Tourist information

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is a unique environment, renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts nearly 3 million domestic and international visitors each year.

Council provides a wide range of facilities, centres and activities for local residents that we encourage visitors to use. Most activities are free or incur a small charge.

View our list of Things to Do and visit the Upcoming Events calendar for some inspiration.

Visitor information

For everything you need to plan your next holiday to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef - brochures, destinations, activities, events, accommodation, booking services and more:

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Airport Connect Shuttle

Airport Connect is a bus service offered by Sun Palm Transport linking Cairns Airport with the Translink public transport network at north and southbound Sheridan Street bus stops.  For fares and online bookings, visit the Sun Palm website.

  • Services to the airport are at 1/4 past the hour from 0415hrs to 2215hrs.
  • Services from the airport depart approximately every 30 minutes (subject to flight delays etc.) from 0430hrs until after the last flight.

Note: Passengers may pre-book their Airport Connect journey outbound from Cairns Airport with Sun Palm Transport online or by phone.  Tickets can also be purchased on arrival at the Sun Palm Transport kiosk in the terminal.  The journey from the Cairns Community Health Centre on Sheridan Street is offered as a pre-booked service only.  Pre-bookings may be made 24-hours prior to journey time online or by phone.

The service is complementary to Sun Palm Transport's existing accredited terminal-to-hotel service. For more information, visit the Sun Palm Transport website, email airport@sunpalmtransport.com.au or phone +61 7 4035 9884.

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Last updated: 04 September 2019

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