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How far in advance should I book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

Find a great deal and save up to 15% by booking at least 28 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from New Zealand to Cairns within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $691.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New Zealand to Cairns?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cairns from New Zealand. Users have commonly found prices around $644 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $471. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

New Zealand to Cairns 2021 flight deals

15 Aug - 18 Aug
$876pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$908pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$929pp
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington

One-way flights to Cairns from New Zealand

11:15 - 08:35
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
24h 20m
AKL - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$2,112
Kiwi.com

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From New Zealand to Cairns

Can I find flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $967 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $967. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $876, but on average you can expect to pay $1,119.

Which airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Air New Zealand flying from New Zealand to Cairns have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $829 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from New Zealand to Cairns was viewed by 1,548 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New Zealand to Cairns?

The most popular airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns are Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from New Zealand to Cairns?

The most popular route from New Zealand to Cairns is Auckland Intl - Cairns. You may also consider Christchurch - Cairns or Wellington - Cairns.

What are the cheapest flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

On average you can expect to pay $458 for a flight from New Zealand to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $207 while the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Cairns) is currently priced at $877.

How long does is the flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

A quick flight from New Zealand to Cairns can take about 8h 10m. Virgin Australia provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $877. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from New Zealand to Cairns return?

Virgin Australia, at $877, was found to be the cheapest airline from New Zealand to Cairns.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Jetstar and Qantas Airways.

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Destination information for Cairns

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.94
Average temperature for February in Cairns
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Cairns
436.0 mm

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Top 5 airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
$238 $469 No cancel fee 75%
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Jetstar
$217 $480 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$340 $508 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$297 $566 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$373 $596 No cancel fee 78%
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