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    Car Hire Port Douglas

    Port Douglas Car HireSituated between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, those lucky enough to visit Port Douglas will experience scenery unlike anywhere else in the world. Much smaller than its neighbour Cairns to the south, Port Douglas is the perfect place to avoid the crowds and unwind under the palm trees. This resort town carries the vibe of a Caribbean village - relaxed, colourful, hospitable and absolutely breathtaking. Mangos grow in the streets and the palm trees are taller than most houses in Port Douglas. Hike or drive up to Flagstaff Hill, also known as Island Point, where you can get incredible views of Four Mile Beach. On Sunday, browse the Port Douglas Sunday Markets and enjoy a cocktail at the Court House Hotel, the town's first pub, built in 1878. There is ample opportunity for rest and relaxation in Port Douglas, as well as a variety of activities all just a short drive away.

    If you choose to venture out of Port Douglas to explore the surrounding areas, the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, should be at the top of your list. Snorkel, scuba dive or fly over the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world and home to over 1,500 species of fish, as well as birds, sea turtles and many more ocean creatures. The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on Earth, believed to be more than 135 million years old. The Rainforest hosts a number of unusual animals, insects and plants, including some of the world's largest tropical trees. While here, make sure to see the Mossman Gorge, located in the southern part of Daintree National Park.

    Convenient Locations in Port Douglas

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Port Douglas. We work with top suppliers including Thrifty at our city and downtown locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by comparing rates in our booking engine and we encourage you to inquire about our fantastic rates on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in Port Douglas or throughout Australia.

    Port Douglas is small and easy to walk around once you've arrived. Depending on the day and season, street parking can be tight, but parking garages are available and many hotels offer parking for guests.

    It is common in Australia to have tag or video/plate accounts for tolls, but if you're only using the toll roads occasionally, there are options to pay without opening an account. The Queensland government advises contacting the appropriate toll payment providers to make arrangements. Toll passes can be purchased at designated convenient stores and gas stations and should run between $6-15, depending on the trip.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Port Douglas


    How far is Cairns from Port Douglas?

    Cairns is just over an hours drive to Port Douglas, perfect for a day trip in your car hire from Cairns.

    When is the best time to visit Port Douglas?

    Port Douglas has stunning weather all year round however, April - October will be the best for those wanting to get in the water and have a swim!

    Which airport is the closest to Port Douglas?

    Cairns Airport is the closest airport to Port Douglas and about an hours drive away.

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    Useful Driving Distances and day trip ideas in Port Douglas

    • Port Douglas to Cairns Airport/Great Barrier Reef (65km approx. 1hr)
    • Port Douglas to Daintree National Park (20km approx. 20min)

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