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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.

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 50% off: Flights from $55 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Hobart, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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JUCY JUCY

Campervans from $99/day or less

Pick up a campervan in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch or Queenstown before until 20 September 2021.

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Kayak Kayak

Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on Qantas 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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Wotif Wotif

Up to 53% off Australia-wide getaways

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Flights within Australia from $43 each way

Available on flights until June 2021 to Perth, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $76 and Rex Airlines from $77. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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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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Get $10 off activities with code

Available on experiences across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart 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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Klook Klook
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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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Trip.com Trip.com

Australia-wide flights from $64 each way + Extra $30 off with code

Available on flights until 31 December 2021when you spend a minimum of $250. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Canberra, Sunshine Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 46% off Australia stays + Extra $50 off with code

Available on stays until 31 December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Canberra and more. Minimum spend of $250 required. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

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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Avis Avis

Sixth day free + free upgrade on car hires

Available on 6+ day rentals from 15 July - 15 September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Third day free on Australia car rentals

Available on 3+ days rentals, including a Saturday night from 22 April - 21 June 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Brisbane flights from $55 each way

Available on flights until July 20210 departing from Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar
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Extra $24 off car hires with code

Available on rentals until 31 July 2021 when you spend a minimum of $240. Destinations include Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

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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Booking.com Booking.com

Up to 15% off Australia hotels

Available on stays from 1 April - 30 September 2021, including Easter weekend, on select hotels. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

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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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 50% off Australia holiday packages

Available on select dates until December 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 43% off domestic getaways

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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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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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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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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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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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

$30 off 15,000ft tandem skydives

Available on weekday jumps from 15 February - 30 April 2021. Destinations include Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Noosa, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Get Your Guide Get Your Guide

Australia activities from $10

Available on select dates for activities like sightseeing tours, attraction passes, river cruises, hop-on hop-off tours and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Launceston, Melbourne, Cairns, Hunter Valley, Perth, Canberra and more.

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Groupon Groupon

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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Expedia.com.au Expedia.com.au

Up to 40% off Australia 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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Stayz Stayz

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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Expedia.com.au Expedia.com.au

Up to 20% off advance booking

Available on select stay dates when you book 60+ days in advance. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

5% off advance bookings

Available on rentals until 31 March 2021 across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Cairns, Broome and more. Minimum of 180 days advance booking. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 25% off Cairns escape with free room upgrade + flights

Available for travel until 28 February 2022. Includes return airfare, stay at Crystalbrook Flynn, $150 food credit and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 33% off Cairns escape with breakfast + flights

Available for travel on select dates until 10 December 2021. Includes return airfare departing from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, stay at the Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments, welcome drinks and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook
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Up to 15% off Australia car rentals

Available on all dates when you spend a minimum of $100. Discount capped at $60. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Flights to Auckland from $247 return

Available on flights until September 2021 departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and more. Sample fare departs from Gold Coast with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 15% off Australia tours

Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022 to Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, Uluru, Darwin, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon
FLASH

Up to 10% off site-wide with code

Available on select purchases including getaways, tours, attraction passes, spas, linens, wines and more. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Fiji flights from $446 return

Available on select flights in 2021 departing from Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi with Jetstar. Other airlines include Fiji Airways from $557 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 60% off Australian staycations

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Cairns car hires from $32

Valid for travel on select dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Cairns include Palm Cove, Mareeba and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Flights to Bali from $266 return

Available on select travel dates from 2021-2022. Sample fare departs from Perth with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Darwin, Cairns and more. T&Cs

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Viator Viator

$174: Kuranda Scenic Railway day trip from Cairns

Available on select travel dates until 2022. Includes hotel pick up and drop off, Kuranda boarding pass and more. T&Cs apply.

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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, 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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