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Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport is the main hub for Tropical North Queensland and is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest. Flights arrive and depart from a number of domestic and international destinations, including Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. The airport is easily accessible and is located just ten minutes from the city centre.

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Cairns Airport is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Cairns and approximately an hour from Port Douglas. Excellence coaches offer shuttle bus transfers to/from Cairns and Port Douglas. Car rental booths are located in the Arrivals Halls in each terminal. Limousine, taxi and ride-booking services are also available.

Parking & Transport

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Flights are available to all Australian mainland capitals and major centres, as well as Singapore, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Bali and New Zealand.


Arrivals & Departures

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There’s plenty of restaurants to give you fuel for your flight, including Espresso Bar, Hungry Jacks and Oporto.

Enjoy a bit of retail therapy at stores such as Billabong, Eye Love Cairns and the Cairns Store.

T2 domestic terminal is also home to the QANTAS Club Lounge.

Shopping & Dining




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