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Cairns holiday deals 2019

The Cairns holiday packages that can save you a mint.

Queensland's slice of tropical paradise, the north end of the state is riddled with rainforests, beaches and colourful offshore reefs.

Cairns acts as the main gateway to the natural wonders of the area, and these deals sure show why.

Cheap holiday packages, flights, hotels and activities await.

Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia-wide flights with Jetstar from $39

Available on select routes until April 2020. Sample price is for Melbourne (Avalon) to Adelaide. Other destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Gold Coast, Cairns, Darwin, the Whitsundays and more.

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EOFY sale: Australia flights from $55 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between July - September 2019 with Virgin Australia and Tigerair. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Cairns, Perth, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Coffs Harbour.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 69% off hotels in Australia

Valid for travel until September 2020. Destinations include Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Cairns, Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tigerair sale: Domestic flights from $49

Valid for travel between July - December 2019. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne. Destinations include Hobart, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and more.

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Cudo Cudo

15-day Sydney, Singapore and Bali cruises from $945

Valid for travel between 28 January - 11 February 2020 with P&O's Pacific Explorer. Other destinations include Cairns, Gladstone, Great Barrier Reef and more. Includes daily meals, entertainment, waterslides and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cairns car hire from $24

Valid for travel on select dates until May 2020 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Cairns include Palm Cove, Mareeba and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to 20% off winter activities and experiences

Valid for use on select dates until August 2019. Destinations include New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Japan flights from $302 each way

Valid for travel from June - September 2019. Destinations include Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Okinawa and more. Sample fare is Cairns-Osaka with Jetstar.

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Up to 50% off Queensland experiences

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays and more. Activities include jet boating, hot air ballooning, rally car drive and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off stays

Valid for stays on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast. Cairns, Canberra, Bangkok. Singapore. New York, London, Honolulu and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 60% off Queensland hotels

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2019. Destination includes Surfers Paradise and more. T&Cs apply.

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MyQueensland MyQueensland

Queensland: 5-night stay with flights from $940 + kids stay free

Valid for travel on select dates from June - October 2019. Includes accommodation at Whitsunday Apartments in Queensland, return flights to Hamilton Island, return airport transfers, views over Catseye Beach and more. T&Cs apply.

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Queensland honeymoon hotels + flights from $1,040

Valid for travel on select dates from June - December 2019. Destinations include Cairns, Hamilton Island and more. Includes return private car transfers, kid eat and stay free and more. Sample fare is for a 5-night Sofitel Gold Coast stay. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $2,250 free in extras Queensland packages with flights

Valid for travel until December 2019 including Christmas season. Includes accommodation, return flights, daily buffet breakfast, kids stay and eat breakfast for free and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island stays from just $150 per person, per night

Valid for local Queensland residence living as far north as Port Douglas and as far south as Gladstone. Price includes transfers from Airlie Beach, Wi-Fi access, shuttle service and use of some water and sports equipment.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to $110 off skydiving

Valid on select 2018 dates. Locations include Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to $550 off Australia tours

Valid on select 2018 departures. Destinations include Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney, Cairns, Whitsundays and more. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $60 off bungee jumping tours in Cairns

Valid for travel on select dates. T&C's apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Hire a car and get your fourth day free

Hire a car with Budget Car Hire through DriveNow for a minimum of four consecutive days and get your fourth day free of base rate charges. Available for pick ups at the airport in Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne (Tullamarine). Valid on select vehicles including family, full-size and SUVs.

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Best sites to find Cairns holiday deals

  • MyQueensland: Dedicated completely to Queensland holidays and packages, you know you'll only be working with specialists when organising your big Cairns trip.
  • Flight Centre: Cut down on research time and check out the already packaged up deals that Flight Centre has on offer to Cairns. Bonus nights and Wi-Fi are just some of the perks you can get by going through this travel agent.
  • Luxury Escapes: If quality is high up on your list then make a beeline for Luxury Escapes. It hunts out luxury hotels without the luxe price tag.

Best time to find Cairns holiday deals

The cheapest time to head to Cairns is over winter between June and August, but outside of the winter school holidays. For a dash more sunshine, visit just before April-May or just after September-October.

Flights can go as low as $300 return to Cairns from major cities on budget carriers, or as low as $400 return on full-service airlines.

Booking in advance is always recommended, but how far in advance should you book for the biggest savings? It depends on where you're flying from but generally you should keep an eye out 4-7 weeks before you want to fly, according to Skyscanner.

Fast facts about Cairns

Where is it? In Queensland's tropical north, Cairns sits on the coast of the Coral Sea and is one of the most popular points on the Australian mainland to reach the Great Barrier Reef.

How do I get there? Direct flights into Cairns Airport are available from most cities in Australia from the major Australia airlines, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tigerair. Read more...

What should I do? Explore the lush Daintree Rainforest, snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, lounge around in the city's man-made lagoon. Read more...

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