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Cairns Travel Guide: Your Gateway to Tropical North Queenslandcal North Queensland

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Cairns, a gate-way to the stunning coral life of the Great Barrier Reef, the land of age-old rain forests, beautiful beaches and lagoons, bustling markets and an array of cafes all around the city. The city attracts travellers and backpackers throughout the year due to its cosmopolitan nature with a blend of nomadic atmosphere and cheap rates of travel and stay. It is every adventurist's dream destination, filled with adventure sport avenues that are popular among adrenaline rush junkies.

The Daintree, the world's oldest rainforest, is located an hour and a half north from Cairns and is the perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts – don't forget to carry your hiking shoes along. Spot the very rare and endangered Cassowary bird during a walk on the lovely Mission Beach, also the portal to Dunk and Bedarra Islands. If you're tired of the land, go swimming, surfing, and camping at Lake Tinaroo. Enhance your exploration with our Australia tour packages, offering curated experiences that seamlessly blend adventure and relaxation. Discover Mareeba, where 80% of Australia's coffee is produced, and bask in the sunshine that graces the region 300 days a year, making Mareeba a 'must-visit' on your list.

Getting in cairns

There are regular one stop and two stop flights operating from India to Cairns airport (CNS). Some of the major cities that serve Cairns Airport from India are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Kochin. Some of the popular flight operators include Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia and AirAsia.

DEPARTUREDURATIONLOWEST ROUND TRIP DEALS
Delhi22h, 1 stopRs 32,000
Mumbai18h, 1 stopRs 35,000
Chennai19h, 1 stopRs 36,000
Bangalore20h, 1 stopRs 32,000
Hyderabad19h, 1 stopRs 27,000
Kolkata32h, 2 stopsRs 32,000
Cochin19h, 2 stopsRs 45,000

Getting out from cairns

Cairns has connecting flights to various other locations such as the beautiful Solomon Islands, Auckland, Bali and Hong Kong. Holiday extension made easy. Some of the popular airline operators include, Quantas Airways and Jetstar Airways.

Public Transport at cairns

It's pretty easy and convenient to get aroun central, north and south of Cairns in Public Transport, given you are well-informed about the routes. SunBus is the major public transport operator in Crains. There are busses that properly facilitate routes connecting the central, north and south of Cairns with a frequency of 20 mins/bus. For any queries regarding fares, routes or in any emergency, call 4057 7411.

Taxi & Airport transfer at cairns

Cairns Airport has shuttle bus services and the tickets cost 865 INR for one-way travel and 1780 INR for a two way trip from the airport to Cairns city. You can also pre-book a shuttle or taxi online for cheaper rate due to competitive pricing. Taxi Ranks are located outside the airport, a ride to the city will cost you anywhere around 1000-1500 INR depending on your destination.

Transport & city passes in cairns

Unlike the other cities in Australia, Cairns public transport service provider, Sunbus, does not facilitate monthly or weekly passes. But per day passes are available which are valid for 24 hrs and can be bought on the day of travel. The bus fares in Cairns recently hiked up to 30cents leading to a disruption in service. For queries regarding fares and concessions call 4057 7411. Sunbus also has a well-managed website that you can check for latest routes.

Driving & Car rental at cairns

Some of the leading taxi companies in Cairns include Avis, Thrifty and Europcar. The easiest way to book a car is from the various websites online. A car rental will cost you anywhere around 4000-6000 INR/day. Driving in Cairns is pretty simple as they follow the left-side road rule just like india and with their well built, wide paced roads, driving proves to be an enjoyable experience in Cairns.

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