Saturday, May 08, 2021









This afternoon the Queensland Health Minister, Dr Young, advised Premier Palaszczuk to lift the Brisbane-centric COVID restrictions that were imposed three weeks ago. 

Science has prevailed. The restrictions will end six hours earlier. Literally, we can all breath easier from 0600 tomorrow (15th) instead of midday.

"So that's wonderful news. That means you don't need to carry your masks." the Premier said.

However there are many exceptions. See below for travel-related requirements.

Notwithstanding the on/off/on/off nature of everone's travel plans, our region continues to pump,  There's still a large number of great deals for accommodation, tours and attractions on offer. The weather is magnificent. Please head on up to be warmly welcomed, and have a great holiday!

A caution of a couple of weeks ago remains current: 

  • There is very little hire car availability in the region for at least the next couple of weeks. Get in early, but it may already be too late.
  • Also, our transfer capacity is being gobbled up. If you need to book a transfer with us please do so sooner rather than later.




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.





The requirement to wear masks in Queensland has not been completely removed.

  • They must be worn in aircraft and airports, and
  • They are recommended for:
    • indoors
    • traveling on public transport, taxis, rideshare

Exemplar is fully compliant and we have formal certification from the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC). We are recommending that masks be worn while in our vehicles.

Our COVID protocols are here.



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 and we continue to add scheduled services.

We offer more services, and have longer operating hours, than any other provider.

Our TIMETABLE is here.



Office Hours have been expanded to 0900-1700 seven days, for at least the Easter/School Holiday period. Available on regular phone number (07) 4213 3333 and

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

Messages. Able to leave message on phone’s answering machine for attention at opening time.

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

Confirming Bookings. Available ‘live’ on this site. Go to Bookings  > Existing Bookings> enter Exemplar Booking Ref > Search

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 don’t have 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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