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Flights to Great Barrier Reef in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$317Average for round-trip flights in November 2021
Round-trip from$151From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Great Barrier Reef
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Great Barrier Reef

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef in November, December 2021

The best prices found for CNS flights for November, December
29 Dec - 5 Jan
$188pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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26 Nov - 28 Nov
$198pp
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26 Nov - 28 Nov
$210pp
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Great Barrier Reef 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef found for this year
29 Dec - 5 Jan
$188pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Nov - 28 Nov
$198pp
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Virgin Australia
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
26 Nov - 28 Nov
$210pp
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Last minute flights to Great Barrier Reef

Late deals on return flights to Great Barrier Reef, departing today and this week
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$216pp
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6 Dec - 13 Dec
$220pp
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6 Dec - 17 Dec
$227pp
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Cheapest prices for Great Barrier Reef flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Great Barrier Reef found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$301
February
$262
March
$277
April
$282
May
$290
June
$338
July
$336
August
$314
September
$308
October
$303
November
$290
December
$283

When is the best time to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

Average Cairns flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - CNS
Price
$262 - $528
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Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Precipitation
27 - 436 mm
The best time to fly to Great Barrier Reef is during August, but great deals can be found at other times. January sees the temperatures in Great Barrier Reef peak to their warmest. February tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Great Barrier Reef?

The best time to book flights to Great Barrier Reef is 39 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Great Barrier Reef. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Great Barrier Reef?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Great Barrier Reef trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Great Barrier Reef airport, Hamilton Island?

Flight times from Sydney Airport to Hamilton Island will last about 2h 35m. If flying from Melbourne Airport, your flight times will vary quite a bit. The quickest one-stop flight departing from Melbourne takes 3h 10m. However, there are only a few nonstop flights from this airport. Most require one, two or three stops. If flying out of Brisbane Airport, the flight will take less than 2h. The shortest flight from Perth Airport is 9h 35m, while the quickest flight from Adelaide will take 5h 30m.

Where can you get direct flights to Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef airport from?

Direct Hamilton Island flight deals are possible from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne aboard Virginia Australia, Qantas, and Jetstar. There are no direct flights from Perth or Adelaide to Hamilton Island. However, Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Jetstar all offer one-stop flights. When flying out of Adelaide, the layover is in Brisbane from 40m to 3h 40m. The most convenient flights from Perth Airport require a layover in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. The layover might last from 50m to 2h 55m.

How do you get from Great Barrier Reef Airport to the city centre?

The Green Barrier Reef Airport is about a 5-minute drive from the centre of Hamilton Island. To get to the heart of town, there is a taxi service called the Resort Link. It operates all day and into the late-night hours. It provides transportation from the airport to hotels, resorts, the marina, and other tourist attractions around the island. If lodging at Reef View Hotel, Whitsunday Holiday Apartments or the Beach Club, you can enjoy complimentary transportation to and from the airport.

What are some things to do on Hamilton Island?

Surrounded by beaches, Hamilton Island is a great vacation spot for water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Outdoor activities like golfing, ATV riding, hiking, and sailing are also popular. Its largest beach, Catseye Beach, has lots of white sand and turquoise waters where tourists like to sunbathe or swim. You can also take a helicopter ride to get a look at the Heart Reef (corals in the shape of a heart). A few of the other well-known sights around the island include the WILDLIFE Park (with koala bears, kangaroos, and lizards), All Saints Church and the Big Chair. Hamilton Island is the busiest of the Whitsunday Islands off of the coastline of Australia.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Great Barrier Reef airport, Hamilton Island?

Hamilton Island is a small island in Australia. If flying here from a country other than Australia or New Zealand, a passport or visa is required. European tourists desiring a short visit can take advantage of its free eVisitor visa program. Applications should be made to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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