Cairns Holiday Packages
The gateway to Queensland's tropical north
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region are exciting and exotic, offering visitors the chance to explore two World Heritage sites. Snorkel or dive the waters of the Great Barrier Reef to see spectacular corals and marine life. Then explore Daintree National Park – the world’s oldest living tropical rainforest.
Head over to the Tropical Tablelands, venture across the Savannah Way or learn about the history and traditions of the area’s original inhabitants at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Journey into the past
The sky’s the limit
Distance to city centre 7 km
Taxi A taxi will cost around AUD $20 (plus a AUD $4.40 airport surcharge), and take about 10 minutes to reach the city centre.
Shuttle The Sun Palm opens in new window shuttle bus meets all flights, and costs AUD $15 to Cairns, from AUD $27 to the northern beaches and Port Douglas (the trip to Port Douglas takes around 1.5 hours). Book ahead.
Bus Sun Palm also run a regular shuttle bus from the airport to the Sheridan Street bus station to link up with the local Translink bus services; the fare is AUD $4.
When to go
Cairns is best described as having two seasons: wet and dry. The wet or 'green' summer season begins in December and runs through to February or March. The cool, dry winter season arrives in April or May and generally lasts until September. October and November, which are regarded as 'in-between' months, are the peak period for diving as the conditions are typically ideal.
July and August offer the chance to see minke and humpback whales as they migrate up the coast and November marks the annual coral spawning, a spectacular sight.
The main taxi rank is located on Lake Street in the city centre. Local Translink opens in new window buses cover the suburbs, northern beaches and Palm Cove, with additional services to the smaller towns of Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown, Kuranda, Mission Beach and Port Douglas.
Cairns Holiday Packages
With a stay at Hilton Cairns, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, just a 3-minute walk from Reef Fleet Terminal and 11 minutes by foot from Cairns Esplanade.
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Set on 5 hectares of lush tropical landscaped gardens, the hotel features the lagoon style pools, one child pool, bars, homestead restaurant and conference center for weddings, parties, meetings and special events.
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza is ideally located, just footsteps from the waterfront and a short stroll from the CBD, shops, restaurant and the world famous Cairns swimming lagoon.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
With a complete Resort environment all your wants and needs will be met. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Mantra Trilogy is ideally located above the Cairns Esplanade within walking distance to some of Cairns best restaurants, the Reef Casino, Cairns Central Shopping Mall and the newly developed Cairns Lagoon.
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