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National Car Rentals in Cairns: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Cairns has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can drive anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to Australia even more enjoyable with a National rental car.

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With everything to do and see in and around the Cairns region, you'll be wanting to take in more than the area surrounding your hotel during your stay. Whether you have to try the restaurant that has gotten great reviews across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own set of wheels to see as much as possible while on your vacation. No matter what you have planned while in Cairns, if you wish to get the most from your trip, having access to your vehicle is a must.

Originally founded by 24 independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything luxury to compact, allowing you to pick the ideal automobile for your upcoming holiday.

What you need to know before you go

How do I get the best deals on a Cairns National rental car?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. But reserving your car ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

What should I carry with me when I get my car rental in Cairns?

You will need to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

What's Cairns's minimum age to rent a car?

National's minimum age to rent a car in Cairns is 21. Take time to go over National's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.

What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Cairns?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cairns. Compact or economy cars are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Cairns trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.

Does Australia require car insurance?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in Australia. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Cairns. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?

National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?

At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should get your car with full tank, and you should return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Cairns?

Cairns definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities in Cairns.

Does Cairns National offer one-way car rentals?

National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Cairns, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Australia, you can go wherever you want to, without trying to hail a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.

Before you head out of town, book your National Cairns rent-a-car and visit all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Cairns, Australia.