Car Hire Cairns

Car Rental Cairns

Car, SUV, Recreational 4WD, Minibus Hire in Cairns. Compare & save on quality reliable new & low age vehicles, with free airport pickup from Cairns airport, 4WD adventures to Cape York a speciality, and one way rentals welcome! One of the largest Cairns car hire companies for people movers, light commercials, 4WD's, trucks & trailers, with over 35 years of experience!


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How do you make the right choice of car hire in Cairns? Who can you trust to look after you with a great deal for a quality car, 4WD or minibus and the service and professionalism you deserve and are paying for?

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Free Airport Pickup

We provide a free airport pickup service to any car rental at Cairns Airport! This includes cars, people movers, light commercials, 4WD's and trucks. Our local office is located about 20 minutes from the airport, in close proximity to the Cairns Convention Centre, CBD, Trinity Inlet, pier and port area, the Bruce Highway heading south, and also connecting to the nearby Gillies Highway accessing the scenic Atherton Tablelands.

Click on RENTAL INFO for full details on all of our options for car hire Cairns.


one way rentalsOne-Way Car Rental

Picking up in Cairns and finishing at another destination? No problem - 1300 Meteor offers one way car rentals to most locations in mainland Australia!


Unsealed Road Usage

While our cars and minivans cannot be used off sealed roads (other than unsealed detours to accommodate official roadworks to gazetted sealed roads) we do have a great range of 4x4's that are, and our standard Loss and Damage Cover remains valid to such use.



Our Car & Minibus accessories range includes:

  • Baby seats
  • GPS
  • Luggage trailers (to suit our 12 seat Toyota Commuter minibuses)

A Wide Variety of Quality Vehicles

At 1300 Meteor Rentals, we know that having options is what you want from your car rental agency – this is part of why we make sure to keep a supply of diverse, top quality vehicles. Whatever your reason for car hire, you deserve to pick the exact one you and the family want to drive. We provide an impressive range from 4 door hatchbacks to a 12-person minibus. Each car has the space to store plenty of luggage, with the option of a dedicated trailer for this purpose if necessary. Convenience is always key with our premium service.

Reach Impressive Holiday Destinations in Style

If you’re going on holiday to Cairns or within North Queensland, then you’ll likely be wanting to have as much activity time as possible – making it important that you have a convenient way of getting to the best places. The sooner you reach picturesque holiday and tourism spots such as the Great Barrier Reef, Palm Cove, or Airlie Beach, the more time you’ll be able to spend soaking up the sun or the sights. A reliable four-wheel drive vehicle can get you wherever you need to be, and without worrying about uneven terrain; your 4x4 rental will open up Queensland off the beaten track.

Perfect for Interstate Home Moving

Packing up your life and moving it across the state (or even across the country) is always a daunting task. With a trustworthy 1300 Meteor Rentals truck or minibus by your side, you’ll be able to fit all your belongings into a single trip, making the move much easier. A separate luggage trailer is also an option if you need just a little more space. Our team can always make sure you get a vehicle that matches your needs, and keeps everything safe and sound for the entire journey – we can collect your truck after the drive, even outside Cairns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take a rental 4x4 off-road?

The four-wheel drive matches perfectly to Australia’s terrain, which may sometimes be difficult to traverse, especially near tourism spots. You should always err on the side of caution when covering tricky ground, but a skilful driver can use a 4x4 to take the family to some great locales that are off the beaten track. 1300 Meteor Rentals prides itself on its 4WD options because we know that they are an essential part of the Cairns holiday experience – so long as you drive them well.

Does the rental car have insurance?

Our rental cars have full insurance, but customers will have to pay for damages if the vehicle sustains any in the hire period. The amount will depend upon the extent of the vehicle’s damage, and the circumstances of the original incident. We encourage our customers to be careful with their rental, and to treat the vehicle as if it was their own; you must look after it to the best of your ability, and report any issues upon the car’s return.

How old do I need to be to rent a vehicle?

We service plenty of young adults wanting to see the splendour of Cairns and beyond for many reasons, but there are some caveats when it comes to car hire. Throughout the entirety of Australia, you can only rent a car if you are 21 years of age or more. You must hold a full driving license for at least a year prior to your hire, and any customer between 21 and 24 can only hire Economy, Mini, Compact, Standard, and Intermediate vehicles.

What is your fuel policy?

Our rental vehicles operate under a full-to-full policy for the most part; the expectation for anyone is they’ll be picking up their car hire with a full tank – and this is a fair assumption. Your 1300 Meteor Rental vehicle has a complete tank of fuel, and we recommend you fill it back up once you are ready to return it. If you do not do this, you will face a $20 surcharge for our staff to do this. This helps guarantee the next customer will have the same premium experience of driving off with a tank full of fuel.

Best Rates for Quality Vehicles

Check out our quality cars, 4WD's and minibuses, our highly competitive rates, and the value!

We are one of Cairns largest car rental companies.

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Our Address: 48 Comport Street, Portsmith 4870

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