it in another city?

Absolutely. The majority of our rental partners allow 'one-way' rentals in which customers can book a return to a different location. There is however often a surcharge attached to this and the price for a one-way is included in our quote.  

Will I be charged toll fees for driving in Cairns?

No, there are no toll roads in or around Cairns.

Will I be charged a bond/security deposit at pick-up?

The answer to this is almost always yes in all cases. Most rental companies require that customers pay a security deposit equal to the vehicle's excess amount - the sum the renter the liable for in the event there is an accident or the vehicle sustains damage. The amount of the security deposit varies from company to company and which level of insurance chosen. bestCAMPER offers its customers an exclusive in this regard in the form of our BasicPLUS package, where any loss of the excess/bond is covered by our international insurance partner, HanseMerkur.