Cairns holiday deals 2020

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.

Trip.com Trip.com

Bali flights from $144 return

Available on select travel dates. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with AirAsia. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney.T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 73% off Australia-wide stays

Available on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Byron Bay, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Australia-wide flights from $107 return

Available on select dates until November 2020. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Get the 4th day free on Queensland and Northern Territory rentals

Available on rentals from 30 April - 5 May 2020. Minimum 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Tigerair flights from $110 return

Available on flights from 10 May - 6 June 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. Other destinations include Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Perth and more.

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Up to 50% off last-minute hotel stays

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Sydney, Auckland, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 25% off things to do in Cairns

Available for activities like driving experiences, helmet diving, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, water rafting, suba diving, skydiving and more. T&Cs apply.

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My Queensland My Queensland

Up to $2,500 free in extras Queensland packages with flights

Available for travel on select 2020 dates for destinations like Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and more. Packages include accommodation, return flights, daily buffet breakfast, kids stay for free and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Skydive from $249

Available on select 2020 dates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Perth and York. Sample rate is from Hunter Valley. T&Cs apply.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

Newcastle flights from $217 return

Available on select travel dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Newcastle with Virgin Australia. Other flight departs from Brisbane, Perth, Cairns and more.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 20% off Australia tours

Available for travel April - June 2020. Destinations include Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Uluru and more.

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AAT Kings AAT Kings

Up to $580 off last minute deals

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Darwin, Cairns, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Bora Bora flights from $1,164 return

Available on select travel dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Papeete with Qantas. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

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AAT Kings AAT Kings

Up to $845 off Australia & New Zealand last-minute tours

Available for travel on select dates until April 2020 unless sold out. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Gold Coast, Cairns, Queenstown, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

Athens flights from $1,226 return with Emirates

Available on select travel dates. Sample fare is Perth-Athens. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and more.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 41% off romantic stays worldwide

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Cairns, Whitsunday, Hunter Valley, Gold Coast, Bali and more.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 12% off full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise

Available for travel until 31 March 2020. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 28% off 3-night Cairns holidays

Available for travel until 20 March 2020. Includes accommodation, return flights, breakfast, drink voucher and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Get $20 merchandise voucher

Available when you book for a skydive across Hunter Valley, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Expedia.com.au Expedia.com.au

Domestic flights from $121 return

Available for flights February - April 2020 to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

5-night Cairns getaway from $1,099

Available for travel until 31 January 2021. Package includes accommodation, breakfast, $150 food and drinks credit and more. Valid for 2 persons/ T&Cs apply.

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Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand stays

Valid for stays on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 25% off advance bookings in Australia

Available on select travel dates when booking 30 days in advance. Prepayment required. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Cairns, Melbourne and Canberra. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 30% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Available on select travels from January - December 2020. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and more.

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Hertz Hertz

10% off base rate in Queensland

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you use the code upon reservation. T&Cs apply.

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Scoopon Scoopon

3-night stay at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort from $469

Available for travels until 14 December 2020. Package includes breakfast, $50 food and drink credit, upgrade to Deluxe King room and more. Valid for two persons only. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

3-nights stay at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort from $469

Available for travels until 30 June 2020. Package includes breakfast, $50 food and drink credit and more. Valid for 2 persons only. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

3-nights stay in Great Barrier Reef Escape in just $399

Valid for travel till 9 August 2020. Include daily buffet breakfast for two. T&Cs apply

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Cudo Cudo

Cairns: 3-night stay from $399

Valid for travel until 9 August 2020. Includes accommodation at Great Barrier Reef, daily buffet breakfast and $50 resort credit. 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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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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Popular Travel coupon codes

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26 Feb 2020 Up to 29% off stays + extra 6% with code FEB****
26 Feb 2020 Extra 8% off on hotel bookings CLP****
25 Feb 2020 Up to $20 off 3+ days rental MPP****
25 Feb 2020 Get the 4th day free on your rental TPP****
24 Feb 2020 $20 off flights to Sydney SYD****

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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