We would arrive very late on Friday night and don't want a very long drive from the airport or renting a car. Basically, looking for a nice hotel by the beach, possibly a trip to the GBR (is it going to be too cold in August?) and seeing some other local attractions.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Is Cairns the best place or should we look into other locations? Any hotel and activity recommendations?
Also, besides, Qantas, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airlines, do any other airlines fly Melbourne to Cairns?