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Cairns, Australia Hotels and City Guide

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Cairns - Transportation

Cairns Transportation

Located at the base of Cape York Peninsula, Cairns provides important transport links between the Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria regions of Queensland. The Cairns International Airport is an essential growth engine of the state’s tourism industry. Cairns is also serviced by a large network of integrated transport alternatives. Although the most preferred means of transport is car rentals, Cairns transportation is also made up of an efficient bus, taxi, and rail service.

Cairns by Air
Cairns Airport features international, domestic and general aviation terminals that are served by major international, national and state air carriers. International visitors can fly direct to Australia with Cairns as their point of entry. Within Australia, local charter companies such as Qantas Airlines, Virgin Blue Airlines, Australian Airlines, and JetStar provide regular flights to major southern cities and regional Queensland towns.


Cairns by Road
Coach travel is an exciting and enjoyable way to see the countryside, and several coach companies operate to and from Cairns from Australia's major cities.

Taxis are readily available throughout the Cairns region and can be booked over the telephone or hailed in the street. Buses run regularly to all Cairns suburbs and beaches. You can obtain a timetable from any Cairns hotel.

Many Cairns hotels and motels provide a transfers bus shuttle service regularly. Therefore it is suggested that visitors initially check with their respective Cairns hotel or Cairns lodging about the services offered.

Vehicle, bicycle and motor-scooter rentals can easily be arranged from any Cairns hotel or even at the airport. There are many additional rental companies with offices in Cairns and larger towns. Reservations prior to arrival are recommended although not essential. In Australia, vehicles are right-hand drive thus you need to travel on the left hand side of the road. Cairns is also well serviced by excellent limousine fleets. Everything from airport transfers to limousine sightseeing tours can be organised upon request over the telephone.

Motorcycles and Scooters
Scooters or a motor bike under 50cc can also be hired with only a driver’s licence. There is no need for a separate licence. Most of these bikes are limited somewhat in speed and are ideal for short city driving but not practical on open highways.

Bicycles
Cairns is ideal for biking with its flat wide streets. Bicycles can be rented from several outlets and specific car rental companies in town. If you are staying for longer than a couple of weeks, think about buying a used bike at one of the opportunity or disposal stores in town. It is really easy to sell old clunker bikes. Remember that helmets are required by law. Purchase a lock and chain for added security.

Coaches
Cairns is served by long distance coaches to Brisbane, and many regional cities to the south.

Public Transport
An efficient and reliable public transport service is functional throughout the city via Sunbus. Most services run from the Northern Beaches to the southern parts of Cairns through the CBD. Bus services also operate to Kuranda and to the Atherton Tableland.

Cairns by Sea
Cairns boasts many bustling marinas for boating enthusiasts. In addition, an increasing number of overseas cruise ships call at the Port of Cairns regularly.

Cairns by Rail
Two major trains operate between Brisbane and Cairns. 'The Sunlander' operates three times weekly and 'The Queenslander' operates once a week. The journey takes approximately 32 hours.





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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