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Cairns Airport: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cairns: Outer Edges of The Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

1. Cairns: Outer Edges of The Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

Take in the full spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef from the sky during a scenic flight from Cairns. Onboard a fixed-wing plane, see up to 140 kilometers of the Outer Barrier as well as many inner islands, reefs, and sand isles. Within 10 minutes of departing Cairns, the real adventure begins, as you get wonderful photo opportunities over Green Island, Oyster Reef, Vlasoff Cay, Upolo Reef, Pixie Reef, and Arlington Reef. Sit back in air-conditioned comfort as you glide through the sky. Take in the spectacular hues of green and blue from your window seat while listening to the pilot's informative commentary about the sights below. Get a chance to spot marine life with manta rays, green turtles, dugongs, sharks, and, if in season, whales, in clear view from the aircraft.

Cairns: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City and Beaches

2. Cairns: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City and Beaches

Arrive at Cairns Airport and be greeted by a friendly uniformed airport concierge or driver. Be guided to your waiting transport, where your driver will check your name and destination. Enjoy a welcome onboard and receive helpful information from your driver. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your journey to your hotel. Expect a journey time of 20 minutes to Cairns CBD and 25 minutes for Palm Cove hotels. For Port Douglas, drive for 1 hour and 15 minutes along the picturesque Great Barrier Reef Drive. At the end of your stay, take a transfer from your hotel to the airport. Feel calm and relaxed in the knowledge that you will arrive on time to meet your departing flight from Cairns International Airport.

Cairns Airport: Shared Shuttle Transfer to/from Port Douglas

3. Cairns Airport: Shared Shuttle Transfer to/from Port Douglas

Take the affordable way to get between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas. Start or finish your trip to Port Douglas with a hassle-free transfer between Cairns Airport (CNS) and your accommodation. Ride in a Shared Shuttle Transfer and take in the views of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Meet your driver at the Cairns Domestic Terminal Arrivals Hall and make your way to the vehicle. Load up your luggage and start your trip to your accommodation in Port Douglas. Finish your holiday at ease with a Shared Shuttle Transfer from your accommodation in Port Douglas to Cairns airport. Please allow at least 2 hrs before your check-in time and be ready 10 minutes before your shuttle is due to leave.

Cairns: Airport to Cairns/Port Douglas Transfer

4. Cairns: Airport to Cairns/Port Douglas Transfer

After arriving at Cairns Airport, you can collect you luggage, clear through customs, and proceed toward the services desk where check-in will occur. From here you will be directed to your bus. Your service will depart once a minimum capacity is reached. Once on the bus, you will travel in comfort with your fellow passengers to your destination. Once having arrived, you can simply unload your luggage before your bus progresses onward to its further destinations.

Cairns Airport: Private Transfer to/from City and Beaches

5. Cairns Airport: Private Transfer to/from City and Beaches

Arrive at Cairns Airport and be greeted by a friendly uniformed airport concierge or driver. Follow them to your private vehicle and get helpful information about your destination from your driver. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your journey to your hotel. Expect a journey time of 20 minutes to Cairns CBD and 25 minutes for Palm Cove hotels. For Port Douglas, drive for 1 hour and 15 minutes along the picturesque Great Barrier Reef Drive. At the end of your stay, take a private transfer from your hotel to the airport. Feel calm and relaxed in the knowledge that you will arrive on time to meet your departing flight from Cairns International Airport.

Australia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

6. Australia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Australia hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Australia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. For eSIM remaining data balance check, please contact our technical team via WhatsApp/Line/Telegram at number in your GYG voucher after purchase. Detailed data usage is based on the backend data of the telecommunications company and the network speeds may vary in remote areas. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Data plan information- APN (Access Point Name): mobiledata Local operator: Optus

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What people are saying about Cairns Airport

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 190 reviews

Our driver Brian met our plane despite it being late arriving. He helped us with our luggage and we had a comfortable, pleasant drive to Palm Cove. I would highly recommend Exemplar.

Amazing!! The day was perfect the scenery was incredible and the staff were superb. They looked after us and were very informative about what we were seeing. Loved it!

Were waiting for us at the baggage collection with our name on a board. Very helpful. On time. Polite. Clean and organised.

Exemplar provided an efficient, friendly and on time pickup/transfer service. We will happily use again

Excellent pilot who was interesting and informative. Really enjoyable. Thanks so much