Do you want your rental car waiting for you when you arrive - and picked up when you leave?
Are you looking for cheap car rentals with clean, reliable cars?
Do you want to get on the road asap so you can start seeing the sights?

Hiring a rental car gives you the flexibility to go where and when you want in comfort. Take a break from crowded tours and design your own itinerary with a leisurely day trip to the World Heritage wonders of The Daintree and beyond. Do the waterfall circuit on the Tablelands, or head to Crystal Cascades for a swim and bushwalk.

Take as long as you like to swim, have lunch, bungy jump, or spot wildlife. Breathe the fresh rainforest air, marvel at panoramic views, and enjoy the nightlife vibe of Cairns’ restaurants, clubs and live entertainment at your own pace.

As we provide door-to-door service for you, your car hire logistics is hassle-free, relaxed and professional.
All you need to think about is what to see, what to do, and where to eat.

What they say

Great cars and a fantastic service dropping the car off at our accommodation. The car we hired was virtually brand new and was perfect for us ... I wouldn’t hire from anyone else in the future when we return to North Queensland. - Guy Wallace

Couldn't fault Gem Rent A Car. Hassle free, friendly and easy to book. Fantastic service picking us up from the airport (waiting on our arrival) and then driving us back to the airport upon us returning the car to their office. - Kris Manson

About us

Hi, I’m Charles Crockford, owner of Gem Rent-A-Car and a proud Cairns local.

For more than 20 years our local family business has helped thousands of tourists explore beautiful North Queensland. The GEM team is polite, efficient and eager to share their local knowledge with you. 

Not only do we rent out cars, but we provide so much more.

As locals, it’s our pleasure to help you plan your perfect holiday.

We can recommend a variety of accommodation and suitable places to stay, and of course we have strong working relationships with the locals. So we can create car and accommodation packages to suit your preferences and budget.

We understand that you are here to have a relaxing, fun, hassle-free holiday. So unlike the big car rental companies, you’ll have one person who will take care of you from the moment you book:

A GEM team member will personally be there to hand over your keys, your maps, and share local tips on places to visit. Furthermore, we will take the time to brief you on dangerous local black spots and driving conditions with the intention of keeping you safe while out and about. 

We are only a phone call away if you have any concerns or questions about your trip.

Does this sound good?Check out the quote.

We look forward to hearing from you.


What you can expect

  1. Good quality rental cars: All cars are new or late model with relatively low kms so you can drive in the comfort of a safe, clean, reliable car.

  2. Convenience: We’ll come to you. We’ll drop off your car, and pick it up from your accommodation. So you don’t need to worry about depot location access like other car rental operators.

  3. Quick and easy: Fast, on-site paperwork - we get you on the road quickly.

  4. One point of contact: Deal with only 1 person for a responsive and personal service from start to finish.

  5. Cheap car rental rates: We don’t have the overheads of a big business - or ridiculous profit margins - so we can give you cheap rates and discounts for 3+ day hires.

Get great rates and quick & easy door-to-door service book one of our GEMs today!

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