Horn Island is a small fishing town of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago in the Torres Strait, in Queensland. It’s a great starting point to visit Thursday Island and experience the local culture, unspoilt beaches, fresh seafood and laid-back lifestyle. On your stay, be sure to visit the Torres Strait Heritage Museum and Art Gallery to see the displays on the pearl diving era, Indigenous history and artefacts - and if you’re after a spot of fishing, Horn Island Wharf is the place to be and is popular with local fishermen.View our Horn Island travel guide
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Horn Island (HID)
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Visiting from Cairns to Horn Island
Cairns to Horn Island flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Horn Island is 1 hours and 50 minutes.
How many flights go to Horn Island from Cairns on a daily basis?
On average, there are 2 flights per day from Cairns to Horn Island.
When to visit
The Torres Strait has two seasons: wet and dry. To avoid stinging jellyfish and the rain, it’s best to visit Horn Island during the dry season, from May to September.
What is the main airport called?
Horn Island Airport (HID).Opens external site in a new window Queensland, Australia is the gateway to the Torres Strait and the Northern Peninsula area.
Arriving at Horn Island Airport
Once you collect your bags from the bag carousel area, there are only a few transport options available to get you to town.
Getting into Horn Island from Horn Island Airport
QantasLink flights are met by bus transfers to and from the Horn Island wharf to connect travellers with their ferry transfers to and from Thursday Island.
Getting around Horn Island
Charter a water taxi or services like Peddells Thursday Island Tours to see the best of Horn Island and the Torres Strait Island group. Another popular way to explore the island is to hike up the hillside to see the forts used during WWII and soak in the stunning 360-deggree oceans views.
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What is the main airport called?
Cairns Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (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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* 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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