Cairns Airport

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. Once your journey comes to an end, fly right back to Cairns.

Cairns Airport: Shared Shuttle Transfer to/from Port Douglas

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

Benefit from an affordable way to travel between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas. Start or finish your trip to Port Douglas with a hassle-free transfer between Cairns Domestic Airport (CNS) and your accommodation. Ride in a shared shuttle and take in the views of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Meet your driver at the Cairns Domestic Terminal 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 Domestic Airport.

Cairns: Airport to Cairns/Port Douglas Transfer

3. 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: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City and Beaches

4. 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: 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 away from the airport with a minimum of fuss. 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. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. Data plan information- APN (Access Point Name): 3gnet Local operator: Optus

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What people are saying about Cairns Airport

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 453 reviews

Such an easy experience. We got off the flight, saw the kiosk straight away with it any fuss and had lovely staff that dealt with us. Clear directions and our driver was waiting for us at our vehicle. Great drive from Cairns airport to Palm Cove, perfect and easy, would very highly recommend and will definitely be using them again.

couldn’t recommend rodgers rides highly enough! we used their service 3 times whilst on our trip and every time they were super helpful and accomodating! all lovely drivers and very efficient! Thanks so much :)

An absolute “must-do” flight over the staggeringly beautiful reef. Memories to last a lifetime and photos to share with family and friends. Daintree Air Services super friendly and efficient. Ian & Mary

Very nice service, great explanation and well chosen route across the reef.

Rodger Rides were awesome. Perfect for an airport shuttle.