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.

Melbourne to Cairns cheap flights

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

Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $67 Return 03 to 24 March 13 days ago
Melbourne - Cairns Virgin Australia $74 Return 16 to 22 January Yesterday
Melbourne - Cairns Tigerair Australia $74 Return 14 to 28 January 4 days ago

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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 23
    Min 16 °C
    Max 21 °C
  • Wednesday 24
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    Max 22 °C
  • Thursday 25
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  • Friday 26
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  • Saturday 27
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Climate in Cairns
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