Available from 21/4/2022
This vehicle cannot be booked before this date
Go off the beaten track with this Safari Auto 4WD, built on a mix of Isuzu D-Max and Toyota Hilux chassis. The ride in the Safari Auto 4WD is smooth and comfortable on the road, with the ability to tackle the tough outback terrain with ease. Two people can sleep in the roof-top tent, with the remaining three people in the attached ground annexe, on the self-inflating sleeping mats provided.
There’s no stopping you now! Get out there and explore Australia your way. Find the hidden outback gems in places you can only access by 4WD. We’ll supply the vehicle – you bring the adventure! This vehicle can be driven off-road on dirt and unsealed roads to places like Cape Tribulation, the “Bloomfield Track”, Cooktown and Cape York.
With seating for 5 people this 4WD will be very popular with people visiting Cape York or family’s so if you are looking for a 4WD to hire over School Holidays. We suggest you book with 4WD Hire Cairns vehicle sooner rather than later as these popular 5 seat models do book out quickly.
All prices are in AUD, per 24 hours rental period.
|Per 24 Hours|
|Rate per 24 Hours From||$405|
Personal Kit (per person)
|Option||Accident Liability||Credit Card Bond||Daily Rate||Per Hire|
|Standard Insurance Liability Reduction||7500||7500|
|Option 1 Insurance Liability Reduction||500.00||500.00||49.00|
|Option 2 Insurance Liability Reduction||500.00||500.00||64.00|
|**4WD Max Cover||249.00|
Option 1: Accident Liability of $0*, NO Deposit Required, Simple credit card authority taken at pick up, Unlimited windscreens and tyres, Overhead and underbody damage, Single vehicle accident (excludes single-vehicle rollover) * Customer may be responsible for all damage if the contract is breached.
Option 2 Includes: Liability Reduction Option, Single vehicle rollover cover, Extra Driver Fees, Picnic table +chairs, Linen exchange after 7 hire days (on request), Child/booster seat (on request)
**4WD Max Cover Is only available if Option 1 or 2 has been purchased and will cover you for the following: Nil Accident Liability, Overhead & Underbody Damage, Unlimited Kilomtres and Towing (where permission has been granted for towing). Where the damage is the customer’s fault, this also includes the cost of the daily rental for the period the vehicle is being repaired. In addition to these costs, an administration fee of $60 may apply, per claim. The liability applies in respect of each claim, not rental. The $5,000, $7,500 or $8,000 liability can be reduced by purchasing the Liability Reduction Option or the Inclusive Pack.
DAILY RATES Daily rates are calculated per calendar day and not per 24 hour period.
PAYMENT A deposit of 20% is required to hold a vehicle (no credit card fees are charged). The remaining balance is payable 40 days prior to departure either by EFT or Visa/MasterCard (a 2% credit card fee is charged for Visa/MasterCard).
COMPULSORY EXTRAS LPG Bottle Refill of $25 per hire.
DEPOT HOURS Monday to Saturday: 9.00 am – 3.30 pm. Sunday: Closed. After-hours drop-off may be available on request. Vehicles must be returned 1 hour prior to close.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY SURCHARGE APPLIES $100 will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on National or State Public Holidays.
ROAD SERVICE 7-day-a-week + 24 Hour Helpline
MINIMUM RENTAL 5 days
DRIVERS A current motor vehicle driver’s licence is required and must be produced on pick-up. Should a foreign licence be in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a current International Drivers licence.
DRIVERS AGE The minimum age for drivers is 21 years.
EXTRA DRIVER FEES $20 per day.
KILOMETRE ALLOWANCE 300 Kilometres per day are included in the rental with extra kilometres costing $0.50 per kilometre. Customers that purchase the 4WD Max Cover will be upgraded to unlimited kilometres per day. The distance from Cairns to Cape York and back is 2,000 kilometres and most people hire for at least 10 days for that trip which will give you 3,000 free kilometres
TYRE & WINDSCREEN DAMAGE The renter will be responsible for tyre and windscreen damage except if you take either “Option 1 or 2” Insurance options.
CLEANING FEE ON RETURN OF VEHICLE A cleaning fee may be charged if the vehicle is not returned in reasonable condition. Charging of such fee will be at the depot manager”s discretion.
CAPE YORK SEASONAL HIRE For insurance and season weather reasons this vehicle can only go to Cape York from 1 June until 31 October each year. Additional fees apply to collection on National and Local Public Holidays of $100 per vehicle.
ROAD RESTRICTIONS When collecting your vehicle please note that written permission is required for some areas, this will be granted at the time of collection. Permission is based on the weather conditions at the time and is not guaranteed. 4WD vehicles can be driven on recognized unsealed roads. These vehicles go from Cairns to Cape York on a regular basis and visit all the “Must See” tourist places on the way. The vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed roads as long as the weather at the time is suitable for such a trip and this is why the vehicles can only be taken from Cairns to Cape York during the months of June to October. Some sections of roads like “The Old Telegraph Track” (different from The Telegraph Road which leads you to Cape York) are not allowed to be accessed due to the harshness of the roads. Places like Fruit Bat/Elliot/Twin waterfalls, The Telegraph Road, the Peninsula Development Road and the Bamaga Road (also known in sections as the Southern and Northern Bypass road) are all well taken care of and allowable for you to travel on. The Roads that these vehicles are allowed on will lead you from Cairns to the very tip of Cape York – Australia where you can fish, catch ferries to the islands of the Torres Straits and stand at the sign saying you are at the very top of Australia. Please consult a good map provider for road names and details like the “Hema Map” company.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If this is the case, any changes made to a booking will be classed as a cancellation and new booking will be required, including:
The Bond is the amount which guests would be liable up to in case of any damage done to the vehicle.
The Bond is payable on the pick-up and only by a credit card (the credit card holder must be present).
The Bond would be fully refunded after they return the vehicle in the same condition as they rented it (no damages, no accidents)
– Insurance is not offered on vehicles but you can purchase Liability Reduction Options.
Payment of this Bond is only accepted by credit card, debit credit card and ins some cases cash. The amount will be debited to the credit card account immediately. A non-refundable bond administration fee will may apply at the time of the debit and the bond refund may take up to 21 working days.
Personal injury or loss and damages to personal items is not covered with your vehicle hire. Personal injury is covered in most cases through Registration Third Party Insurance, which you, as the customer are required to purchase. It is strongly recommended that customer takes out personal travel insurance to cover any injury or loss.
As a valued customer of 4WD Hire, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. Options include single trip or annual frequent travellers plan on domestic or international travel.
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All the 4 Wheel drives that indicate in the text that they are allowed to go to Cape York will get you and back to Cape York without any issues. The roads to Cape York are in good conditions these days with the local council often grading the roads with there earth moving equipment. The main thing you need in a 4WD is “Ground Clearance” on a Cape York trip and those listed on our website have this.
No we do not hire camping equipment. You will need to bring your own or call into some local camping supply shops while here.