When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from South Island to Cairns compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $731. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $741.
Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cairns from South Island. Users have commonly found prices around $671 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $448. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.
Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Island to Cairns as you normally would.
If you book a flight to Cairns from South Island, you will be flying to Cairns, which is the city’s only airport. Cairns (CNS) is located 4.4 km from the centre of Cairns.
Some of the carriers operating flights from South Island to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.
Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Cairns for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $879, but on average you can expect to pay $946.
This flight path from South Island to Cairns was viewed by 411 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.
For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $382. Users have also found prices from $418 and $586 on Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, respectively.
Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to Cairns
Most visitors from South Island will not be allowed to enter Cairns.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.
Returning to South Island 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 South Island.
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.
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