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.

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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.

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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
  • Tuesday 22
    Min 21 °C
    Max 29 °C
  • Wednesday 23
    Min 20 °C
    Max 29 °C
  • Thursday 24
    Min 26 °C
    Max 30 °C
  • Friday 25
    Min 20 °C
    Max 27 °C
  • Saturday 26
    Min 19 °C
    Max 24 °C
Climate in Cairns
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    27 °C
  • February
    27 °C
  • March
    26 °C
  • April
    25 °C
  • May
    24 °C
  • June
    22 °C
  • July
    21 °C
  • August
    21 °C
  • September
    23 °C
  • October
    25 °C
  • November
    26 °C
  • December
    27 °C