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Our 4wds are Permitted to Travel to Cape York

When choosing your 4wd rental, it is important to know your destination and its road requirements / conditions first.  If you are heading to Australia’s most northern tip, which is accessible between May and November on the Peninsula Developmental Road, you will need a well maintained and equipped Cairns 4wd rental vehicle.

1300 Truckhire have 4wd vehicles incluing Toyota Landcruisers and Dual Cabs, with seating for up to 11 people and room for camping gear.

The most popular destination for many 1300 Truckhire 4wd vehicles is the “The Tip”, Australia’s northern most point on Cape York Peninsula.  The single access route to “The Tip” is the Peninsula Developmental Road, which starts at Lakeland.  The best time to visit is the ‘dry season’ (May to November), as in the ‘wet season’ this region receives monsoonal downpours and tropical cyclones, making the unsealed roads inaccessible, even by the most robust 4wd.

The journey north from Cairns is spectacular.  It starts with a trip along Queensland’s very own great ocean road, between Cairns and Port Douglas, before you continue north into the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests, in the Daintree National Park.  Further north, you enter the Cape York Peninsula, an area covering 150,000km2 (the combined area of England, Scotland and Wales) and home to rainforest, dry savannah, indigenous culture, including Aboriginal rock art and galleries, and Australia’s most northern point.

When driving vast distances in remote Australia, it is important to be aware of service points for your 1300 Truckhire Cairns 4wd hire vehicle.  Please note that fuel is available at several locations including Lakeland, Cooktown, Laura, Musgrave, Lockhart and Archer River.  In regards to cash, the last bank with an EFTPOS machine is in Cooktown.  Most businesses across the Cape will accept major credit cards and groceries are available at all townships.  

There is a lot to see and do across Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and a 1300 Truckhire 4wd rental vehicle allows you to explore this great country, in comfort and safety.  A few notes to be aware of.  Permits are required for camping in some areas.  These can be purchased from RACQ in Cairns.  You should check road conditions with local police before you leave [Bamaga phone (+61) 07 4069 3156 | Weipa (+61) 07 4069 9119 | Coen (+61) 07 4060 1150] and you should take a detailed map with you.

For your convenience, one way hires are also available with drop-offs in Darwin and many locations nationwide.  

Contact 1300 Truck Hire for more information on Cairns 4wd hire rates and availability.