The beach at Palm Cove in Cairns

Sandwiched between two world-renowned UNESCO sites – Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef – the popular city of Cairns is where most visitors head to explore the delights of Tropical North Queensland. It’s from here you can take day trips out to snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy forest views from above on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, spy wildlife in the ancient Daintree Rainforest and swim on secluded beaches at Cape Tribulation. Needless to say while Cairns may be considered a city, its surrounds consist of some of Australia’s most exciting natural wonders.

Popular Tailor-made Cairns Holiday Itineraries

Whether you simply want to relax in this waterfront city, shop, try new cuisines or explore surrounding towns like Kuranda and Port Douglas, our Experts have the perfect Cairns holiday to suit you. Our tailor-made holidays allow you to go deeper in special spots like the Great Barrier Reef or explore more of this nature-filled region. And the experience is just the beginning: all of our Cairns holidays come complete with flights, accommodation, transfers and even other in-destination transport, such as domestic flights, train journeys, car hire and cruises. Talk to our Experts today about tailoring one of below holidays to suit you.

Cairns Holiday Types

With so much to see and experience in Cairns, we have a great range of holidays and holiday types to suit all travellers. Take your pick from itineraries that focus on the coastline or feature a range of wildlife encounters. For more ideas, be inspired by our Cairns holiday types below.

Flights to Cairns

Despite its tropical location, Cairns is home to an international airport, meaning you can start ur end your holiday with our Cairns flights. For recommendations on the best airlines, flight times and stopovers, as well as a bespoke price, talk to our Experts today.

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More About Cairns

Currency: Australian dollar

Language: English

Flight time: London to Cairns flight time is just under 21 hours and will include a stopover

Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required

Top 3 Things to Do in Cairns

  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore the Daintree Rainforest
  • Stroll along the Cairns Esplanade

When to Go to Cairns

With its location in Tropical North Queensland, weather in Cairns ranged from warm to hot. Unlike most of Australia, Cairns and this region only really experiences two seasons: the dry and the wet. The dry season takes place from April to November when conditions are less humid and rainfall less common. This season is typically the best time to visit the region, especially if you’re looking to visit the Great Barrier Reef. From November to March the wet season hits the region, with more humid conditions and rainfall. This is still a fantastic time to visit though as rain typically falls in the evening and the region, especially the Daintree Rainforest, comes alive with waterfalls and vibrant green vegetation. 

Why Book Your Cairns Holiday With Flight Centre

World’s #1 to Australia: Flight Centre sells over 1.3 million tickets to Australia every year, making us the world’s number one to Australia.

Local knowledge: As an Australian-born company, we know Australia better than anyone. In fact, we have stores located throughout Cairns, giving us access to unprecedented local travel advice and up-to-date information.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure, and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Cairns from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.