Cairns holiday deals 2021

The Cairns holiday packages that can save you a mint.

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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.

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Up to 50% off Qantas flights

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
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Get $10 off activities with code

Available on experiences across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Sunshine Coast and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, hop-on hop-off bus tours, whale watching cruises, skydives, high teas, quad biking experiences and more. T&Cs apply.
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Get $5 off activities with code

Available on experiences across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $250 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, hop-on hop-off bus tours, whale watching cruises, skydives, high teas, quad biking experiences and more. T&Cs apply.
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Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.
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Get 12% off Australia tours and experiences

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates on activities such as sightseeing tours, Vivid Sydney cruises, jet boat rides, hot air balloon flights, wine tours and more. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.
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$15 off all Australian activities with code

Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $100. Activities include hot air balloon flights, tandem skydives and attraction passes. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and more. Exclusive for new members. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off car rentals in Australia

Verified Today Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available until 31 December 2021 when you spend a minimum of $50. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Prepayment is required. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off Apollo one-way rentals

Verified 2 days ago Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on Alice Springs and Darwin rentals until 17 December 2021. Drop off locations include Broome, Cairns, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off Australia campervan hires

Verified 2 days ago Expires 13 Aug 2021
Available on rentals from 26 July - 15 September 2021 with Maui, Britz and more. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Broome, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 50% off Australia-wide flights

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights until 30 September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Uluru and more. T&Cs apply.
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$30 off 15,000ft tandem skydives with code

Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on weekday jumps until 31 August 2021. Destination includes Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 40% off things to do in Australia

Available on select travel dates on select activities including hot air balloon flights, skydives, sightseeing cruises, whale watching cruises and dining experiences. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane and more.
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Up to 33% off domestic stays + free cancellations

Available on select travel dates to Broome, Mackay, Launceston, Darwin, Perth, Cairns, Sydney, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 73% off getaways

Available for travel on select dates to Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
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Extra $10 off Australia getaway packages

Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $300. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Blue Mountains, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off Australia experiences with code

Available on activities including hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights and luxury car hire. Must purchase two or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Whitsundays, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off + $99 deposits on Australia adventures

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on select travel dates until 2022. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Rottnest Island, Cairns, Darwin, Sydney, Byron Bay, Uluru, Canberra, Jindabyne and more.
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Up to 15% off Australia campervan hires

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 48% off Australia holiday packages

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select dates until December 2022. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more.
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Up to 50% off Australia getaways

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on stays until August 2021. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide, Townsville, Tasmania, Sydney, Broome and more.
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Up to 43% off domestic getaways

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select dates in 2021, plus get free cancellation with select hotels. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off local activities

Available on select travel dates on activities including day tours, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, transfers, quad biking, attraction passes and cruise. Destinations include in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off Australia hotels

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on stays from 1 April - 30 September 2021 on select hotels. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
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Australia stays from $39/night

Available on select travel dates across Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample stay is in Reynella, Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $200 OBCs on worldwide cruises with Princess cruises

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on select dates in 2022 and 2023. Destinations include Tasmania, Queensland, New Zealand and more.
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Activities for kids from $17 + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include day tour cruises, zoo experiences, hop-on hop-off bus tours, attraction passes, zoo and animal interactions and more. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 69% off Cairns getaways

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates. Includes free breakfast, free cancellation, pay at the hotel option on select properties and more.
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Up to 25% off advance purchase

Verified Today
Available on select dates when you book and pay 30+ days in advance. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
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Cairns: Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail experience from $197

Verified Today Expires 11 Aug 2021
Available on select dates until August 2021. Includes lunch, hotel pick up and drop off and more.
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Up to 37% off Australia hotels

Verified Today Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on select hotels until December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and more.
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Up to $199 off 5-night Queensland getaway

Verified Yesterday Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available for travel from 1 February - 31 March 2022. Includes stay at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, breakfast and dinner, great Barrier Reef glass bottom boat tour and more. T&Cs apply.
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Queensland getaways from $245

Verified 2 days ago Expires 9 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates until July 2022. Destinations include Port Douglas, Noosa, Hervey Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hamilton Island, Cairns and more.
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Up to 50% off deposits + up to $100 OBCs on Great Barrier Reef cruise

Verified 2 days ago Expires 14 Sep 2021
Available on 12 June 2022 departing from Brisbane with Carnival Cruises. Includes onboard meals. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 20% off rental fees + get $100 Coles voucher

Verified 2 days ago Expires 30 Jul 2021
Available on rentals until 31 August 2021. Destinations include Brisbane and Cairns. Minimum of 7 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 27% off scenic flight experience in Cairns

Verified 2 days ago Expires 9 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates until 12 July 2022 for a 40-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef.
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Cairns: Get 4% off Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Park tickets

Verified 2 days ago Expires 9 Aug 2021
Available on select dates until January 2022 and includes a boat cruise experience.
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Up to 23% off Cairns tandem skydives

Verified 2 days ago Expires 9 Aug 2021
Available from 22 October 2021 - 31 March 2022 for a skydive beach landing experience. Includes return transfers.
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Australia-wide stays from $13 per night

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on select stay dates until December 2021. Sample stay is at Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and more.
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Up to 48% off 2-night Queensland getaway with breakfast

Verified 5 days ago Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on stays from Sunday to Thursday only. Vouchers are valid up to 5 years. Package includes putt putt golf, kayaking, lawn bowls and more. Valid for 2 persons.
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Flights within Australia from $38 each way

Expires 5 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - December 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Launceston, Newcastle and more.

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, and Virgin Australia. 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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