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Cheap Flights to Cairns

Cheap Flights to Cairns Airport

The amenity-filled Cairns Airport (CNS) is conveniently located near one of the world's most spectacular wonders. The Great Barrier Reef is just off Cairns' coast, luring millions to its vibrant depths. Dozens of other thrilling activities await in Cairns too. There are incredible beaches like Holloways and Trinity, and chic dining and entertainment options at the waterfront Cairns Esplanade. Temptingly located in Australia’s tropical north, Cairns is also a gateway to Daintree Rainforest and other natural delights.

Facilities at Cairns Airport

Many top international airlines offer cheap flights to Cairns Airport (CNS). Travelers can book through popular carriers such as Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and Qantas. Domestic flights to Cairns Airport (CNS) are offered through Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar, SkyTrans and more.

Airport visitors enjoy access to more than 20 shops, restaurants and services. Restaurants range from quick cafes and sushi bars to coffee houses. On-site shops provide duty-free goods as well as items like cosmetics, surfing gear and tech gadgets.

If your flights to Cairns Airport (CNS) originate from out of the country, you’ll use the airport’s International Terminal. If you’re connecting with a domestic flight, you'll find that walking the Domestic Terminal only takes five to seven minutes.

Car rental counters are conveniently located in both Domestic and International terminals. If you don’t want to drive yourself, you can access taxis outside each terminal and shuttles near each terminal’s arrivals area. Even public transportation is easy to use via the Sun Palm Transport. For a small fee, a Sun Palm shuttle will deliver you to one of the nearby public transit bus stops.

Things to Do Near Cairns Airport

Once your cheap flights to Cairns Airport (CNS) land, you'll find that many of the city’s best features are just minutes away. Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, a local favorite for recreation and wildlife watching, is a short car ride from the airport. Hiking the park’s rainforest and eucalyptus groves is a terrific way to experience Cairns.

Cairns Adventure Park is only five minutes from the airport. There, you can spike your adrenaline with a plummet down the Flying Leap MegaZip line. Visitors can also go rock climbing, rappelling or simply enjoy excellent hilltop views at the park. Several botanical gardens are similarly close to the airport, including Cairns and MacDonnell Street botanical parks. The Cairns Esplanade, which features a swimming lagoon, shopping and resorts, is 10 minutes away.

Travel Tips for Cairns Airport

June to October is Cairns’ dry season, which offers a great time to experience the city’s outdoor recreation. The tropical weather is warm during this time of year with temperatures ranging from the 80s to 100s Fahrenheit. Be sure to pack warm-weather clothes and a hat if you travel to Cairns in the dry season. 

Dining options are abundant too. Of course, fresh seafood in plentiful in Cairns, and barramundi is often the local choice. Nearby Atherton Tableland is an agricultural treasure, providing tropical fruits and ample vegetables for trendy Cairns restaurants. Look for dishes with local macadamia nuts, mangoes and pawpaws.

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