General Information


Cairns is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.


June/July is winter time in Australia, however Cairns enjoys very comfortable weather conditions – generally sunny and dry, a haven from the colder climates to the south! Average temperatures range between 18 and 26 degrees Celsius. Casual clothing is recommended, although a light jacket may come in handy on cooler nights.

Travel Information

Cairns Airport to Conference Venue (City):

The award winning Cairns Convention Centre is only ten minutes from the Cairns International Airport which is Australia’s gateway to the Asia Pacific.


Taxis can be hailed or booked in advance by telephone (131 008). They are reasonably priced – approximate cost from the airport to Cairns City Centre is AUD$14.00 one way and readily available at the airport, railway stations, coach terminals and central points within the City. The Cairns Convention Centre also has a “taxi direct” telephone.

Car Rental

Major car rental companies are at the airport with many other organisations having offices in Cairns. Excellent limousine fleets service Tropical North Queensland with everything thing from transfers to sightseeing tours.

Car Rental

Car Rental Buddy
Tel: 61 (0) 2 8310 4761

Charter Coach Companies

Downunder Tours
Tel: 61 (0) 7 4035 5566

Tropic Wings
Tel: 61 (0) 74035 3555


Bus transfers are available from Cairns Airport and Cairns has a public bus system that services the city, suburbs and beaches.

Cairns Airport Transfer Services Bus shuttle regularly pick up and set down travellers at most hotels and accommodation establishments. In addition to a public airport shuttle service, many hotels and motels have private transfer buses.

Australia Coach operates an airport shuttle service to the city (AUD$4.50 one way and between the domestic and international terminals (AUD$1 each). It picks up immediately in front of the arrival halls at both terminals.

Air Travel

Flying to Cairns is easy and there are many international and domestic flights coming in and out. These include the following:

International Carriers

Domestic Carriers