Saturday, January 23, 2021






The Queensland border is open to all states and territories, except NSW.

Unfortunately, Greater Sydney was declared a coronavirus hotspot from 1:00am Monday 21st December and  Queensland's borders were closed to all residents of Sydney from that time.

Queenslanders arriving home after 1:00am on Tuesday must get tested and go into mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

People who have been to other parts of NSW must apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.

A more contagious strain of Covid -19 has been diagnosed in Brisbane. Authorities have taken steps to ensure the spread of this new variety is minimized.
On Friday 8th the National Cabinet met with the  Prime Minister and passed a new ruling regarding wearing masks. See Covid-19 Safe notes below for Exemplar ramifications.

Full details may be found here:

All airlinies have increased flights into Cairns with an average of 280 flights a week and, pleasingly, Qantas is now offering direct flights from Canberra.

Full details of flights to and from Cairns, and related Exemplar services, are here: COVID/Flights and Transfers.

Exemplar remains open for business. We are committed to assisting you in every way possible, including the taking of special measures to ensure you are Covid-safe.



Given the current exceptional circumstances, you may be reluctant to initiate travel arrangements.

Be assured that any booking that is cancelled outside 24 hours of intended time of travel will receive a 100% refund.







We are fully compliant and have recently received formal certification from the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC). 

As a consequence of the discovery of the new virus strain it is now mandatory that:

•    All passengers and staff on domestic flights must wear a mask.
•    Persons in the terminal must wear a mask.

Also, as of Saturday 9th Jan, Exemplar management has made it also mandatory for all drivers to wear masks in our vehicles and when in close contact with passengers.

Social distancing and regular, thorough cleaning underpin our operations continues. Exemplar's procedures are here.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (coughing, fever, headache, breathing difficulties etc.), please postpone your trip.




The COVID Ready Badge identifies Exemplar as a COVID-ready business and reflects that Exemplar is currently operating in line with the NCCC COVID-safe guidelines and the Queensland Government guidelines.


The Tourism Trade Checklist Badge identifies Exemplar as complying with Australia's trusted Tourism-Trade Business Checklist.





Since the beginning of the crisis, we have been adapting our schedule to maximise our services during the travel windows.

Our timetable is updated whenever the airlines change their schedule.

We offer more services than any other provider.

The full details of flights to and from Cairns, and our services, are here: COVID/Flights and Transfers.





Office Hours have been expanded to 0900-1500 seven days. Available on regular phone number (07) 4213 3333 and

Duty Manager:  available outside these 'office hours' for urgent/emergency matters on 0409 759 375.

Making Bookings. Our New Booking pages (one Public and one Agent) remain open. 

Questions.   Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Updates We will keep you posted via this site, as well as with emailed updates to our corporate partners. Breaking news will continue to be shown on the 'Hot News Ticker' inside our corporate portal. (Please contact office if you have lost/forgotten your username/password.)










Seat in Coach    (/passenger)

Airport - Port Douglas             $46.00

Cairns - Port Douglas             $48.00

Airport - Palm Cove                $25.40

Cairns - Palm Cove                $27.50

Port Douglas - Palm Cove      $31.60


Standard Limousine (/vehicle)

Airport - Port Douglas             $238.50

Airport - Palm Cove                 $111.50

Airport - Cairns City                  $80.50 
Port Douglas - Palm Cove      $164.50


(One way, GST incl)   See all prices ...








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