Cairns Transportation

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  • A WICKED WAY TO TRAVEL

    by Anne12 Updated Feb 8, 2008

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    WICKED CAMPERS is one hire company that has become very popular with the backpacker person.
    These colurful campers can be seen all over this area and beyond. You can see these vans all around Australia.
    Each van is painted with humourous paintings and writings ( some may offend!!!) I think they are very clever little ditties that they have painted on them:)

    They have different levels of prices. All depends on what you need. Basic upwards.

    My son has used this firm and was very happy with them. They must be OK as there are so many using them!!!

    Wicked Van
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  • CAR HIRE

    by Anne12 Written Feb 1, 2008

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    This is one way to have the ability to go and do as you please in your own time frame.

    There are many, many car hire places in and around Cairns.
    You can hire from the Airport or you can organise them to bring the car to your accommodation. The Northern Beaches also have car hire outlets.
    Remember it is more expensive from the airport, Cairns isn't that big, so you can taxi to your accommodation and then organise the car.

    If you are coming in the High season, June/July/ August/September it would be advisable to book before you get here, this way you can have what you want.

    I highly reccommend REDSPOT car hire, they can be found at the Domestic Airport, in the Qantas arrival area, their price includes all insurances. They also have an web site.

    If you are from overseas and are a little hesitant, don't be, Cairns is an easy place to drive around, good roads, just follow the signs etc, common sense.

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    Getting to Cairns

    by sue_stone Written Jun 1, 2007

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    Cairns is located in Far North Queensland and is a long away drive from any of the major cities, hence most people arrive by plane. The airport has been expanded recently and is now the 5th busiest airport in the country for international arrivals and the 6th busiest airport overall in Australia.

    There are several domestic flights a day to Cairns from each of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with fewer from other centres such as Perth and Darwin. International flights arrive directly into Cairns from places like Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.

    Once you arrive in Cairns, you can catch an airport shuttle bus into town, or up to one of the northern beaches (including Port Douglas). Many people hire a car from the airport, as you will really need one to explore this part of Queensland.

    It's always warm in Cairns
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    Greyhound

    by bijo69 Written May 3, 2007

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    I arrived in Cairns by Greyhound from Cardwell. There are 4 daily buses travelling all the way up from Brisbane and an additional one from Mackay. The buses they use aren't the newest ones, but they are still quite comfy.
    The bus terminal for long distance buses in Cairns is at the Reef Fleet building on the Esplanade.

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    Australia Coach Airport Transfers

    by xuessium Written May 13, 2006

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    The easiest way to get from Cairns International Airport into Cairns is to grab an airport transfer from the airport coach booth.

    I bought a 2-way transfer for about A$20, I think (circa Jun 2003)

    You can book the airport transfer through its Internet website.

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    Rent a 4x4

    by ATXtraveler Written Apr 16, 2006

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    If you are travelling with more than 2 people, your best bet is to rent a vehicle. Since most of the attractions are a large distance from the central business district of Cairns, then you have two options, rent a vehicle or take an organized tour.

    We had three people on the trek this week, so it was worth it to rent the vehicle. The rough cost of this was 600 dollars for the week, and this was a 4 wheel drive vehicle. You will definitely want to get the 4 wheel drive if you are headed anywhere other than the main roads of Cairns, and if you are headed up in the wet season.

    Avis Rental 4x4
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    Thinking of renting a car?

    by NetClone Written Jan 18, 2006

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    Most of the hotels provide free transports from/to airport. And if you decide to join local tour, most of them will also provide pick up and drop off from hotel. So car might not be needed if most of the case.

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    Rental Luxury

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Dec 8, 2005

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    We flew directly from Port Moresby, PNG on an Air Niugini Fokker F-28 jet - a nice little craft that took an hour to get to this nearest 'civilized' getaway! Once there, we rented a car for our local touring needs. Photo of the Chrysler 'boat' that I ended up with through no particular choice of my own - plenty of room at least!

    Chrysler Rental
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    Virgin Blue

    by Marpessa Written Dec 27, 2004

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    To get to Cairns I flew with Virgin Blue airlines. They have very cheap and competitive flights. If you want anything to eat or drink on the flight you have to pay for it (and headphones if you want to listen to music - good music channels too, plus a great comedy station), but the prices are reasonable.

    The best thing about flying with Virgin Blue was the staff, they were fun and friendly... especially when it was announced our co-pilot was 'Ben Dover' (aka bend over... get it?)

    Cairns Airport - Virgin Blue plane
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    Virgin Blue, the cheap alternative to Qantas

    by coolbananas Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Virgin Blue has entered the Australian market a couple of years ago and is a serious competitor for Qantas, Australia's number one airline.

    By booking in advance you can get a good price to Cairns coming from all kinds of destinations.

    It's the same concept as Easyjet in Europe: no free food and drinks on board.

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    The flexible hop-on-hop-off-bus

    by coolbananas Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Most people travel the east coast of Oz, going from Sydney to Cairns. A cheap and flexible way of travelling is by taking the McCafferty's Greyhound-Pioneer bus. This huge bus company serves the whole east coast, with up to eight services a day.

    When you wanna take your time to stop over in some places (very recommendable cause there's heaps to see and do between Sydney and Cairns, 3100 km on the bus) you should consider buying an 'Aussie Pass'. The one I bought costed AU$250 (with backpacker discount), going from Sydney to Cairns (unlimited stops) and it was valid for 3 months. There's also passes that are valid for 1 month or 6 months, at a different price of course.

    The good thing about this bus pass is the fact that you don't have to book that far in advance, sometimes you can just walk up to the bus stop and ask the driver if there's a seat. Another positive thing is the amount of buses that run every day. This makes the planning of your travelling very easy, cause there's buses in the morning, afternoon, evening and night.

    Sometimes you can save money by travelling overnight (no need for accommodation and you don't loose time by travelling). All in all a good way of transportation.

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    Transport

    by scharneckk Written Feb 4, 2003

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    You can get an Airoplane to Cairns Airport from Brisbane. Or you could drive for approximately two days from Brisbane. Or you could catch the train from Brisbane.

    Getting around Cairns - they have little Sun Buses, taxies and trains.

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    Web Resources.

    by Sharrie Updated Sep 18, 2002

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    GREAT BARRIER REEF VISITOR BUREAU: GreatBarrierReef.aus.net.
    MAP OF CAIRNS: GreatBarrierReef.
    MAP FROM CAIRNS TO PORT DOUGLAS:
    GreatBarrierReef.aus.net.
    AUSTRALIAN RAIL MAPS: People.enternet com.au.


    Quicksilver Cruises: Quicksilver-Cruises.com.
    Quicksilver Helicopters: QuicksilverHeli.com.au.

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    getting around

    by HeidiR Written Aug 31, 2002

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    bicycle is good for a day to get quickly round cairns

    Bus is good when you are by yourself, it takes about an hr to get to the Northern beaches $9 day beach pass on the bus

    Otherwisehire a car if there are a few of you to get around

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