Self-Drive Car Hire in Cairns and Northern Queensland

Hiring a car for a self-drive trip into the wilds of Cairns and Northern Queensland is an amazing experience. Whether you want to off-road it into those beautiful hard-to-reach places or just want to cruise with the top down along the coast and explore isolated beaches, a self-drive luxury car hire experience is the only way to go.

The Self-Dive Experience

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Take a trip into the mountains, jungle, forest, rivers, coastal roads or towns in any of our luxury cars available for self-drive. Cairns Luxury Car Hire has an incredible fleet of luxury hire cars to choose from for that perfect break to see whatever stunning sights are on your list. No matter what you want to see, we have the perfect car for the occasion so let yourself go wild and enjoy the beauty of Cairns and North QLD’s tropical paradises. We even have some itineraries for you to follow or you can book one of our specialised tours instead, with the vehicle of your choice.

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Classy, chic, pure, high-octane performance vehicles that will invoke a pulse-pounding experience. Indulge your senses with the hypnotic purr of our Mustang beasts together with the special elements of the Far North. Relish in the high-class prestige elegance


Locally owned and based in Cairns, we know people and we know our neighbourhood. We are available on the phone and here to help with your enquiry and booking. We make the serious stuff smooth and easy, so you are away enjoying yourselves before you know it


We’ve picked the best places and destinations, north, south and west to impress. Views, attractions, restaurants and roads to make the most of your Mustang, Mercedes or Porsche luxury hire car adventure

Self-Drive Ideas And Sights To See

Here are some ideas of what to do and where to go when you hire a luxury car from us:


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Get ready for a day trip that includes coastal cruising on the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Leave Cairns and elegantly ease through the Northern Beaches roundabouts, before making your way to Port Douglas for a tantalising lunch.

With the azure waters of the Coral Sea on one side and the grandiose, majestic mountains of the Great Diving Range on the other, it’s a spectacular spot to put the top down.

On the way back, stop and leave your mark at the Cairns balancing rock beach. A wondrously eye-catching, memorable Mustang, Porsche or Mercedes day trip to and from Cairns.


Rainforestation Kuranda Village

For a 2-day / 1-night Far North Queensland adventure, head to Port Douglas as mentioned above. Check into your resort-style apartment for the evening, drop your luggage and head a little further north to immerse yourselves in the beauty of Mossman Gorge & the Cultural Centre.

When back in the village, take a stroll to one of the many incredible Port Douglas restaurants for dinner. The next day, revel in the sublime and picturesque FNQ environment as you head to the Atherton Tablelands via Julatten and Mount Molloy. Through Mareeba and into Kuranda to perhaps see the Pamagirri Dancers at Rainforestation, and enjoy the afternoon in the quaint and quirky town. Don’t miss the mighty {after green season} Barron Falls and cruise down the range back to Cairns.


Lamb Range Jilarapearl

Want to take your ride up through our breathtaking mountains? Here’s our top day tour itinerary for heading west of Cairns. Cruise the Kuranda Range and let your luxury self-drive hire car guide you rhythmically to the top and onto the Tablelands. There are lots of whimsical country villages and extraordinary national parks to explore.

Why not have lunch at Gallo Dairyland, it’s country cooking at its best. They’ve also got locally made cheese and chocolate, take home a souvenir, they’re absolutely delicious. Journey to the magnificent and ancient Curtin Fig Tree near Yungaburra for more photo opportunities. For the next and final stop, jump out at Lake Eacham Crater Lake for a swim in the pristine fresh water and to spot the turtles. Then make your way back, down the Gillies range as your luxury car hire manoeuvres the bends with poetic charisma.


Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Definitely worth making time for is this inspiring 2-day / 1-night Tablelands itinerary, it gets you seeing some of THE best bits. Head up the Kuranda Range and stop to breathe in the captivating and mighty Barron Falls. For a tasty, filling lunch, try the Tolga Pub and experience a refurbished outback pub. Book into the beautiful Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat for the night, these inspiring tree-top cabins will put you right in the middle of our entrancing nature of the far north and striking rainforest trees.

After the best night's sleep, you’ll be immersed in our local environment, day 2 is best spent exploring the Southern Tablelands. This is a place of rolling green hills, glorious waterfalls and awe-inspiring lookouts. Must see and do: Millaa Millaa Lookout and Waterfall and lunch at Mungalli Dairy. Make it a leisurely drive back down the Palmerston Range and back to Cairns, with the sun over the mountains and in the rearview mirror.

Why Choose Cairns Luxury Car Hire?

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Apart from some of our exclusive vehicles, people chose us because of the overall outstanding experience we provide, every time:

  • Longest Running - Cairns Luxury Car Hire is the longest-running luxury car rental company in Northern QLD
  • Exclusive Cars - We have cars that simply cannot be rented anywhere else
  • We Own All Our Own Vehicles - Ensuring better availability, quality & maintenance standards
  • Latest Generation Cars & Models - All kept in pristine condition by our in-house detailer
  • Outstanding Customer Experience - Our whole business is based on providing an exclusive luxury experience, every time
  • In-House Insurance - We have our own impeccable in-house insurance for the best possible peace of mind
  • Amazing Tours - We offer some amazing single-day and overnight tours to get the most out of your luxury car experience
  • Highly Experienced - We have over 25 years of experience in tourism and hospitality ensuring you get the most out of your experience
  • Impeccable Reputation - We have an amazing reputation and excellent reviews built up over time
  • Safety Standards - All our vehicles are maintained to the dealership standards with no modifications as your safety is of prime importance
  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off Available - You can pre-book airport pick-up and drop-off allowing you to maximise every moment with your car

Our Luxury Fleet

A Car For Every Journey

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From $519/day
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Ford Raptor


Is airport pick-up & drop-off available?

Yes, absolutely! you can book airport pick-up & drop-off as an add-on when making your booking (it must be pre-booked). Subject to availability, you can pick up and drop off just 30 metres from Cairns airport entrance for maximum convenience meaning you get to make the most out of every minute of your luxury car hire experience

What does airport pick-up cost?

Airport pick-up and drop-off prices start from as little as $95 and must be pre-booked. Prices may vary slightly if times or dates are outside of normal business hours, are on public holidays and whether it’s at the domestic or international airport

Is there anywhere I cannot go?

Some vehicles have some restrictions, but don’t worry, they are very minor and you can see them on each vehicle page. We will remind you at the time of collection but you will still have thousands of miles of paradise to explore no matter what car you choose

How many km can I drive per day?

Each car has its own amount of miles per day and minimal charges for going further per km. Again, you can view these on each car page

What is covered by the insurance?

Please take a look here at our frequently asked booking questions. All insurance covers basics like:

• Collision Damage
• Theft Protection
• RACQ roadside assistance

But this can be upgraded at the time of booking. If you have any questions then please give us a call

What are the rental requirements?

Please take a look here at our conditions for rental. They are very simple and most people qualify allowing you to experience the luxury of hiring a premium sports car

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Cairns Luxury Car Hire is the longest running premium car rental company in Far North Queensland & Cairns inc Port Douglas. We specialise in luxury sports, muscle and elite car rentals, wedding cars, tours & corporate car hire services
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