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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Gladstone (GLT)

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Visiting from Cairns to Gladstone

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Cairns to Gladstone travel information

A jewel on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is the perfect place to begin exploring this magical region. Whether you enjoy island hopping to spot turtles and tropical fish, go snorkelling in pristine waters, surf Queensland’s most northern surf break or head inland to explore Kroombit National Park, Gladstone will delight you at every corner. 

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Cairns to Gladstone flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Gladstone is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

When to visit

Best time to visit Gladstone

If you plan to spend your holiday on and in the water, Gladstone offers a many ways to dive right in. The best time to visit is during turtle season, which occurs from November till March. The average temperatures from January to March is 23 to 31 degrees. The perfect time for snorkelling or surfing Queensland’s most northern surf break. Winter is from May to August with an average temperature below 24 degrees.

Arriving in Gladstone

When your flight arrives at Gladstone you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Gladstone AirportOpens external site in a new window ready to get your break off to a great start. 

Getting into Gladstone from Gladstone Airport

Gladstone Airport is located seven kilometres from the CBD, approximately ten minutes’ drive by car. Taxis, hire cars, rideshare are all available at the terminal and the public Buslink 502 service departs outside the departures area.

Getting around Gladstone

Blue and White Taxis and Buslink buses operate in and around Gladstone. The Southern Great Barrier Reef can be reached by charter boat, or by booking a tour or scenic flight. The best way to explore the Discovery Coast is by hire car, but coach and train services also connect Gladstone to Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.

Departure information

Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called?

Cairns Airport. Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns AirportOpens external site in a new window (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated a baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage for your trip, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

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If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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