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Cheap flights from New Zealand to Cairns from $244

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 2/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel.
AKL — CNS
22 Jul — 29 Jul1
1 adult
Mon 22/7
Mon 29/7

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from New Zealand to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Virgin Australia for the route between New Zealand and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Check out some of the cheapest Virgin Australia flights we've come across from New Zealand to Cairns. Make sure to double check the flight details before booking.
Fri 27/914:25ZQN - CNS
1 stop27h 30mVirgin Australia
Sun 29/912:10CNS - ZQN
1 stop23h 20mVirgin Australia
Deal found 16/7$831
Mon 2/1215:05ZQN - CNS
1 stop21h 45mVirgin Australia
Sat 7/1214:45CNS - ZQN
1 stop20h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 16/7$897
Mon 2/1214:00ZQN - CNS
2 stops22h 50mVirgin Australia
Sat 7/1215:45CNS - ZQN
1 stop19h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 16/7$913
Mon 2/1214:00ZQN - CNS
1 stop21h 35mVirgin Australia
Sat 7/1215:45CNS - ZQN
1 stop19h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 17/7$915
Fri 27/918:00ZQN - CNS
2 stops23h 55mVirgin Australia
Sun 29/913:50CNS - ZQN
2 stops21h 40mVirgin Australia
Deal found 16/7$1,053
Fri 29/1115:05ZQN - CNS
2 stops20h 30mVirgin Australia
Sun 1/1211:45CNS - ZQN
1 stop22h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 17/7$1,195

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from New Zealand to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qantas Airways for the route between New Zealand and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available Qantas Airways flights departing from New Zealand and landing in Cairns. Deals are refreshing constantly so come back soon for more options.
Tue 13/806:15AKL - CNS
1 stop17h 05mQantas Airways
Fri 23/806:00CNS - AKL
1 stop15h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$687
Fri 16/816:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 25mQantas Airways
Fri 23/806:50CNS - CHC
1 stop15h 05mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$710
Tue 6/806:15AKL - CNS
1 stop7h 50mQantas Airways
Tue 27/812:45CNS - AKL
2 stops16h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$1,106
Mon 26/810:30AKL - CNS
2 stops13h 25mQantas Airways
Mon 2/907:00CNS - AKL
1 stop9h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$1,240
Sat 28/915:30AKL - CNS
1 stop9h 05mQantas Airways
Sat 5/1006:00CNS - AKL
2 stops12h 15mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$1,345
Sat 28/915:30AKL - CNS
1 stop9h 05mQantas Airways
Sat 5/1006:00CNS - AKL
2 stops12h 15mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,353
Sat 31/806:15AKL - CNS
2 stops11h 35mQantas Airways
Sat 31/819:05CNS - AKL
2 stops21h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,424
Fri 30/812:30ZQN - CNS
2 stops12h 05mQantas Airways
Thu 5/906:35CNS - ZQN
1 stop10h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,800

Cheap New Zealand to Cairns flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from New Zealand to Cairns specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Prices were last updated on 17 July 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Cairns in 2024 at this time. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Mon 26/808:10AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Mon 2/906:00CNS - AKL
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/7$652
Fri 16/816:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 25mQantas Airways
Fri 23/806:50CNS - CHC
1 stop15h 05mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$710
Thu 15/818:00ZQN - CNS
2 stops31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 22/807:00CNS - ZQN
1 stop10h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$739
Tue 6/807:00AKL - CNS
1 stop12h 40mJetstar
Tue 20/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$747
Thu 15/818:00ZQN - CNS
1 stop20h 15mMultiple Airlines
Thu 22/807:00CNS - ZQN
1 stop10h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$766
Tue 6/807:00AKL - CNS
1 stop12h 40mJetstar
Tue 27/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$784
Fri 16/806:15CHC - CNS
2 stops17h 05mJetstar
Fri 23/818:55CNS - CHC
2 stops27h 10mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$812
Fri 16/806:15CHC - CNS
2 stops28h 10mJetstar
Fri 23/807:00CNS - CHC
1 stop15h 05mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$851
Tue 6/807:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 20/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7$924

New Zealand to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between New Zealand and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Cairns in 2024 at this time. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Mon 26/808:10AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Mon 2/906:00CNS - AKL
1 stop16h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/7$652
Fri 16/816:50CHC - CNS
1 stop18h 25mQantas Airways
Fri 23/806:50CNS - CHC
1 stop15h 05mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$710
Thu 15/818:00ZQN - CNS
2 stops31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 22/807:00CNS - ZQN
1 stop10h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$739
Tue 6/807:00AKL - CNS
1 stop12h 40mJetstar
Tue 20/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$747
Thu 15/818:00ZQN - CNS
1 stop20h 15mMultiple Airlines
Thu 22/807:00CNS - ZQN
1 stop10h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$766
Mon 14/1006:35WLG - CNS
2 stops31h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 27/1009:00CNS - WLG
2 stops19h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7$768
Tue 6/807:00AKL - CNS
1 stop12h 40mJetstar
Tue 27/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$784
Tue 15/1014:05AKL - CNS
1 stop10h 15mJetstar
Sat 19/1017:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$802
Tue 15/1014:05AKL - CNS
1 stop10h 15mJetstar
Sat 19/1009:45CNS - AKL
2 stops18h 50mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$811

Direct flights to Cairns from New Zealand

Discover direct flight options from New Zealand to Cairns. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Take a look at some of the direct flights travelling from New Zealand to Cairns in the near future. Users can also choose from other New Zealand to Cairns flights by using the search form above.
Tue 15/1007:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Sat 19/1010:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/7$892
Mon 26/808:10AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Mon 2/913:00CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/7$950
Tue 6/807:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Tue 27/811:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/7$1,130
Sat 28/907:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Sat 5/1010:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 17/7$1,489

One-way flights to Cairns from New Zealand

Search for one-way flight options from New Zealand to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from New Zealand to Cairns can choose from these deals. Users can also find round-trip New Zealand to Cairns flights by using the search form above.
Fri 2/822:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$244
Fri 26/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$263
Sun 28/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$267
Fri 16/822:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 15/7$272
Mon 29/707:00AKL - CNS
1 stop12h 40mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$275
Fri 4/1023:30AKL - CNS
1 stop24h 50mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$295
Tue 30/707:00AKL - CNS
1 stop28h 10mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$298
Sat 17/813:05AKL - CNS
1 stop9h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$309
Sat 27/713:05AKL - CNS
1 stop21h 20mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$310

Find flights from New Zealand to Cairns within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from New Zealand to Cairns that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.

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Any airport

Budget

$683 - $831

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Tue 10/9

1 stop28h 10m

Cairns

Tue 24/9

1 stop13h 05m

$683

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Tue 13/8

1 stop17h 05m

Cairns

Fri 23/8

1 stop15h 25m

$687

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Fri 30/8

1 stop11h 55m

Cairns

Mon 9/9

Nonstop4h 40m

$698

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Sat 31/8

1 stop14h 00m

Cairns

Mon 9/9

1 stop8h 50m

$704

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Mon 2/9

1 stop9h 30m

Cairns

Mon 2/9

1 stop17h 15m

$707

ChristchurchCairns

CHC - CNS

CHCCNS

Christchurch

Fri 16/8

1 stop18h 25m

Cairns

Fri 23/8

1 stop15h 05m

$710

Queenstown IntlCairns

ZQN - CNS

ZQNCNS

Queenstown Intl

Fri 30/8

2 stops11h 15m

Cairns

Thu 5/9

2 stops25h 50m

$731

ChristchurchCairns

CHC - CNS

CHCCNS

Christchurch

Sun 25/8

1 stop16h 50m

Cairns

Tue 3/9

2 stops23h 25m

$736

Queenstown IntlCairns

ZQN - CNS

ZQNCNS

Queenstown Intl

Fri 27/9

1 stop27h 30m

Cairns

Sun 29/9

1 stop23h 20m

$831

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 16/7

Best time to book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Cairns from New Zealand with our price prediction graph.
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Travel insights for flights from New Zealand to Cairns

Get recent, data-driven insights about flights from New Zealand to Cairns including ideal travel times, pricing trends, and more.

What is the cheapest month to book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

Currently, April is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns (average of $505). Flying from New Zealand to Cairns in December is currently the most expensive (average of $797). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from NZ to CNS?

Find hourly flight availability from New Zealand to Cairns. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated 17 July 2024.

It’s optimal to fly from New Zealand to Cairns at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 27% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average rainfall totals by month.

In terms of precipitation, rainfall in Cairns ranges from 20.0 - 430.0 inches per month. March is typically the wettest month, when rainfall can reach 430.0 mm. July is typically the driest time to visit Cairns when rainfall is around 20.0 mm.

Temperature in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature totals by month.

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Cairns, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 27.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 21.0 C).

Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated 17 July 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways and Jetstar from New Zealand to Cairns have to say. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
566 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.3
Very Good
566 reviews
8.3
Very Good
566 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.1
Very Good
3,773 reviews
8.3
Very Good
566 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.0
Very Good
190 reviews
8.3
Very Good
566 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

7.7
Good
561 reviews
8.3
Very Good
566 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

7.6
Good
913 reviews
8.3
Very Good
566 reviews

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.6

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from New Zealand to Cairns. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns from New Zealand?

    Cairns (CNS) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns. It is only a 4.4 km journey from Cairns (CNS) to Cairns’s city centre.

  • Can I find flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $700 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $683, but on average you can expect to pay $744.

  • Are there direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $900 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns under $900. A good price for a direct flight from New Zealand to Cairns is less than $1,115.

  • How popular is this New Zealand to Cairns flight route?

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New Zealand to Cairns one-way?

    One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $244 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $316 and Air New Zealand from $346 one-way.

  • What are the most popular routes from New Zealand to Cairns?

  • What are the most reliable airlines from New Zealand to Cairns?

    The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from New Zealand to Cairns are Air New Zealand (80%), Singapore Airlines (80%) and Air China (80%).

  • What does AKL to CNS mean?

    This is defined as Auckland Intl Airport (AKL) and Cairns Airport (CNS). Codes like Cairns Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Christchurch Airport (CHC), Wellington Airport (WLG), Queenstown Intl Airport (ZQN), Dunedin Airport (DUD), Nelson Airport (NSN).

  • Can I find deals for flights from New Zealand to Cairns that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your New Zealand to Cairns flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from New Zealand to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter New Zealand to Cairns flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from New Zealand to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on New Zealand to Cairns flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from New Zealand to Cairns by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from New Zealand to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on New Zealand to Cairns flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the New Zealand to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The New Zealand to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 17/7.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

    Currently, April is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns (average of $505). Flying from New Zealand to Cairns in December is currently the most expensive (average of $797). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 3 airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns

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Air New ZealandCheapest$435Average$989FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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JetstarCheapest$565Average$700FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$804Average$900FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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