Renting a car to drive from Cairns to Port Douglas can be a more enjoyable, convenient, and cost-effective option for many travellers. We have a wide range of modern, reliable and budget friendly hire vehicles with extended opening hours covering most flights in and out of Cairns.
There are several benefits when renting a car to drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, compared to taking a shuttle bus:
Flexibility: When you rent a car, you have the flexibility to set your own schedule and travel at your own pace. You can stop and explore along the way, take detours, or adjust your plans as needed.
Cost-effectiveness: Depending on the number of people in your group, renting a car may be a more cost-effective option than taking a shuttle bus. If you're travelling with a group, splitting the cost of a rental car can be more economical than purchasing multiple shuttle bus tickets.
Convenience: When you have a rental car, you don't have to worry about waiting for a shuttle bus or adhering to a set schedule. You can come and go as you please, without having to worry about missing a bus.
Comfort: Renting a car can be a more comfortable option than taking a shuttle bus, especially if you have a lot of luggage or are travelling with children. You have more space to stretch out, and you can control the temperature and music in the car to your liking.
Scenic Route: By driving yourself, you have the freedom to take the scenic route and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. The coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas is a popular and stunning route that you won't want to miss.
Port Douglas is a great destination to explore with a rental car as there are plenty of attractions and things to do. Here are some of the best tourist attractions and activities you might want to consider:
A beautiful rainforest gorge located just a short drive from Port Douglas in your rental car. You can take a guided tour, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and learn about the local Aboriginal culture.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest rainforests in the world. You can take a guided tour, hike through the rainforest, or take a river cruise to spot crocodiles and other wildlife.
A stunning coastal area located in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest. It's where the rainforest meets the reef, and you can take a tour to snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef.
Four Mile Beach
A stunning beach in Port Douglas that stretches for four miles. It's a great place to relax, swim, or take a leisurely walk.
Great Barrier Reef
Take a day trip or snorkelling tour to explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
A nature park where you can see Australian wildlife up close, including kangaroos, koalas, and crocodiles.
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
A wildlife park where you can see crocodiles, cassowaries, and other Australian animals, as well as take a river cruise to spot crocodiles in the wild.
Visit the Port Douglas Sunday Market to explore the local handicrafts, food, and live music.
Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Take the historic train or cableway through the rainforest to the quaint village of Kuranda.
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Experience the rich culture and traditions of the indigenous Tjapukai people through interactive performances, dance, and storytelling.
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