Flights Melbourne to Cairns

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Explore the small centre of Cairns, popping into Cairns Museum and admiring the work of local artists in the Regional Gallery. Families will enjoy spending an afternoon by the safe waters of Cairns artificial lagoon before cooking up a real Aussie dinner on one of the many barbecues dotted around the Promenade. Cairns has plenty of adventures to enjoy:

  • Take hiking trails in the World Heritage Rain Forest
  • Learn about native animals in the Wildlife Dome
  • Enjoy an eco-safari or Food Trail Tour
  • Shop for pearls in the city centre
  • Take day or longer cruises to explore the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns has a well-deserved reputation for adventure. It is Australia's bungy jumping capital while mountain bike tours and whale watching are a little more sedate. Many people learn to dive and sail off the coastline of Cairns or if you'd rather, those with a head for heights can take part in skydiving, hang-gliding or a more leisurely balloon trip. Although there are plenty of organised coach or safari jeep tours available, when you rent a car in Cairns you have instant freedom to head where you want. For the best offers book your rental car and Melbourne to Cairns flights at the same time and pick up your vehicle at the airport when you land.

You'll find a wide range of hotels in Cairns to suit every party type and budget. As the city is considered the backpacking hotspot of Australia there are plenty of budget hostels in all areas, some of which are tied into specific holiday activities. Whether you want a cheap hostel or something a little more exclusive near the waterside browse our website for good value accommodation and your Melbourne to Cairns flights.

Lowest round trip fares found for Melbourne to Cairns flights

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Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $181 Return 19 February 28 February
Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $185 Return 18 February 28 February
Melbourne - Cairns JetStar Airways $235 Return 23 February 26 February

Recent flight searches Melbourne - Cairns

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Melbourne - Cairns JetStar Airways $160 One-way 13 December Today 12:32
Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $272 Return 21 to 31 January Today 12:00
Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $260 One-way 23 December Today 09:43
Melbourne - Cairns JetStar Airways $288 Return 17 to 19 December Today 09:33
Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $146 One-way 11 December Today 09:21

With great offers on cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns why not spend a few days in North Queensland and enjoy the natural splendours of the Great Barrier Reef? Along with its excellent shopping and vibrant nightlife, Cairns is developing its eco-tourism along with offering visitors an exciting range of adventure activities.

Weather forecast for Cairns
  • Wednesday 7
    Min 23 °C
    Max 34 °C
  • Thursday 8
    Min 22 °C
    Max 33 °C
  • Friday 9
    Min 24 °C
    Max 33 °C
  • Saturday 10
    Min 24 °C
    Max 33 °C
  • Sunday 11
    Min 24 °C
    Max 29 °C
Climate in Cairns
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    Rain (mm)
    Days of rain
  • January
    27 °C
    321.00
    19
  • February
    27 °C
    435.00
    19
  • March
    26 °C
    362.00
    18
  • April
    25 °C
    207.00
    19
  • May
    24 °C
    82.00
    16
  • June
    22 °C
    39.00
    12
  • July
    21 °C
    38.00
    11
  • August
    21 °C
    30.00
    10
  • September
    23 °C
    27.00
    9
  • October
    25 °C
    45.00
    10
  • November
    26 °C
    95.00
    13
  • December
    27 °C
    185.00
    16