Planning Your Visit
Cairns's public transport system is a combination of rail, bus and ferry services operated by the state government. It offers access to all the popular tourist spots and more, and visitors can get around quickly, easily and cheaply and safely, partcularly between the hours of 9am and 5pm, when lower fares apply.
Getting There Getting Around
This website has been designed to make it easy to plan where to go and what to do. However, if you have limited time or prefer to follow set itineraries, we have created a number of half day and full day suggestions. They are laid out on the website in a way that allows you to see at a glance the activities and destinations that are available with each itinerary.
Though Australia is a big country and it takes time to travel from one destination to another, with a little careful planning and some local knowledge, it is easy to fit other destinations into your visit with minimal demands on your budget and time. Our Beyond Cairns section examines some of the more popular destinations, with day trips or longer, and utilising a variety of modes of transport.
Beyond CairnsMany visitors do not realise that there are hundreds of interesting destinations in other parts of Australia that are easy to reach and relatively inexpensive to travel to from Cairns. For example, by planning wisely and travelling overnight, some destinations can end up costing nothing to visit because you pay for your travel with the money you saved on that night's accommodation.
Though Australia is a big country and it takes time to travel from one destination to another, with a little careful planning and some local knowledge, it is easy to fit other worthwhile destinations beyond Cairns into your itinerary with little or no extra demands on your budget or time. Alternatively, if you live in Cairns, we look at what each state of Australia has to offer as a holiday destination.
Top Destinations Beyond Cairns