Car hire in Cairns

Aug 30th, 2005, 07:25 PM
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Car hire in Cairns

Hi I'm going to Cairns with my bf in October, just wondering if I should hire car when I arrive or book in advance through the website, which will be more cost effective? Any suggestion welcome
And I got lot of useful information here, thanks a lot everyone!
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Aug 31st, 2005, 02:10 PM
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Yaan, if you're taking a reef trip, or Kuranda Train/Skyrail trip you won't need a car for those days
as you'll be picked up at your accommodation or nearby.

A good local company is Sugarland Car Rentals, they'll bring car to your accommodation at no extra charge, which can save the bother and cost of picking a car up in CBD or airport.
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Aug 31st, 2005, 11:18 PM
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Thanks pat, but we are going to stay in a nutmeg grove near crystal cascade which we need to drive there..and we'll arrive in very early morning at 4:30am (!!), that's why we will probably hire car..
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Sep 1st, 2005, 12:18 AM
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Hi Yaan - thought you were staying in Cairns city. Nutmeg Grove, near Crystal Cascades, is gorgeous, yes, you certainly do need a car. At that hour you'd be best renting one from airport.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 03:04 AM
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Meant to add that Ingrid and Terry at Nutmeg Grove would be the best to answer your question as to which would be more cost effective.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 09:06 AM
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Pat, thanks a lot, we really look forward to the vacation
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Sep 4th, 2005, 11:12 PM
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Thanks Pat, I have responded to our clients via email.
Catch up with you sometime. Cheers.
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Sep 5th, 2005, 08:43 AM
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I used delta but I think they have been taken over. Driving around Cairs was a dream, really enjoyed it, popping in to the beaches along the coast north, Yorkies etc, the drive up to Port Douglas was busy as the road winds around a lot, I agree to go to Kuranda the train is best, I did it by car and it was quite a strain and you loose the chance to relax and 'view' as you need to concentrate on your driving.
I would say for a day or so to see the beaches to the north worthwhile, Pat can tell you about a Kangaroo place along the road north and to visit 'there' it was indeed easy having the car as we did the Tukpata(I can never spell it ) the same day.
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