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best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

any help very much appreciated with this!

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1. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

Hi,

By best do you mean cheapest? If so:

a) Walk.

b) Hitch.

c) Share drive.

Cheers,

Cork, Ireland
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2. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

was thinking more along the public transport lines!

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3. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

train and bus i guess.

greyhound.com.au/Bookings/…

queenslandrail.com.au/RailServices/Travelnet…

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4. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

I've looked for active and populated share/drive boards for this stretch of travel & have tried Craigslist, Carpoolworld, PickupPal & Catchalift.

Is Gumtree the recommended board? It seems like it has the most traffic.

Looks like most ride requests and offers are closer to travel dates.

We're older, but interesting, happy & chatty travelers from San Francisco. Looking to get from Cairns to Airlie on September 5. Is it practical to think we could find a share?

Or conversely, if we bite the bullet and rent a car for the trip, how likely do you think it woudl be that we could find a rider?

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5. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

Catching the greyhound bus would be your best option from Cairns. You are best to wait until you arrive in Cairns & then visit the Hostels to see if anyone wants a lift or if you can organize a lift with others.

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6. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

try couchsurfing.com for lift offers. It's not something you're likely to be able to organise much in the future though.

I drive to Airlie about 4 times a year and sometimes stick a post on couchsurfing.com, but only ever about 3 or 4 days prior.

(I won't be going down again until at least January now though - sorry)

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7. Re: best way to get from cairns to airlie on a budget?

another vote for couchsurfing - it's a great site to organise lifts

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