Come visit all the local spots in and around Cairns with your luxury car hire Cairns! Decide to book your next holiday in tropical north Queensland – it's awesome!
There’s so much to see and do in Cairns that you don’t need to drive far from your hotel to have a fabulous time every day of your holiday. To get you started, we’ve put together a list of our favourite places. So rev up your luxury car hire Cairns and get ready for a holiday to remember!
If you’re staying around the Esplanade, then the Botanic Gardens is just a short 8-minute drive north along Collins Avenue. There’s on-street parking for your Cairns hire car on Collins Avenue and Greenslopes Street. Now it’s just a short stroll from there to the gardens where admission is free.
Once at the gardens you can enjoy the babbling brooks, meandering waterways, small ornate bridges and picture-perfect scenery. There are large lawns, lush rainforests and shaded sitting areas. All among exotic birds and butterflies, and acres of tropical flowers.
Wander along one of the many walking trails through the gardens or join one of the guided tours. Check out the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, an open-air delight that serves sumptuous breakfasts. Or brunches and lunches or even treat yourself to their fabulous Champagne breakfast on a Sunday morning!
If you love water then the Tobruk Memorial Pool on Sheridan Street keeps you entertained all day long! Just a few minutes drive in your luxury car hire Cairns from the Botanic Gardens finds you at this fabulous complex. There’s so much on offer that it’s difficult to know where to start!
There’s a 50m Olympic size swimming pool, a 25m lap pool, a warm water therapy pool. As well as a toddler splash area, a fully equipped outdoor gym, a café and the fabulous Flow Rider. The Flow Rider is the only one of its kind in Australia and is an above-ground pool where you can surf! Even beginners can have heaps of fun on the Flow Rider, so don’t be shy – grab a board and start surfing!
Located at the edge of the Barron Falls National Park and 25 minutes west of Cairns, the Crystal Cascades are worth a visit. There’s no public transport so you’ll need to hop into your trusty Cairns hire car for the drive! There’s a large, dedicated car park, so you won’t have to worry about getting a space.
The Crystal Cascades is a local attraction that’s hidden away and secluded. There’s a large freshwater swimming hole that’s easily accessible and surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and large granite boulders. A series of small waterfalls cascades into large pools where you can while away a few hours before firing up the council-managed BBQs to enjoy a hearty lunch. There’s also public amenities and changing rooms on-site. It’s the perfect spot for a hot sunny day in the tropics, even for the locals!
Just a short 30-minute drive north in your luxury car hire Cairns brings you to Palm Cove. A tiny beachside village lined with palm trees. With an esplanade full of 500-year-old melaleuca trees, it’s a beautiful spot. Consisting of designer shopping, sunbathing, swimming and dining, its also a local fav to visit. With the top down in your Cairns hire car classic RUBY, you'll turn heads as you cruise down Williams Esplanade.
Well-known locally for its fresh local seafood and restaurants, Palm Cove dining offers a gastronomic delight of different flavours to suit any taste. So park up your Cairns hire car and check out the Nu Nu Restaurant, Temple of Tastes, Reef House and Il Forno.
Cruise in your car rental Cairns along the water to the Alamanda for a delicious meal at Nu Nu. Offering beachfront dining and award-winning food with a great atmosphere you can dine on the palm-fringed beach with spectacular views of the Coral Sea. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, check out their crab omelette or coconut and banana pancakes for breakfast or their coconut roast pork ribs with pineapple, caramel and chilli for lunch or dinner.
Set in lush tropical gardens at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa, the Temple of Tastes offers delectable, South-East Asian food. Open for breakfast and dinner, they even have a degustation menu! Check out their crispy soft-shell crab, spicy Korean beef short ribs and lemongrass and ginger panna cotta.
Dine beneath the 500-year-old melaleuca trees on an open-air veranda and enjoy an a la carte or buffet breakfast, as well as lunch or dinner. This beachfront restaurant is only available for in-house guests but it’s worth staying a night just to dine there! Check out their seafood platters, degustation menu, club sandwiches and saltwater barramundi.
Located on Williams Esplanade, Il Forno is for lovers of authentic Italian pizzas. You’ll be hard pressed to choose between their traditional lasagne and their mouth-watering pizzas – the Pompei with mozzarella, salami, capsicum and chilli or the Napoli with mozzarella, capers, olives, anchovies and oregano are our favourites!
If you’re ready to book your luxury car hire Cairns for your next tropical holiday, call us on 0447 809 899 or BOOK ONLINE today.