Cheap flights from New Zealand to Cairns

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

To save on the cost of your flight from New Zealand to Cairns, book at least 28 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $748 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $819.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cairns from New Zealand average $697. You can even find prices in May for less than $697, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $510. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from New Zealand. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 25%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Zealand to Cairns (NZ - CNS)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from New Zealand to Cairns as you normally would.

New Zealand to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from New Zealand found for this year
8 Apr - 22 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 45m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

10h 35m
$617

Jetstar

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Deal found 27/1/22

24 May - 18 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 30m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$696

Jetstar

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Deal found 25/1/22

24 May - 18 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 30m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$697

Jetstar

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Deal found 27/1/22

One-way flights to Cairns from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to Cairns
6 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

27h 40m
$346

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/1/22

9 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

14h 55m
$397

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 26/1/22

8 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

14h 55m
$436

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 26/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New Zealand to Cairns flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns from New Zealand?

Located just 4.4 km from the city centre, Cairns (CNS) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Cairns from New Zealand.

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.

Can I find flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $618, but on average you can expect to pay $1,016.

How popular is this New Zealand to Cairns 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 routes from New Zealand to Cairns?

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

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

Before booking your flight from New Zealand to Cairns, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand.

What are the cheapest flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

On average you can expect to pay $521 for a flight from New Zealand to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $369 while the most popular route, (Wellington - Cairns) is currently priced at $802.

Can I fly to Cairns from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Cairns

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Cairns?

Returning to New Zealand from Cairns

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

Departure points for flights from New Zealand to Cairns

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Top 5 airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from New Zealand to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$325
Average$719
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$355
Average$702
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$445
Average$848
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$509
Average$760
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$558
Average$892
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety