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Public hols in Cairns?

Newcastle, Australia
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Public hols in Cairns?

Myself,hubby and teen daughter already booked in for xmas hols and new year.s at 181 The esplande from 28th Dec to jan 4th. So was just wondering whether GBR tours and other tourist attractions still operate as usual during the public holidays? Eg,boxing day,new years,etc...Because we would like to do as much as possible in the time we are there..

Also should we hire car from airport or hire from town and how far car hire offices from our hotel?

Thank you for any replies...

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1. Re: Public hols in Cairns?

I do not think any disruptions. Christmas has reduced services but I feel that is about the only day. I would double check with the operators though.

Rental, plenty of places downtown. You are a bit of a walk from town centre. It will be warm that time of year so the walk may feel longer than it is so having a car the whole time maybe very useful. Otherwise the Sugarland car rental will be closest. It is located on Sheridan Street (the main highway). From reviews it appears many customers pay more due to insurance then they expected so keep in mind if selecting this service.

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2. Re: Public hols in Cairns?

The last time I was there the only day they didn't operate was Christmas Day. I did a reef trip on Boxing Day and it was business as usual.

3. Re: Public hols in Cairns?

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