Flights to Cairns

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When you travel to Cairns, natural wonders will be on your doorstep. Staying at hotels in Cairns, you can book boat tours to the Great Barrier Reef. Boats depart every day from the harbour and feature diving instructors, full on-board catering and snorkelling equipment. If you have ever wanted to see the beautiful corals and dazzling fish of the Reef, there's no better place to stay than Cairns. However, cheap flights to Cairns aren't just for marine life fans. You could also:

  • See impressive Japanese artworks at the city's Samurai Gallery
  • Splash around at water parks like Muddy's Playground
  • See the incredible plantlife at the Cairns Botanical Gardens
  • Take helicopter rides over the reef and the coast
Another great local attraction when you take cheap flights to Cairns are the rainforests of northern Queensland. Nowhere else in Australia has such huge tracts of pristine forest, which is home to exotic species like southern cassowaries, musky rat kangaroos and tree kangaroos. You can get up close and personal with many of the region's charismatic animals at Daintree Forest, where expert guides will show you the best wildlife spotting locations. It all adds up to a fantastic tourist destination for anyone with a passion for nature.

Cheap flights to Cairns

However, flights to Cairns are also ideal for anyone who wants a traditional beach holiday. Not far from town, visitors can relax on Trinity Beach, or dine at open air restaurants on the city's Esplanade. When you rent a car in Cairns, you can also get to more distant coastal attractions like Magnetic Island near Townsville or Airlie Beach - the best place to start a boat tour of the Whitsunday Islands. From Machan's Beach to Palm Cove, Cairns is a tropical paradise for holidaymakers, so book your flights today.

Flights to Cairns - Best prices

Brisbane (BNE) - Cairns Tigerair Australia $42 Return 14 to 17 March 2 days ago
Melbourne (MEL) - Cairns Tigerair Australia $44 Return 04 to 10 March Yesterday
Sydney - Cairns JetStar Airways $56 One-way 22 February 3 days ago

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Cairns is famous as the gateway to the rainforests of the York Peninsula and one of the jumping off points for Great Barrier Reef tours. It's also a great holiday destination in its own right, with thousands be sun-seekers arriving every week. If you like the sound of year-round heat and sunshine, book flights to Cairns today and find out about the delights of northern Queensland.

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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  • January
    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