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Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

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Napier, New Zealand
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Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

We are planning to drive from Cairns to Cooktown over the Bloomfield track (which we did pre kids). Any suggestions on a reputable 4wd hire company in Cairns?

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Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

They will hire u the 4wd but you wont be allowed to take on the Bloomfield track! It was closed after cyclone Ita and us dtill not open. Rather than do a tour a bus service along the the track from Cairns to Cooktown operates daily when the track is open. Do you have 4wd experience and capable of driving the track there is no phone reception so you better know what you are doing or u cold be news headlines!

Napier, New Zealand
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2. Re: Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

Hi Poohbel - thanks for the info that the track is closed. Yes we have 4wd experience and have driven that track before. We were hoping to take our two sons for an adventure but we will just have to rethink that part of our trip. Cheers

Daintree, Australia
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3. Re: Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

Some car companies won't allow their 4WDs on the Bloomfield Track (crazy, I know!) but here's one which will:-

tropicalexperience.com.au/cairns-cairns_4wd_…

When are you coming? I suggest you keep an eye on this site for current road conditions:-

www.cook.qld.gov.au/current-road-status#1

Daintree, Australia
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4. Re: Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

Oops, me again - that site says check with Cairns Regional Council but as our councils have just de-amalgamated you'd have to check with the Douglas Shire Council:-

http://douglas.qld.gov.au/

Napier, New Zealand
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5. Re: Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

thanks - will check this out. appreciate your advice

Balgal Beach Nth...
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6. Re: Car hire company for 4wd Cairns-Cooktown

Meteor car & truck hire will let you do it

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