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Avg temperature for this monthCairns29 °CSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inCairns207.5 mmSource: World Weather Online
Which airlines fly toCairnsEtihad Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia
Deals on flights toCairns114
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Number of partners with deals toCairns2

Cheap flights to Cairns are in high demand by international visitors. This region is the fourth-most popular destination for tourists after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It’s small wonder. Cairns is the gateway to a host of natural wonders that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet.

The city itself is pleasant, a noted backpacker hang-out, with lots of hotels and a throng of tour and package outlets. The climate sets the pace of life here. November to April is the wet season (think high temperatures and high humidity, rain and cyclones, but glorious, overflowing waterfalls and lush greenness). May to October is the dry season when temps are milder (in the high 20s) and that is when most visitors arrive on flights to Cairns.

The local star attraction is the esplanade, which includes a swimming lagoon and barbecue areas. There are weekly markets and regular live entertainment in Fogarty Park. Cairns Botanical Gardens and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures are worth a look too.

Lots of visitors will use the city as a base while they take day tours and enjoy extreme sports (such as white-water rafting, bungee jumping, sky diving). Cairns is also the launch pad for dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef. The Daintree Rainforest to the north features some plants that date from when dinosaurs roamed the land.

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 How much do things cost in Cairns?

  • One-way ticket (local transport): AU$4.40
  • Taxi - fixed fee: AU$4.05
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): AU$4.20
  • Cappuccino: AU$4.00
  • 3 course meal for 2: AU$80.00
  • Cinema ticket: AU$20.00
  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): AU$5.50
  • Cheap meal: AU$21.29
  • 1 bedroom apartment in city centre: AU$1175.62
  • Large bottle of water: AU$3.12
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