We are staying at the Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas in mid April. Our flight to Ayer's Rock leaves at 7:30AM (UGH!). According to Googlemaps, it will take 65 minutes to drive from the hotel to the Cairns airport. How accurate is this? Every extra minute sleeping would be good :-)
Also how early should we arrive for checkin? We will have a bag to check (plus 1 carryon) each. We will have a rental car to return as well so we need to ensure we have enough time for that too. Not even sure how early the car rental office opens!
We are also flying from Sydney to Cairns and from Ayer's Rock back to Sydney. How early should we arrive for those domestic flights? No rental car in Sydney, but will have one in Ayer's.
Lastly, our final leg is the international flight - Sydney back to the US. How early should we arrive for that flight?
We aren't as concerned about early arrivals for any of these flights since they aren't so early in the morning.
At my local airport in the US, we are typically required to be at the airport 1 hour for domestic flights and 2 for international. I don't know what the recommended times are for Australia.
Thanks in advance for your advice.