Planning a trip to Australia? Then you definitely should visit Cairns. Cairns is a touristy town located in north Queensland. It is home to two world heritage sites, beautiful nature and rooted traditional customs. I am sure you will have a great time in beautiful sunny Cairns.

To make your trip to Cairns as easy as possible, we have gathered some tips to help you be on your way.

Plan your Flights to Cairns from the United States

The flight from the United States to Australia takes around 14 hours directly to Brisbane, depending on what location you are travelling from, then another 2 hours to Cairns.

It is recommended to book your flights in advance, especially during the peak season between April to October when the weather in Cairns is just perfect, sunny, dry and temperature between 24ºC – 28ºC.

You can find below a table for flights from the US to Cairns. Be aware that this is an estimate and these prices are not guaranteed.

Flight costs from Los Angeles → Cairns – US$1,200

Flight costs from New York → Cairns – US$1,500

Flight costs from Dallas → Cairns – US$1,300

Cairns Accommodation: Hotels and Hostels

To make life easier for you we have put together a list of hotels available in Cairns. All options below are highly-rated accommodations.

Hotels in Cairns:

Shangri-La the Marina

Hilton Cairns

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Palm Royal Cairns

Hostels in Cairns:


Mad Monkey Central

Summer House Backpackers Cairns

Monkey Backpackers Village

Global Backpackers Cairns


So what is to do in Cairns:

Cairns is filled with tours and activities that suit all ages and types of travellers. The main tours are:

1)    Great Barrier Reef – Cairns has the world’s largest barrier reef, and Cairns is the perfect town to lead you straight to this magnificent underwater paradise. Many boats depart Cairns marina everyday to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

For information on tours to the Great Barrier Reef please visit the website link below.

2)    Rainforest Tours – Cairns has the oldest rainforests in the world and one of the most complex ecosystems on earth. People from all over the world come to visit the famous Daintree Rainforest.

For information on tours to this beautiful rainforest please visit the website link below.

3)    Adventure tours – Cairns is the best place if you are after some adrenaline rush.With so many options for adventurous activities such as skydiving, bungy jumping, white water rafting, and much more, you will definitely have a great time in Cairns.

For more information please visit the website link below:

So If you are planning a visit to Australia, make sure you come up to our beautiful sunny Cairns. You will not regret it.

For more information about a holiday to Cairns please visit Tourism Cairns website. Tourism Cairns has over 15 years of experience in the Cairns tourism industry and they will help you to get the most out of your holiday, ultimately making your trip better, easier, less stressful, and cheaper.


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