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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to South Island

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to CHC flight in 2021: compare Cairns to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Island.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to South Island?

Flights from Cairns to South Island lean towards being more expensive in January. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cairns to South Island in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $497.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to South Island (CNS - zzEDG)?

When flying from Cairns to South Island, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cairns</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Island</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to South Island

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cairns to South Island?

Most people fly from Cairns (CNS) if they book a flight from Cairns to South Island. Cairns is conveniently located just 4.4 km from Cairns’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Cairns to South Island have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cairns to South Island that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

How popular is this Cairns to South Island flight route?

This flight path from Cairns to South Island was viewed by 324 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Island from Cairns?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cairns to South Island

Most visitors from Cairns can enter South Island without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Island.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

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Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Do I need a test to fly back to Cairns from South Island?

Returning to Cairns from South Island

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Alternative routes for Cairns to South Island

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Destination points for flights from Cairns to South Island

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Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.04
Average temperature for September in South Island
13.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in South Island
208.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing

Kaikoura (KBZ)
Takaka (KTF)
Christchurch (CHC)
Timaru (TIU)
Dunedin (DUD)

Top 4 airlines flying from Cairns to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns to South Island choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
$358 $653 No cancel fee 75%
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Jetstar
$458 $685 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$520 $757 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$543 $765 No cancel fee 74%
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