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.

East Coast Car Rentals East Coast Car Rentals

Up to 15% off Australia rentals

Available on all rentals from February - March 2021 across Australia, including Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and more. 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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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on flights from January - September 2021 to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Townsville, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 30% off worldwide stays

Available on select dates when you stay a minimum of 3 nights. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Auckland, Paris, London 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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Wotif Wotif

Up to 50% off Australia getaways

Available on stay until February 2021 in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Hobart, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Extra $50 off Queensland getaways

Plus get up to 19% off stays from 6 January - 30 June 2021 when you spend a minimum of $250. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays, Townsville and more. Exclusive for Trip.com members. Membership is free. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 30% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Lock your tour with $1 deposit plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Cairns, Uluru, Sydney, Brisbane, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Australia-wide flights from $89 return

Available on select flights until May 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Broome and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $146 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 25% off Australia stays

Available for travel until 31 December 2021 when you book for 2 nights or more. Prepayment required. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 50% off tropical getaways

Available on select stay dates in 2021 in Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville and more. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Up to 43% off domestic getaways

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

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 15% off Australia tours

Available on select trips from April 2021 - April 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Uluru, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Up to 61% off domestic 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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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 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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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 and more.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 20% off Cairns stays

Available on select stay dates in Cairns CBD, Trinity Beach, Manoora and more. T&Cs apply.

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Stayz Stayz

Cairns stays from $35 per night

Available on select stay dates. Sample stay is in Caravonica. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to 10% off sightseeing cruises + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Whitsundays, Perth, Broome and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Activities for kids from $17 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. 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

Australia: Romantic getaways from $150 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Cairns, Yarra Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Australia getaway packages from $40 + an extra 10% off with code

Available when you purchase 2 or more vouchers on select travel dates. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Blue Mountains, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Up to $30 off 3+ days rental

Available on rentals from 8 January - 28 March 2021, including Saturday night. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

4-day Port Douglas getaway + flights and car hire from $849

Available on select dates from January - October 2021 departing from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Includes return airfare to Cairns, 3 nights stay at Mantra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 38% off Cairns holidays

Available for travel from 10 January - 25 June 2021. Includes return flights, Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments accommodation, daily breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Free flight change fees and cancellation fees

Available on flights until 30 June 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Broome, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Up to 25% off Awesome Campers rentals

Available on select rental dates across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 28% off Australia-wide staycations

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

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Up to 15% off Britz campervan rentals

Available on rentals until 25 March 2021 in Brisbane, Cairns, Perth and Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to 15% off tandem skydives with code

Available for 15,000ft tandem skydives at Cairns and Mission Beach. FNQ ID is required and must be presented on the day of your jump. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Cairns car hire from $26

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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Hotels.com Hotels.com

Up to 40% off Cairns stays

Available on select stays until December 2021. Sample stay is Rydges Esplanade Resort. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 22% off Australia and New Zealand trips

Available on select dates in 2021 and 2022 to Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off helicopter ride experiences

Available on select travel dates in Townsville, Whitsundays, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 43% off things to do in Cairns

Available on select travel dates for activities like driving experiences, helmet diving, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, water rafting, scuba diving, skydiving and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 85% off land adventures

Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling, soccer training and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 49% off Cairns stays

Available on Express Deals on select stay dates. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Australia flights from $98 return

Available on select 2021 flights to Gold Coast, Sydney, Ballina, Cairns, Brisbane, Canberra and more. Sample fares are Avalon-Adelaide and Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Cairns flights from $80 each way

Available on select dates until May 2021. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $140 and Qantas from $149. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Travel coupon codes

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20 Jan 2021 Up to 15% off Australia rentals HOL****
14 Dec 2020 Get $20 credit FIN****
2 Dec 2020 Up to 10% off international flights with code MAS****
23 Oct 2020 $1 wine tastings in the Hunter Valley WIN****
22 May 2020 Extra 9% off hotel bookings AUT****

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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