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Spaceships campervan hire in Cairns

Spaceships campervan hire in Cairns is the perfect place to start your Australian road trip. Cairns is the northernmost city on the east coast and the gateway to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. The climate is tropical providing warm water and lush rainforest in the surrounding areas.

Picking up your campervan hire in Cairns is easy. All info about the Spaceships depot can be found here. And with no one-way fees, unlimited kilometres and no extra driver fee a Spaceship is the perfect vehicle to explore Australia.

Depot address Spaceships Cairns

52 Fearnley St
Portsmith, QLD 4870

Phone. +61 2 8356 2900 or 1300 132 469 (Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 5pm)
Email: please use the online contact form to shoot your message at the speed of light to our customer service inbox
Fax. +61 2 8356 9372

Price & availability of campervans in Cairnscreate a quote online & book it in at the best price available (discounts & deals will be applied automatically). No hidden costs. The price you see is the price you'll pay.


Opening hours of Spaceships Campervan Hire Cairns

Monday – Sunday: 24/7 pick-up. Due to our contactless pick-up, you can pick up your Spaceships campervans at any time 7 days a week. Staff are on site 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday for any questions you may have.

Essential Information for Your Cairns Campervan Adventure

Before you embark on your once-in-a-lifetime Australian road trip with your campervan hire in Cairns, arm yourself with some useful local information. Don't worry, we've got you covered!

The basics: car wash and fuel station

Before setting off on your adventure, it’s essential to get your campervan ready for the journey. Spaceships campervans are advanced but they aren't equiped yet with a Mr. Fusion so regular petrol it is! This info is also good to remember for when your road trip is about to end. Your campervan loves a good wash so all panels are cleary visible and ready to be checked by our depot crew.

  • Closest car wash bay: Mc Suds, 47 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns.
  • Closest fuel station: Mobil, 333 Sheridan St, Cairns.

Set up camp: recommended paid campgrounds

After a long day of exploring or long trip to get to Cairns, you'll want a comfortable place to rest. Consider these top-notch campgrounds that are ideal for those who have opted for Spaceships campervan hire Cairns.

  • Cairns Holiday Park, 12-30 Little St Cairns 1800 259 977
  • Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Corner of Bruce Hwy and Anderson Rd. 07 40546644
  • First City Caravilla, Kelly Street Earlville QLD 4870. (07)4054 1403

Recommended backpacker accommodation in Cairns

In case you fancy a night out of the campervan, these recommended accommodations offer both comfort and convenience:

  • Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort, 57-89 Grafton Street Cairns Queensland 4870 (07) 4041 6566
  • Calypso Backpackers, 5/9 Digger St Cairns QLD 4870, (07) 4031 0910
  • Tropic Days Backpackers, 26-28 Bunting Street Cairns QLD 4870, (07)4041 1521
  • Traveller’s Oasis Backpackers, 8 Scott Street Cairns Queensland 4870, (07) 4052 1377

That's it. An essential local & free guide for your Cairns campervan adventure. Now it's time to hit the road and explore the region. Have fun.

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Contactless processes: COVID Clean Certified

To maintain high safety standards for our customers and our staff we will be operating all locations as contactless. We’ll give you all the information you need prior to pick up. We will also continue to keep our vehicles cleaned to the highest standards possible.

All Spaceships depots in Australia have extremely high standards for checking and cleaning our campervans & cars. We are proud to have been awarded the Australian COVID Clean Practising Business label.

Spaceships Australia is COVID Clean Certified

Kick Off Your Aussie Road Trip with Campervan Hire Cairns

The world-renowned Great Barrier Reef surrounds the Tropical Far North. No trip to Cairns would be complete without an adventure out to the reef. With its abundance of marine life and vast coral gardens, it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Cairns is not only the Gateway to the reef but also the gateway to the Far North’s other UNESCO World Heritage site, the beautiful lush Daintree rainforest. This is the only place in the world where you can find two world heritage areas side by side. Therefore It's great that there's Spaceships campervan hire in Cairns. You'll be starting your Australian road trip in no time.

Why is Cairns the perfect start?

The city itself is a laid-back, relaxed place where the locals are never in a hurry and always keen for a chat or a quiet ‘coldie’ in the ‘arvo’. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to keep you fuelled up and ready to go for your next adventure, which could be one of the many adrenaline-pumping activities nearby like white water rafting, bungy jumping, skydiving, hot air ballooning, zip-lining, diving, or hanging with some crocodiles. Also, don’t forget for some real adventure, a must-do is to hit the Woolshed for a dance on the tables!

Fill in a more relaxed day with a walk along the boardwalk and cool off with a swim at the fantastic lagoon on the Esplanade, followed by finding a bargain at the vibrant night markets.

Cairns has something for everyone in this tropical paradise!

See where the road will take you from Cairns

Cairns is calling your name. No, we're not talking about what you can do & see in Cairns. Let's focus on where you can go when you are ready to really leave Cairns behind. It's time to blast off to explore the outer space of Australia.

Head south towards Townsville and the Whitsundays

When you steer your Spaceships southward it will lead you to the stunning landscapes of Queensland. Mission Beach is a laid-back, tropical paradise where the rainforest meets the sea. Continue south for even more amazing scenery. First, you'll encounter Townsville, the gateway to the magnetic Magnetic Island.

And of course the Whitsundays. Never forget about or skip the Whitsundays, a must-see when visiting Australia. This collection of 74 islands offers pristine beaches and amazing snorkelling opportunities.

North from Cairns: unlock an amazing adventure

Cairns is your key to the north, acting as a springboard to the mystical landscapes of the Cape York Peninsula or the underrated beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Drive north to experience the world's oldest tropical rainforest, The Daintree. This ancient forest is a biodiversity hotspot and offers some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. Continue north to Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest literally meets the reef. This is the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage sites touch! With Cairns as your starting point, there's a rich tapestry of experiences just a drive away.

Take the inland route to the Atherton Tablelands

Or if you've seen enough of the coastal area, simply head inland. Campervan hire in Cairns offers amazing things to do & see in every direction. The inland route will take you to the Atherton Tablelands, a mixture of lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and volcanic crater lakes. This is just perfect for every nature lover and definitely worth a few snaps on social media. Do it for The Gram! This  area is also rich in local produce, so it’s a great opportunity to stock up on more fresh goods for your trip. Your Spaceships campervan comes with a fridge and plenty of storage so keep the local foods coming. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Looking for indigenous culture? The Laura region has it all!

For a cultural twist to your road trip, head to the Laura region, renowned for its Aboriginal rock art galleries. This is one of the best places in Australia to gain insights into indigenous culture and history.

Campervan Hire Cairns made easy by Spaceships

See? We told you! Cairns is a great place to pick up your campervan. Hire from Spaceships and you'll get heaps of free stuff that other companies often charge you extra for. Unlimited kilometres, sleeping & cooking gear and no fee for one-way trips are all part of the Spaceships promise. It'll be a great #SpaceshipsRoadTrip. Will we see you soon in Cairns?