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Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls

Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls
10 hours
USD 149.54
Tour through Pioneering Australian History with the award winning Herberton Historical Village. Visit Kuranda lookout, Barron Falls and the local Bridges café. Take a guided tour of the Historical pioneer village of Herberton, followed by an old fashioned cooked lunch. After lunch feel free ride on the Tinlander train, follow the scenic Crater Valley and Herberton Ranges along the Hwy to Mt Hypipamee. Discover hidden truths of the rich Indiginous heritage, historical timber, railway, mining, war and dairy industries of the early pioneers. Enjoy the sunset as you wind your way gently down through the steaming rainforests of the scenic Gillies or Kuranda ranges towards Cairns.

Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
8 hours 30 minutes
USD 114.26
Make the most of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour by fast boat, with five hours to enjoy two premium spots on the reef with snorkeling included. Have the option to scuba dive and take a helicopter flight in order to experience the reef from all angles. A delicious barbecue lunch keeps you energized for your adventure. Expert guides welcome both newcomers and experienced marine enthusiasts to enjoy a day on one of the most famous reefs in the world.

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Cairns Airport (CNS) Information

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Cairns International Airport

Where is Cairns Airport?  

Originally formed to serve gold miners, Cairns later developed into a railhead and major port for Australian exports of sugar cane, minerals and agricultural products.

Located 1,390 kilometres (860 miles) from Brisbane, and boasting a tropical climate, Cairns serves as a starting point for visitors to the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland.

Cairns International Airport (IATA: CNS, ICAO: YBCS), or simply Cairns Airport, is located in the suburb of Aeroglen, 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) north of the Cairns central business district, in Queensland, Australia.

In 2013, Cairns Airport served 4.1 million passengers.

Cairns Airport is a hub for Jetstar Airways and Skytrans Airlines. Other airlines that fly to Cairns Airport include Airfast Indonesia, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Airnorth, Alliance Airlines, Asia Pacific Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hinterland Aviation, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express Airlines, SilkAir, Tigerair, United Airlines and Virgin Australia.

Cities with flights to Cairns Airport include Adelaide, Alice Springs, Auckland, Brisbane, Darwin, Denpasar, Gold Coast, Gove, Guam, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Lizard Island, Melbourne, Mount Isa, Osaka, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Uluru.

Your best bet for a Cairns Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.

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 Other Items of Interest at Cairns Airport

Services at Cairns Airport include:

  • Duty free
  • Australian Made retail shop
  • Luggage storage - both terminals


The International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminal (T2) are connected by a covered walkway.

  • Arriving internationally, and catching a domestic flight? Follow the Blue line from T1 Arrivals to T2 Departures
  • Arriving domestically, and catching an international flight? Follow the Green line from T2 Arrivals to T1 Departures

Additional Cairns Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016