Car Rentals in Palm Cove & Port Douglas

Tropical North Car Rentals is locally owned and operated. We offer car hire with no hidden fees, allowing you the freedom to explore Far North Queensland.

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Why we’re awesome

Locally owned

Established in 1995 with decades of local experience, we are here to help you relax.

Unlimited kilometres

Enjoy the freedom to explore the Palm Cove and Port Douglas regions with unlimited kilometres on all our rental cars.

World class beauty

Local maps and tour bookings supplied free of charge, so you can explore FNQ without a worry.

No hidden fees

Experience transparent pricing with no hidden fees. Start and finish your journey without any surprises.

Fully equiped

Our modern fleet, equipped with icy cold air-conditioning and USB/AUX ports, ensures comfortable, convenient amazing drives.

Comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive insurance is included in the rate, with an excess of $500.

Sally HootonSally Hooton
01:07 16 Mar 24
The easiest car rental experience - ever!
Vicki GravelyVicki Gravely
21:42 23 Feb 24
This is a wonderful car hire company and we highly recommend them. Toni looked after us so well with pick up and drop off at the airport and an upgrade on the original car we'd booked. We will definitely be booking our next hire car with this company, they are great.
Ben Carr-FeherBen Carr-Feher
10:05 05 Feb 24
Highly Recommend using this car rental, super friendly, fast and efficient and the whole process from pick up to drop off was great! Prices were also fantastic, no hidden fees or deposits, and cars were super nice, clean and great on fuel! 10/10 will be back!
Jenny HinsleyJenny Hinsley
13:51 17 Jan 24
Great friendly service. Picked us up and dropped us off. Great car to drive and very clean.
Aimee MacleanAimee Maclean
23:53 19 Dec 23
Best car hire company in Cairns, the prices are decent & fantastic staff
Aylene NicolAylene Nicol
22:12 07 Nov 23
This is the best hire car service. Two wonderful women employed in Cairns office, provide exceptional customer service..great communication, car hire is all inclusive, incredibly clean, newish vehicles. 10 out of 5 stars!
Karl SymonsKarl Symons
06:32 16 Oct 23
Hi tropical north car rentals was recommended by a friend.Very easy to book and communicate with. Toni is very professional and organised us to be picked up from our accomodation to get rental. The pick was on time as we had a full day planned. We went with an MG very easy to drive and park very clean.Overall will be recommending this local business to family and friends that visit CairnsKarl and Lorraine
Jill EvansJill Evans
10:20 09 Oct 23
Excellent service from both the girls in the Cairns office.Car was almost new, in good working order and very easy to drive.The rates for hire were extremely good.Keep up the good work, you will get more business from me.
Paul LoaderPaul Loader
20:23 09 Dec 22
Had a great experience here! Chris picked me up from my accomodation, set up everything and made the entire hiring process super easy! The car was brand new, and a pleasure to drive. Definitely the best car rental company we’ve had so far in Cairns!
Elizabeth UptonElizabeth Upton
08:19 16 Nov 22
We rented a car for 24 hours with Tropical North Car Rentals. They were so easy to deal with. Collected us from our accommodation and took us to their office to sign the paperwork. At the end of the rental dropped us to the airport. Super friendly staff. Definitely recommend.
Christine ClarkChristine Clark
06:23 30 Oct 22
Very friendly people. Someone picked us up from our hotel and took us to the office where we picked up our clean new car for 2 days at a very reasonable price. On return to the office we were driven to wherever we wanted to go which in our case was the cruise terminal. Thoroughly recommend this car rental
Philipp WeberPhilipp Weber
23:43 20 Oct 22
Very straightforward and easy process. They went out of their way to make the whole process as comfortable as possible for us. They even picked us up at our place and dropped us off at the airport for no extra fee. And they offer the best value per money in town, when one drives more than 100km in a day.
Colin CorcoranColin Corcoran
00:15 30 Sep 22
Great value, easy pick up and a very friendly service. The near new car gave piece of mind compared to older cars with high mileage from other companies. Looking forward to our next trip with Tropical North Car Rentals next week.
Jay DouglasJay Douglas
02:43 26 Sep 22
After arriving in Cairns and finding out our rental car with another company wasn't available, spoke to Richard on the phone. We collected the car almost immediately, the whole process was easy. Lovely staff, brand new car, exceptional service. Highly recommend
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Explore FNQ with Tropical North Car Rentals

Locally owned and operated since 1995, we are dedicated to making your stay as easy and relaxed as possible.

With some of Australia’s best drives located right here in Tropical North Queensland, we make finding your way around easy.

No matter the type of adventure you’re after, we’ll give you the local insight and share the best spots, swimming holes, and experiences there are.

Plan ahead and explore things to do in FNQ with Tropical North Car Rentals Amazing Drives.

The best thing is that we have vehicles to suit any adventure, with all the comforts that you need, without the hidden costs.

Explore things to do in FNQ with Tropical North Car Rentals amazing drives.

Women in distance walking on sand at Trinity Beach with overhanging palm trees on sunny morning

Hassle Free Driving

All our vehicles come with unlimited kilometres. So you can explore all of Tropical North Queensland from Palm Come and Port Douglas at your leisure!

Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or are just keen to go for a wander, we’ve got you covered.

Tropical North Queensland has world class beauty hiding around every corner. A rental car guarantees you the freedom you desire.

All vehicles are current models and are equipped with icy cold air-conditioning. Perfect for our tropical environment. Most also have USB & AUX ports for your convenience. 

Our vehicles come with comprehensive insurance so you won’t need to worry about a thing.

We are available from 8:00am – 4:00pm on weekdays and 8:00am – 2:00pm on weekends.

Budget Auto

MG3 Hatch (or similar)

5 Doors, 5 Seats

1.5L | Automatic

Economy Auto

Corolla Ascent Sport (or similar)

5 Doors, 5 Seats

1.8L | Automatic

Compact SUV

MG ZS SUV (or similar)

5 Doors, 5 Seats

1.6L | Automatic