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  • Airport Code: CNS
  • Country: Australia
  • Nearest City: Cairns
  • Timezone: UTC +10
  • Official Website:
  • Address: Airport Ave, Cairns QLD 4870
  • Coordinates: -16.876537 , 145.75404
  • Distance to City: 6km
  • Terminals: 1
  • Airport Phone: 61 7 4080 6703
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    –George E. Davidson
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Car Hire Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport is located just over 4km north northwest of Cairns, Queensland, in the suburb of Aeroglen. Australia’s seventh busiest airport, it operates international, domestic, and general aviation flights, as well as several helicopter services. Rental car offices can be found in the new arrivals facility at the northern end of the Domestic Terminal and in the Arrivals Hall of the International Terminal. Refer to your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document for details of your car hire provider's location and opening hours. Rental cars are parked in the car park at the northern end of the Domestic Terminal, and a staff member will direct you to your specific vehicle.

About Car Hire in Cairns

Renting a car at Cairns Airport is the best way to explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef at your own pace. Australia's most famous natural attraction, the Great Barrier Reef extends across an area about the size of the United Kingdom. The reef itself is a fragile ecosystem that has developed over hundreds of millennia and is a habitat for more than 6,600 species of flora and fauna. Endangered species include the rare green loggerhead turtle, and the reef is also a breeding ground for humpback whales. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981, the Great Barrier Reef is unrivalled as a dive destination. Park your hire car and take a day cruise to explore the reef, using water taxis to scuba dive or snorkel for views of the reef close up.

Image: Cairns by Alan Lam

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