Cairns is the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.
Cairns boasts the best of Australia’s tropics – with islands, rainforest and reef on its doorstep. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef extends over 1,500 kilometres, and is home to the greatest variety of flora and fauna species found in any one location in the world.

Timezone: GMT +10
Weather: The weather in Cairns in March is warm with an average temperature of 31 degrees celcius.

Key Facts

Getting there:

Cairns Airport is one of Australia’s leading regional airports, providing air links to a range of domestic and international locations. It is the gateway to World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Rainforests of North Queensland and is just 7 kilometres from the Cairns CBD.

Taxi: Taxi fares vary based on distance, location and time of travel. For more information about taxis, phone 131 008 or visit

Shuttle Bus: Sun Palm Transport Group operates the only accredited airport shuttle, directly servicing all accommodation providers in the city centre, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. They also operate the Airport Connect service which links both Terminals to the Translink public transport network. Click here for more information on promotions, timetables, door to door services and online bookings or phone +61 7 4099 1191. 

Hotel Transfers: Many accommodation providers in the region operate their own courtesy coach service to and from the airport. Contact them directly for more information.

Uber: Uber has launched in Cairns! Click here to read more. 

Local Food: Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor.  Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying.  At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer.  These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.