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Port Douglas car hire

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Port Douglas car hire information

Pick-up locationPort Douglas
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Hire locations2
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Port Douglas

  • Having the freedom to get to where you want on your own time without having to think about booking a shuttle bus or taxi definitely takes a lot of stress out of any holiday. While it is a small beach town, Port Douglas car hire makes sense if you want to see more than just the walkable areas around the beaches and market shops. Public transport is limited, and the cost of frequent or long taxi rides could add up quickly.
  • Your travels to Port Douglas will most likely take you through Cairns Airport (CNS), which has six car hire offices on site, both in the International (T1) and Domestic (T2) Terminal. You will see signs to direct you to the hire car offices at both terminals. Car hire in Port Douglas gives you the option to collect your vehicle from one of these offices or connect to your hire car office via a shuttle bus service.
  • Port Douglas is a small town with few streets or intersections to navigate until you head out to surrounding areas. It is a popular tourist area, with some of Australia’s best offerings of beaches, markets, dining and events, so you may find yourself having to keep a close eye out for distracted pedestrians or waiting for lights at crossings at the beachside or dining areas.
  • You may find more traffic and pedestrians on weekends in Port Douglas, as locals from nearby areas head to the beaches and markets. In most cities, traffic usually occurs on weekdays before and after working hours, but as Port Douglas is a far cry from the cities along the Gold Coast, this seaside village has no fast pace and nobody is just travelling through.
  • Book your car hire in Port Douglas at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Port Douglas are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Port Douglas

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Douglas?

    When it comes to choosing your car hire in Port Douglas, it comes down to whether you plan to do more of The Great Barrier Reef Drive and explore the area or whether you plan to set yourself up for an easygoing, relaxing-on-the-beach-with-cocktails kind of visit. While air conditioning is a must-have to keep you comfortable in the year-round tropical climate and a navigation system would certainly help, whether you choose from a small compact SUV or luxury vehicle is all up to you.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Douglas?

    Be aware that Australia has many unmarked police cars and speed cameras, so be sure to pay attention to speed limit signs on your travels, as they can change frequently. The standard speed limits in Queensland are 50 km/h for residential areas, unless otherwise signed (as some busy areas may reduce to 40 km/h). The speed limits on highways are usually 80-100 km/h, up to a limit of 110 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Douglas?

    Parking in Port Douglas is ample and free. There is plenty of on-street parking and also free parking beneath the Coles supermarket in the centre of the town. Most accommodation options will include a secure parking space, so if you can leave your car while you explore Port Douglas (it is easily walkable). If you are arriving on a weekend and don’t have parking provided at your accommodation, that may be the one window you need to wait a moment for parking, as weekends are popular for locals from other areas to visit Port Douglas.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Port Douglas?

    The average price of fuel in Port Douglas is R81,78 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R981 and R1 308, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Port Douglas?

    Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Douglas.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Port Douglas?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Port Douglas?

    A Mini car hire in Port Douglas costs R641 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Port Douglas?

    A Compact car hire in Port Douglas costs R889 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Port Douglas?

    A Standard car hire in Port Douglas costs R1 129 per day, on average.

Port Douglas car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

8,4

Very Good

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One location in Port Douglas

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Locations in Port Douglas

7 Warner St

+61 7 4099 5555

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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Bargain Rental Cars

9,0

Wonderful

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Best rated

One location in Port Douglas

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410 Sheridan St

+61 1300 729 230

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3 locations in Port Douglas

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7 Warner St

+61 7 4099 5702

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

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
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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

Avis

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2 locations in Port Douglas

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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
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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

Ace Rental Cars

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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
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1 out of 1

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2 locations in Port Douglas

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Cairns Airport Terminal 1 International

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Cairns Airport Terminal 2 Domestic

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35 travellers who hired a car in Port Douglas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

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Most popular car type

Mini

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