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Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

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Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

I am planning my honeymoon eclipse trip to cairns from 11/11 to 18/11. Since we just confirmed our holiday, we just started to find hotel and car rental.

I found that all big car rental company line avis, hertz budget , national etc are fully booked. Is there any other reliable firm I could find???

if rental for the whole period is not possible, i can schedule the booking period from 11/11 to 13/11 and 15/11 to 18/11 and asked my friend (they are large group and v. full) to pck me up on 14/11.

Thanks so much so much for your kind advise !!!!!!!!

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1. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

Try Europcar?

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2. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

yes, actually, i tried, europ car but full also

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3. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

try www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au

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4. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

thanks for advise, i also tried it , but full alsol. I think most big rental company are full. Any more suggestion? Thx a lot a lot !!!!

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5. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

We are expecting around 80,000 people to visit Cairns for the eclipse. Yes that figure blew me away too. Besides the regular car rental companies you could try www.standbycars.com.au . Regardless if you have a car or not it's going to be difficult to get anywhere with road restrictions in place. This is the biggest event Cairns has ever hosted. Where are you staying? I'm pretty sure the crowds will disperse over the day after making cars available.

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6. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

thanks so much for your advise!!!

i visited the standbycars website and found that cars of most company sold out except britz, but as i searched britz yesterday, they advised me that no cars are available by mail. (they accepted my order but then advise me that all cars sold out) i\Is standbycars reliable? i can't find much information about this company on net.

Thanks a lot a lot for you help and further advise.

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7. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

Really andyoz? Haven't heard anything about it in the southern states......

Edited: 5:54 pm, November 01, 2012
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8. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

http://www.1300meteor.com.au/ . Great locally owned company.

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9. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

Tez, yes its the talk of the town at the moment, visit www.eclipsecairns.com and eclipse2012.org.au You will find all you need to know about this event.

I have in the past used Standby Cars without an issue and have saved huge amounts of money and received great service. Maybe it's no longer functional and I apologise for suggesting it. Will check it out.

Edited: 8:19 am, November 02, 2012
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10. Re: Urgently want advise on car rental for my honeymoon eclipse

We found ourselves in the same situation. We opted for some of the tours up to Cape Trib etc, that will pick up and drop off at Port Douglas from Cairns.

We have found a ute we do not need, so good luck and happy honeymoon.

Meter Truck Rentals, Cairns:

cnsstaff@1300meteor.com.au

Good luck and happy honeymoon - you won't forget it.