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All the information you need to plan the best null to CNS flight in 2021: compare New Zealand to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
How far in advance should I book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 28 days in advance to save up to 15% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 28 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from New Zealand to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $710, or $776 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from New Zealand. Prices for May average $661 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $484. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 25% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Zealand to Cairns (NZ0 - CNS)?

When flying from New Zealand to Cairns, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

New Zealand to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from New Zealand found for this year
15 Nov - 24 Nov
$9,174pp
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One-way flights to Cairns from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to Cairns
01:45 - 07:30
Jetstar
1 stop
8h 45m
AKL - CNS
Jetstar
$379
Kiwi.com
05:30 - 16:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
13h 55m
AKL - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$552
Kiwi.com
02:45 - 06:10
Qantas Airways
3 stops
30h 25m
WLG - CNS
Qantas Airways
$752
Expedia

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Flight FAQs

From New Zealand to Cairns

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 $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $876, but on average you can expect to pay $2,980.

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 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 most reliable airlines from New Zealand to Cairns?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from New Zealand to Cairns consider choosing Air China(40%), Air New Zealand(25%) or Singapore Airlines(25%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

On average you can expect to pay $520 for a flight from New Zealand to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $212 while the most popular route, (Christchurch - Cairns) is currently priced at $876.

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

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

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cairns from New Zealand?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Cairns

Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed 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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Do I need a test to fly back to New Zealand from Cairns?

Returning to New Zealand from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering New Zealand.

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

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Departure points for flights from New Zealand to Cairns

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Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New Zealand to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.97
Average temperature for September in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cairns
27.0 mm

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$308 $682 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$337 $666 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
$422 $804 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$482 $721 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$529 $846 No cancel fee 78%
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