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Cairns Airport is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, servicing both international and domestic flights. There are car hire depots in the airport complex and throughout the city. While the city centre is easy to get around by foot, you'll need a car to explore the region's attractions. Shuttles and taxis are available, however it's usually easier to pick up your hire car straight from the airport.

  • Cairns Airport to city: 10km
  • Petrol station closest to airport: Stratford Service Station on Rinks Close(7km)

Cairns Holiday Travel

The first place people think of when planning a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is Cairns. However, the reef spans hundreds of kilometres along Queensland's coast with fantastic holiday retreats all along the way. Port Douglas (an hour's drive north of Cairns) is the best coastal resort town for exploring the Daintree Rainforest. Scenic wine region Atherton is less than 1.5 hours inland from Cairns.

  • Cairns Airport to Port Douglas: 66km
  • Cairns Airport to Atherton: 93km

Highlights (Cairns City)

  • Scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Whale watching
  • Mountain biking and bushwalking in the hinterland
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Birdworld, Kuranda Koala Gardens & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Local produce and crafts markets
  • Adventure sports e.g. white water rafting & hang gliding

Highlights (Port Douglas)

  • Daintree Rainforest bushwalking & tours
  • The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Beach cycling along Four Mile Beach
  • Mossman Gorge swimming & Dreamtime walks

Highlights (Atherton Tablelands)

  • Food and wine tours
  • Lake Tinaroo swimming, water sports, bushwalking & camping
  • Crystal Caves
  • Hallorans Hill Lookout on an extinct volcano

National Parks

One of Australia's most famous national parks is Daintree National Park, attracting visitors from all around the world. North Queensland has plenty more for you to choose from.

  • Daintree National Park (79km from Cairns Airport)
  • Barron Gorge National Park (17km from Cairns Airport)
  • Hasties Swamp National Park (97km from Cairns Airport)
  • Kuranda State Forest (29km from Cairns Airport)
  • Freshwater Creek State Forest (24km from Cairns Airport)
  • Wooroonooran National Park (116km from Cairns Airport)
  • Danbulla National Park and State Forest (73km from Cairns Airport)

Climate/Weather

Cairns has a tropical climate, with hot, wet summers and warm winters. Humidity remains relatively constant throughout the year.

  • Summer Temperatures: 24 - 32 degrees celcius
  • Winter Temperatures: 17 - 26 degrees celcius
  • Storm Season: Cairns and most of North Queensland experiences a wet season prone to tropical cyclones from November to May

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Cairns Car Rental Depots
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Cairns Airport Avis Terminal Building
Cairns Qld
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Cairns Airport Budget Terminal Building
Cairns Qld
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Cairns Airport Europcar Terminal Building
Cairns Qld
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Cairns Airport Hertz Terminal Building
Cairns Qld
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Cairns Airport Thrifty Terminal Building
Cairns Qld
Car Hire Cairns
Cairns Avis 135 Lake Street
Cairns Qld
Car Rental Cairns
Cairns Budget 153 Lake Street
Cairns Qld
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Cairns City Europcar Tropical Arcade, Corner Of Shield & Abbott Streets
Cairns Qld
Car Rental Cairns
Cairns Hertz Cnr Abbott & Shield Sts - Cairns Square Shopping Centre
Cairns Qld
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Cairns City Thrifty Cnr Sheridan And Aplin Streets
Cairns Qld
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Palm Cove Avis Coral Horizons, 137 Williams Esplanade
Palm Cove Qld
Port Douglas Avis 3/11 Warner St
Port Douglas Qld
Port Douglas Budget 2/11 Warner St
Port Douglas Qld
Port Douglas Thrifty 50 Macrossan St
Port Douglas Qld







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