To get back and forth from the airport be sure to see if you hotel offers a free shuttle back and forth. You'll want to take advantage of it if they do. Cairns Airport Arrival Transfer
will transfer you to most hotels in downtown Cairn for a reasonable fee in a Minibus but it’s worth prebooking this option. You can do this online. You can also take a taxi or limo (pre-reservation a good idea) will also get you back and forth from the airport.
There are car rentals available with convenient pick up and drop off at the the airport. See the agencies listed below.
Cairns International Airport
Cnr Grafton & Hartley Streets
61 7 40523888
Car Rental Agencies