Car Hire in the heart of Palm Cove

Discover the beauty of Palm Cove and tropical surrounds with the convenience and reliability of Tropical North Car Rentals. 

Why hire a car with us

Whether you’re here for a relaxing beach getaway, an adventurous tour of the nearby rainforests, or a business trip, our Palm Cove office is ready to get you on the road.

Wide Selection of Vehicles
From compact cars for solo travellers to spacious SUVs for families, we have a vehicle to suit every need.

Exceptional Customer Service
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you with all your car rental needs and ensure a smooth rental experience.

Convenient Location
Located in the heart of Palm Cove, our office is easily accessible, so you can start your adventure right away.

Competitive Rates
We offer affordable pricing and various rental packages to fit your budget and itinerary.

We’ve got you covered, book online today or contact us to find the right vehicle for your adventure.

Jonathan FraserJonathan Fraser
19:45 23 Jul 24
What a fabulous experience using Tropical North Car Rentals. Sally was brilliant from start to finish and made our experience so smooth and she really did go the extra mile to make our early morning drop off so easy.Well done and highly recommended.
Allison CallejaAllison Calleja
00:27 19 Jul 24
Brilliant company to deal with, Sally was helpful from the start, before I even left Melbourne. The car was great and handled our sightseeing well. Sally helped book tours and answered questions we had. Her suggestions were brilliant and made our stay better. Couldn’t recommend more! Thanks so much for everything.
Shanti NarayanasamyShanti Narayanasamy
11:01 17 Jul 24
Fantastic place to rent a car, I can’t recommend this company more highly. Very conveniently located in Palm Cove, flexible and easy to deal with. Car seats/boosters for rent. Sally was awesome!
brizee lynchbrizee lynch
05:03 10 Jun 24
Extremely helpful at short notice,great friendly service at very competitive prices.I have used Tropical North several times and wouldn’t go anywhere else.
23:42 22 May 24
We are regular visitors to Palm Cove and always rent from Tropical North Car Rentals. Their customer service is excellent. All enquiries bookings and requirements are dealt with promptly and professionally. They provide late model well equipped low mileage cars at very competitive rates with no additional mileage charge. Tropical North Car Rental's pricing is transparent from the outset. The standard low excess ($500) compares very favorably with the terms offered by the major hire companies who generally offer rates with a much higher excess and then go for hard sell to reduce the excess (and greatly increase the cost of the hire) when you arrive. Airport pickups and drop offs make it all too easy. I would and do always recommend that anyone visiting Cairns/Palm Cove/Port Douglas rent a car from Tropical North Car Hire.
Kevin GreenwoodKevin Greenwood
23:38 31 Aug 23
Very friendly service nice clean car and pick up and drop off with a very good priceWinner winner chicken dinnerWill use them again
Roney MoallemRoney Moallem
04:06 30 Aug 23
Was very happy with my rental experience from this company. Rented an MG in Palm Cove for 3 days and returned it in Cairns.Car was in excellent condition and fuel consumption was low. The manager at the Cairns office was even kind enough to drop me at the airport. Will definitely rent from this company on future trips to Cairns.
Sandra KeilSandra Keil
06:57 29 Aug 23
Price was good and the service provided by Jess was excellent. We appreciate the lift she gave us to our accommodation in Trinity Beach after we dropped off the car. We will use Tropical North Car Rentals Palm Cove again on our next holiday to FNQ.
Gary DaviesGary Davies
23:27 11 Aug 23
Great service we got a nail in the tyre took it back and the girls swapped the car straight away only half an hour lost on our day tripHighly recommend
Damian McShaneDamian McShane
07:18 14 Jul 23
Renting a car is often a frustrating experience - but Tropical North Car Rentals were great! A totally reasonable $500 excess (not $3,500 like the big companies), told us where to fill up the tank (rather than charging us $5.00 a litre to fill it for us), and just made the whole thing simple. We would 100% recommend using this company!
Leanne KolenbergLeanne Kolenberg
00:17 12 Jul 23
Toni provided exceptional service. She organised our car quickly and was there to hand it over at the airport. Although she was under great pressure she remained focussed on ensuring that we were efficiently dealt with.The car was clean, fully fuelled and appropriate for our needs.Our booking was made shortly before our travel, and this high standard of service was greatly appreciated.We are extremely satisfied with our experience withTropical North Car RentalsGraham and Leanne
Jenny ShippJenny Shipp
11:06 25 Jun 23
Very helpful staff and reliable vehicle. We picked up in Palm Cove and did a great day trip to Cape Tribulation. Then had three days in the Atherton Tableland. We returned the vehicle to Cairns office just 5mins away from airport and they kindly gave us a lift to the airport. Definitely recommend rental with Palm Cove Car Rental (Tropical North Car Rental)
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

Things to do in Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a tropical paradise, known for its pristine beaches, luxurious resorts, and vibrant dining scene. With your Palm Cove car rental, you can easily explore our tropical surrounds. 

Cairns Day Trips

Just a short drive away, embark on unforgettable day trips from Cairns, including snorkelling or diving adventures at the Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Rainforest

Take a scenic drive to one of the oldest rainforests in the world and immerse yourself in its natural beauty. 

Kuranda Village

Enjoy a picturesque drive to this charming village, famous for its markets, wildlife parks, and cultural experiences.

Trinity Beach

Explore the nearby Trinity Beach with the ease and flexibility provided by our rental cars.

We’ve got you covered, book your tours through us at our Tropical North Car Rentals Palm Cove office.

If you have an adventurous spirit make sure to explore our amazing drives and top picks of things to do.

Explore more things to do in Far North Queensland!

As a car rental business we understand the freedom that the open road provides. Get the right vehicle for you and explore all the amazing drives and things to do in the region.