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Cairns - Airports

Cairns International Airport (CNS)

Cairns International Airport (CNS) is an Australian domestic and international airport managed by the Cairns Port Authority. The airport is located 7 km (10 miles) north of the Cairns CBD in the suburb of Aeroglen.

The Cairns airport serves international, domestic and general aviation flights including a number of helicopter operators. The airport serves many international carriers such as Qantas, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai International, Malaysia Airlines and Cathay Pacific. The airport is also a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Queensland Emergency Service search and rescue helicopters.

Cairns Airport is one of Australia's most technologically advanced airports. Records for the year ending June 2005 indicate that passenger movement was: 2,619,322 domestic and 107,202 international.


Cairns International Airport Terminals

CNS boasts a domestic terminal, separate international passenger terminal and a general aviation area. The airport handles international flights and flights to major Australian cities, tourist destinations and regional destinations throughout North Queensland. It is an important base for general aviation serving the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria Communities.

Both the International and domestic terminals offer many traveller facilities. This includes baggage trolleys, child care facilities, ATM machines, IDD telephone facilities, currency exchange, post office, and facilities for travellers with physical disabilities. The departure lounge at the domestic terminal features 13 retail stores and restaurants while the international departure lounge features 18 different shops and restaurants.


Transportation

Taxis and Cabs
Taxis are readily available outside both the domestic and international terminals of the Cairns Airport. Free taxi telephones are also located in the arrival halls along with taxi ranks charts.

Limousines
Several limousine companies offer pickup and drop-off services at the Cairns International Airport.

Shuttle Bus
A shuttle bus service is available to all luxury Cairns hotels and the city centre. Children under the age of 14 are entitled to travel without charge. Booking counters are at either end of the domestic terminal and at the international arrivals hall.

Courtesy Coaches
Several renowned Cairns hotels, backpacker hostels, tour groups and small Cairns accommodations operate courtesy coaches to and from the airport terminals.

Car Rentals
The international and domestic terminals house several car rental company desks such as Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.

Parking
Both short-term and long-term parking are available adjacent to both terminals that cater to cars, taxis and large coaches. The car parks are fully automated and pay stations accept notes or coins and will even dispense change.





Hotels in Cairns, Australia

Holiday Inn Cairns

Holiday Inn Cairns

Cnr The Esplanade&Florence Street PO Box 121 CAIRNS QLD 4870 AUSTRALIA

Holiday Inn Cairns provides a professional meeting service giving you, the conference organiser, unique benefits and services to enable you to plan and organise your conference with ease and confidence. We provide a guaranteed message delivery service which can...




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Cairns Hilton

Cairns Hilton

34 The Esplanade Cairns Queensland, Cairns, Australia

Nestled in the heart of Cairns, the recently refurbished 263-room Hilton Cairns is the perfect base from which to explore the world's most diversely beautiful tropical region. Experience the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the fascinating Daintree...




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Angsana Resort & Spa, Great Barrier Reef

Angsana Resort & Spa, Great Barrier Reef

1 Veivers Road (PO Box 202) Palm Cove, Cairns QLD 4879 Australia

The lure of the Great Barrier Reef, virgin rainforest, unrivalled wildlife and adventure make Cairns a fascinating destination. Just to the north of the town is another - Angsana Resort & Spa. The hotel stands on the shore of the Coral Sea, discreetly hidden among palms...




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Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns

Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns

35-41 Wharf Street, Po Box 6545, 4870 Cairns, Australia

Located in the heart of the city directly across the road from the Great Barrier Reef departure point. 122 rooms & 6 suites contain spa baths & balconies with stunning views of the city or Trinity Bay. Contemprary Asian dining at Tamarind. International buffet at "Pacific...




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Best Western Central Plaza Apartments Cairns

Best Western Central Plaza Apartments Cairns

255-257 Lake Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia

The Best Western Central Plaza Apartments Cairns is the preferred property for many corporate guests; it is within a stones throw location to the Cairns Base Hospital (only a five minute walk). All of the rooms are generously proportioned with sizes starting at 75 squa... more
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Best Western City Sheridan

Best Western City Sheridan

157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia

The Best Western City Sheridan offers 3.5-Star boutique style accommodations. We are located in the city of Cairns and offer 30 well presented spacious motel rooms. Close attractions include Cairns Central Shopping Center, entertainment complexes such as Cairns Civic Th... more
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Comfort Suites City Terraces Cairns

Comfort Suites City Terraces Cairns

63-65 McLeod Street Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Comfort Suites City Terraces Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you check out... more
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Comfort Suites Trinity Beach Club Cairns

Comfort Suites Trinity Beach Club Cairns

19-23 Trinity Beach Road Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Comfort Suites Trinity Beach Club Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you check... more
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Mercure Hotel Harbourside

Mercure Hotel Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade, 4870 Cairns, Australia

Hotel IntroductionLocated right on the Cairns waterfront esplanade, overlooking Trinity Bay and extensive parklands. 173 spacious, elegantly appointed rooms with private balconies offering panoramic views to the Coral Sea or majestic rainforest covered... more
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Quality Hotel Pacific International Cairns

Quality Hotel Pacific International Cairns

Cnr Esplanade & Spence St. Cairns Australia

Superb downtown waterfront location. Opposite major departure points to Great Barrier Reef and Reef Casino. Shopping precinct nearby. Hotel overlooks Trinity Harbour and Tropical Parks. more
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Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza Cairns

Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza Cairns

295 Sheridan Street Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you... more
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Quality Inn Rainbow Southside Cairns

Quality Inn Rainbow Southside Cairns

446-452 Mulgrave Rd. Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Quality Inn Rainbow Southside Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you... more
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Comfort Inn Tropical Queenslander Cairns

Comfort Inn Tropical Queenslander Cairns

287 Lake Street Cairns Australia

Quality, Affordable Accommodations Centrally located to all amenities and only 3 minutes walking distance from the popular Cairns Esplanade, the Tropical Queenslander is the perfect choice for both domestic & international travelers. Boasting two swimming... more
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