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Palm Cove car hire

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Palm Cove car hire information

Pick-up locationPalm Cove
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Hire locations2
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Palm Cove

  • Car hire in Palm Cove puts the freedom of exploring the beauty of Tropical North Queensland squarely in your hands, so you can visit the local watering holes and head out on a few of the best drives located in the area, when you want. You can even make a trip to Cairns nearby, usually in under 30min; all of this without being confined to a bus schedule or paying high taxi fees to local drivers.
  • Cairns Airport (CNS) is an airport near Palm Cove. This is an ideal spot to pick up a hired car since you'll likely be flying from Cairns when you leave as well; then you get to explore the city. You'll find the company desks located in the arrivals halls of both T1 and T2. Cars are kept in car parks located close to both terminals. Book your Palm Cove car hire online through KAYAK to get better deals and avoid availability issues when you arrive.
  • Driving in Palm Cove is considered by many to be easy, and the wide roads are accommodating for all types of cars. If you're worried about narrow UK-type roads, you can let that go. North of Palm Cove, the road gets a little bendy, but nothing to stress about. When driving your car hire in Palm Cove, make sure you stick to the speed limit and road rules, and you'll be golden. Traffic flows on the left-hand side of the road in Palm Cove, so always keep left and overtake on the right.
  • A difficulty when driving a hired car in Palm Cove is other non-local drivers who may be used to driving on the opposite side of the road, plus the scenery in the area is beautiful, which leads to many visitors driving slowly to take in the sights. Traffic in the morning and late afternoon can get a little busier but not enough to be concerned about. Make sure you stay aware of other drivers and obey road rules and you'll be okay.
  • Book your car hire in Palm Cove at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Palm Cove are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Palm Cove

  • How much is the price of fuel in Palm Cove?

    The average price of fuel in Palm Cove is R83,40 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 001 and R1 334, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Palm Cove?

    Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Palm Cove.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Palm Cove?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Palm Cove?

    An Economy car hire in Palm Cove costs R456 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Palm Cove?

    A Compact car hire in Palm Cove costs R573 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Palm Cove?

    A Special car hire in Palm Cove costs R1 271 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Palm Cove?

    There are no specific cars that suit the area better than others, so your choice of car hire in Palm Cove depends on your personal needs. One of the well-liked options in the area is a convertible, making the scenic drive even more beautiful. If you're travelling with a larger group, car hire companies in the area have a range of SUVs to choose from. More fuel-efficient options include compact cars or smaller models, available at all of the companies.

  • What’s the speed limit in Palm Cove?

    The speed limit in and around Palm Cove varies depending on where you are, like in the rest of Queensland. When driving in the city centre and other built-up areas, the speed limit is 50 km/h, unless you're close to where children might be, like a school, where it often drops to 30 or 40 km/h. If you're on the rural roads outside of built-up areas, the speed limit will be between 80 km/h and 100 km/h, depending on what the signs say. If there are no signs, the speed limit outside built-up areas is usually 100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Palm Cove?

    There are free parking options in Palm Cove, but they often fill up quickly, especially over weekends. One of the free parking areas available is close to the jetty, near the caravan park. Outside of these free spaces, Palm Cove has various council off-street car parks that offer short-term and all-day parking at a per-hour rate. There is car parking available along the full length of the beach, as well as in a car park by the beach's northern end. The cost for these spaces varies.

Palm Cove car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Palm Cove

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Locations in Palm Cove

Terminal Building

+61 7 4033 9555

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

The Reef House Resort

+61 477 219 328

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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6,8 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded car.

Cons:

Drop off

8,4 Very Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Seams like a lot of money

2,0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Cust service rep was miserable, rude, condescending, and short with answers. Should realize that without customer she is without employment. Train these people to understand they are providing a valuable service and not treat the people who pay their salary with obvious disdain

7,6 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Our car was not ready, we had to wait a bit. Avis discounted our rate a bot for the inconvenience. It was a very comfortable vehicle but front end maintenance needed signal beeped at us quite a bit which was a little unsettling

Cons:

See above

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Contact details on the main Avis website we’re out of date. Had great difficulty contacting palm cove branch to change pick up time.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
I could not rate the car as Avis cancelled my booking with out even notifying me on arrival to Cairns airport the staff just said it had been cancelled but could not give a reason for cancellation or lack of notification he did give a very insincere sorry with out any attempt to help slove the lack of a car over all Avis wrecked my 7 day stay in Cairns as it is hard relying on public transport to navigate around all the tourist attractions the area has to offer with out a car with all that said avoid Avis at all cost

1 out of 2

Budget

9,0

Wonderful

27 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Palm Cove

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Locations in Palm Cove

Terminal Building

+61 7 4033 9777

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

The Reef House Resort

+61 477 219 328

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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6,0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Price was way more than I was quoted Should have been 720 Was nearly 1000

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Like - the pick up and drop off point is conveniently located next to airport entrance (given most people would have luggage to carry to airport terminal).

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very pleasant. Drop-off very easy

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly agent, easy to rent, pick up, and return. Good process to log any known damage to car (we didn't have any).

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

More workers to help check-in

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, very comfortable easy to drive. Rental desk at the airport in Cairns.

Cons:

Drop off and office not at the same address. Not clearly mentioned. Missed it the first time had to go around the block once again

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,0

Good

No reviews available

One location in Palm Cove

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4034 9045

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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Ace Rental Cars

No score available yet

One location in Palm Cove

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Cairns Domestic Airport

+61 7 4035 9299

Monday08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday08:30 - 15:00
Thursday08:30 - 15:00
Friday08:30 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
N/A

1 out of 1

Sixt

No score available yet

One location in Palm Cove

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Terminal building, Cairns

+61 7 4033 9800

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Staff were great and very efficient. Car could have been cleaner

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Staff were friendly and helpful especially as I arrived several hours before the scheduled pick and they could get me a car. The car was clean and faultless.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
So easy to book, extremely competitive pricing, quick pick up and drop off. Extremely pleased to arrive to collect the car, and to be told that we would be receiving a free upgrade.

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Everything was good except for not getting my $400 holding fee back within a day,which I was told I would. After making a phone call I was informed it would take 1 to 2 months before my money will be credited back into my account.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Car was great value. Car was easy to find. I suggest adding a free Uber or taxi from hotel to airport to pick up the car and vice versa when dropping car back at the airport would be a great idea

1 out of 2

Red Spot

No score available yet

2 locations in Palm Cove

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Locations in Palm Cove

Cairns Airport Terminal 1 International

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Cairns Airport Terminal 2 Domestic

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44 travellers who hired a car in Palm Cove gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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