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Campervan Hire Cairns


The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city, best enjoyed in the great outdoors. One of Australia's well-kept gems, Cairns is tropical beauty with great access to the Great Barrier Reef and the lush Wet Tropics of the tropical north.

Once you hit the road, you'll soon discover that travelling by camper is one of the best ways to experience and explore what this spectacular territory has to offer. Choose to head inland and become immersed in lush rainforests, splash around in rushing waterfalls, or head further afield to the red sands on a classic Aussie outback adventure. Sticking to the coast will take you to the icons of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays, as well as a collection of charming coastal towns.

Mighty makes holidays possible for everyone, no matter their budget. From the basics done brilliantly, and the total package at a tight price, hire a camper from Mighty Cairns to hit the road and discover Queensland.

419 Sheridan Street,

Cairns 4870,

Australia

Cairns Branch

Cairns Branch Information

The Cairns Mighty branch is equipped with everything you need to start and end your trip in the best way possible.

  • Toilets
  • Shower
  • Free unlimited WiFi
  • Power outlets for charging your devices
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Local staff on hand to give suggestions and tips on great places to go and things to see
  • Luggage storage

The branch is accessible by bus or taxi. Parking may be available onsite by pre-arrangement. Contact the branch team on +61 7 4032 2611 to arrange prior to your arrival.

1 May 2022 – 31 August 2022

  • Monday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Friday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

1 September 2022 – 31 March 2023

  • Monday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Friday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Note: All Australian branches are closed on Good Friday (15 April), Christmas Day (25 December), New Year’s Day (1 January) and Australia Day (26 January).

After-hours drop-off is available upon request (for those who have purchased the Liability Reduction Option or Inclusive Pack - please contact our Booking Hosts on 1800 821 824 (+61 2 6698 4031) to arrange.

Vehicles must be collected/returned at least one hour before closing time.

Whether this is the first time you've taken a campervan journey or you're a regular to hiring motorhomes, our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you have before heading out on the road.

You can purchase our Express Return Pack – which means at the end of your hire, you don’t need to fill up the gas bottle or fuel tank (not available from 1st April 2023). And if you’ve also purchased the Liability Reduction Option or Inclusive Pack, take advantage of our express key return service and just drop the keys off at the dedicated desk and set off on your way.

Where pick-up originates or returns to Cairns from another location, a one-way fee of AU$165 will apply. From 1st April 2023, the one-way fee is AU$185.

A $100 AUD surcharge will apply to all campervan rentals picking up and/or dropping off in Cairns on;

  • Easter Monday
  • ANZAC Day
  • Labour Day
  • Queen’s Birthday
  • Boxing Day

From 1st April 2023, this surcharge will increase to $115 AUD.

Refer to the Rental Agreement for exact dates.

To help you prepare for pick-up, make sure you have:

Vehicles must be collected/returned at least one hour before closing time.

Cairns Campervans for Hire

Grab a camper from Mighty Cairns and hit the road to begin your adventure exploring one of Australia's best-kept gems and take advantage of the tropical weather as you explore the abundance of natural wonders.

Why Travel With Mighty Campervans

Mighty Australia is perfect for travellers looking for the best value campervan option for their roadtrip. For travellers seeking a free-spirited way to explore the world on a whim, this is a Mighty fine choice. Mighty makes holidays possible for everyone; no matter their budget. From the basics done brilliantly and the total package at a tight price.


Why Travel With Mighty Campervans

Flexible Booking

Travel before June 30th 2022; incur no cancellation fees until 31 days out and refund options should COVID-19 travel restrictions get in your way.

Why Travel With Mighty Campervans

Easy Pick-Up

We have nine centrally located vehicle pick-up branches across Australia.

Why Travel With Mighty Campervans

Safe Travels

Your health and wellbeing are our number one priority. Certified as a COVID Clean Practicing Business; have total peace of mind when you collect from our branches.

Why Travel With Mighty Campervans

Supported Travel

Help videos, navigation tools, and 24/7 phone support via our thl Roadtrip app will ensure you navigate your camper and the roads like a pro.

Cairns Motorhome Deals

Price Match - Primary Price Match - Regular

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If you find the same Mighty campervan type for a lower price elsewhere, we'll beat it!

Popular Roadtrips

Things to do in Cairns

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

The 2,300km Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. Home to incredibly diverse marine life, taking on the most vivid colours, the Great Barrier Reef is perfect for adventure and relaxation. Explore the Whitsunday Islands, trek the Daintree Rainforest, or embrace the laid-back vibe on a luxurious tropical beach. The Great Barrier Reef has the adventure to cater to every kind of traveller.

Cairns Esplanade
Cairns Esplanade

From open-air markets to outdoor dining and family friendly-adventure, Cairns Esplanade is host to a hive of activities, popular with visitors and locals. With experiences, dining, and adventure suited to all walks of life, spend some time exploring this hot spot.

Kuranda
Kuranda

Kuranda village is surrounded by the world's oldest living tropical rainforest. Home to a vibrant arts and craft culture, as well as majestic scenery, Kuranda makes for a perfect day trip from Cairns. Be sure to embrace the cool, tropical climate with a rainforest walk along the Barron River before heading into town and discovering local Aboriginal art at a gallery or sampling some of the area's best restaurants.

Daintree National Park
Daintree National Park

Where the rainforest meets the reef, a visit to Daintree National Park will transport you to the oldest surviving rainforest in the world and take you on paths carved by the footsteps of dinosaurs. With layers of dense green to discover, and pristine water cascading over giant boulders along the river – see it all up close on a walking track from the Mossman Gorge Centre. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture with a Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk to listen to stories and legends of the Kuku Yalanji culture.

Frankland Islands National Park
Frankland Islands National Park

Encompassed by extensive reef systems, the Frankland Group National Park islands are home to rocky outcrops, dense rainforests, mangroves, and coastal vegetation – a haven for local wildlife. Take a day trip to this spot with a commercial tour operator and experience a diverse island paradise.

Wooroonooran National Park
Wooroonooran National Park

This less well-known national park flies under the radar of many, but this adds to the magic of the awe-inspiring location. Swim in the waterhole at Babinda Boulders surrounded by lush rainforests, slide down the rocks at Josephine Falls and admire the views from the lookout on the Johnston River Lookout Walk. This spot is a true adventure lover's playground.

Barron Gorge National Park
Barron Gorge National Park

Comparable to a scene from Jurassic Park, this misty, rugged, and dramatic spot is an easy 40-minute drive out of Cairns. Situated within the world-heritage-listed Wet Tropics, Barron Gorge National Park is home to Barron Falls. The falls rage at their peak in summer and cascade through the gorge, which you can feel throughout your body. The best vantage point to view this epic sight is the Din Din Barron Falls Lookout. If you're chasing an adrenaline rush, get your heart rate up with a white-water rafting tour along the Barron River.

Cairns is the gateway to exploring the icons of Queensland like the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics. We advise spending your first day of the trip exploring all Cairns has to offer and spending the night here. We know how exciting it can be looking down the barrel of an adventure-packed road trip, but it's important to ensure you are as rested as possible, especially when spending days driving for long periods. Cairns is packed with epic camping spots and caravan parks, making it easy to find your accommodation for each night of the trip and waking up to a new view every day.

If you are staying at any BIG4, G'Day Holiday Parks, or Discovery Parks, don't forget that you can get a 10% discount on your stay when you check in with a Mighty camper! Check out our accommodation guide for more information.

We recommend downloading thl Roadtrip app (Powered by Campermate) before you hit the road. The ultimate travel companion; the thl Roadtrip app provides everything you need to help find places to stay and play across Australia, including the closest campgrounds for campervans on your route.

Summer in Cairns (December – February)

During summer, average temperatures range from 23-31 degrees. The wet season begins in December and most of the annual rainfall occurs in the summer months.

 

Autumn in Cairns (March-May)

Autumn in Cairns is still very warm, with temperatures averaging between 21-29 degrees. Rain stops in April; however, winds can stick around until August.

 

Winter in Cairns (June – August)

Winter in Cairns brings slightly cooler temperatures, and lower humidity, making it the most popular season for tourists. Temperatures fall between 17-26 degrees.

 

Spring in Cairns (September – November)

In Spring, temperatures fall between 20-29 degrees. This marks the end of the dry season and humidity starts to build for the beginning of the wet season in December. In November the reef comes to life with coral spawning.

  • The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair takes place on the Cairns Esplanade every July. This event shines a spotlight on emerging and well-established visual artists.
  • Every year the Cairns Show takes place to showcase historical displays, performing artists, farm and local produce exhibitions and plenty of opportunities for entertainment for all ages!
  • Carnival on Collins is an annual event that takes place every September. A great place to spend a family day of fun, exploring market stalls, live entertainment and more.

Cairns is nestled between two of the nation's biggest drawcards (Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics) but enjoying your time exploring the adventure capital doesn't need a big budget to match. Check out our list of some of the best things to do during your time in Cairns that won't break the bank.

What’s included in my campervan rental?

We include everything you need to live and sleep comfortably in your camper. Check out our full list of inclusions here.

We include everything you need to live and sleep comfortably in your camper. Check out our full list of inclusions here.

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Can I change the drop off destination during my hire?

Yes, the option is there, but first you will need to contact our Booking Hosts on 1800 821 824 (+61 2 6698 4031) for authorisation. Subject to the change being approved, there may be an additional charge to do this.

Yes, the option is there, but first you will need to contact our Booking Hosts on 1800 821 824 (+61 2 6698 4031) for authorisation. Subject to the change being approved, there may be an additional charge to do this.

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Where is the best supermarket for me to stock up on my groceries after I have collected my camper?

We recommend you wait until you have picked up your camper before doing your grocery shopping. That way you will know exactly how much room you have in the fridge and pantry first. Once you have your camper, we suggest you head to the Smithfield Shopping Centre, on the Captain Cook Highway (distance from branch: 10 mins drive).

We recommend you wait until you have picked up your camper before doing your grocery shopping. That way you will know exactly how much room you have in the fridge and pantry first. Once you have your camper, we suggest you head to the Smithfield Shopping Centre, on the Captain Cook Highway (distance from branch: 10 mins drive).

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What is the closest caravan park to the Cairns Branch?

NRMA Cairns Holiday Park

12-30 Little Street Manunda

Distance from branch: 3km

Visit their website

 

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

cnr Bruce Highway and Anderson Rd, Woree

Distance from branch: 12km south

Visit their website

 

Mighty customers receive a 10% discount when staying at BIG4 Holiday Parks, Discovery Parks and G’Day Parks.

NRMA Cairns Holiday Park

12-30 Little Street Manunda

Distance from branch: 3km

Visit their website

 

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

cnr Bruce Highway and Anderson Rd, Woree

Distance from branch: 12km south

Visit their website

 

Mighty customers receive a 10% discount when staying at BIG4 Holiday Parks, Discovery Parks and G’Day Parks.

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