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Departure Fri, 10 Jan Return Sun, 12 Jan
MEL Melbourne
CNS Cairns
return from $318
Departure Sat, 11 Jan Return Mon, 13 Jan
SYD Sydney
CNS Cairns
return from $248
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BNE Brisbane
CNS Cairns
return from $155
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PER Perth
CNS Cairns
return from $323
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Melbourne - Cairns
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Sydney - Cairns
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Brisbane - Cairns
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Adelaide - Cairns
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Darwin - Cairns
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Cairns vacation

Cairns sights and attractions

Cairns is strategically located on the East Coast of Australia and is a popular tourist destination due of its lovely tropical climate. The city offers visitors a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef—the world's most beautiful and expansive coral reef. You'll find a myriad of hotels, souvenir shops and restaurants here, plus plenty of outdoor activities for people of all age groups. So, if you love paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving or white-water rafting, you're bound to be enraptured by stunning Cairns. Book your air tickets to Cairns and get ready for an adventure-packed holiday.

Things to do in Cairns

Since Cairns is a tourist destination there are hundreds of guided tours and excursions on offer. The city has a fascinating mix of historic sites, waterfront parks and rainforests, but what draws scores of people each year is the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. You don't have to be a good swimmer or diver to explore the hidden treasures of the ocean. Simply take a tour of the reef in a glass bottom boat. That being said, the reef isn't the only attraction here.

Book your air tickets to Cairns and discover a world you never knew existed:

  • Stroll along the Esplanade Boardwalk, known for its great cafes, excellent views and exercise stations
  • Take a walk through the beautiful tropical gardens at the Cairns Botanic Garden
  • Spend the morning looking at the exhibits on display at the Cairns Historical Society Museum
  • Enjoy the day snorkelling or diving at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go on a rafting excursion on the Tully River
  • Take a day trip from the city to the Barron Gorge National Park
  • Take a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that starts at Caravonica Terminal—only a short 15-minute drive away from the city
  • Explore the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for a truly unique cultural experience
  • Take a trip to Crystal Cascades to see the amazing waterfalls and swim in croc-free swimming holes
  • Spend the day at the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum and check out their extravagant display of armoured vehicles
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Airports in Cairns

Cairns Airport is the only airport that serves people flying to and from the city. It has direct flights to several international destinations and also handles helicopter operators. The airport has 2 terminals. Terminal 1 handles all international air traffic while Terminal 2 handles all domestic flights.

  • Cairns Airport

    Top Carriers

    Longing to book your air tickets to Cairns? Here are the top carriers to this airport: JetStar Airways, Air New Zealand and air niugini.

    Location

    This airport is located at a distance of 7 km from the Cairns city centre.

    Transportation

    If you travel to Sheridan Street via the Translink public network system, use the Airport Connect bus to reach the airport. If not, use a shuttle bus service for pick up and drop at the airport. Taxis are the most convenient and offer door-to-door transport services throughout the city's taxi district. You could even rent a car to get around the city. You'll find car rental offices located near the northern end of the domestic terminal and at the arrivals hall in the international terminal.

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