this page is how to go about finding cheap flights to Cairns.
be coming from
overseas, or you may be from other parts of Australia (a fair few of
these people fly up here and then catch
up with their Cape York trip mates in Cairns).
If you are from Australia,
down to 'where to look for cheap flights'.
If you are from overseas,
read this page (including
'when is it cheap
also the page about cheap
Australia (opens in a new window so you don't have to leave
When Is It Cheap to Go?
flights to Australia are cheapest during the high season in
York, if you fly to
elsewhere in Australia, things are different.
June and July are the
in Cape York because the weather is the best in the
and the worst in the southern parts of Australia.
And the same applies to
While southern Australia is having too cool winter temperatures, up
here they are only mild (they are too
hot during the hotter months).
And as you would know
when it's high
season somewhere, the prices go up.
So Australia-wide it's
expensive time to fly to Cairns, something you may want to
consider if you fly from overseas.
You are best off to weigh
cheaper to take a direct flight to Cairns instead of a
flight to Sydney/Melbourne and then a domestic one to Cairns.
So how do
you go about finding cheap flights to Australia?
likely already know -
you don't go to your
The cheapest flights,
of course applies to anywhere in the world, are now (and have for a
good amount of years been) found online.
only other main thing to bear in mind is - start looking early. The last minute flights that
are used to, don't
work with tickets to Australia. But there
a few other
things that are
good to know.
It Cheap to Go?
there are expensive
times and cheap times of
and if you are heading to Cape York during the high season, the luck is
on your side.
The cheapest time to fly
is during the summer of the Northern Hemisphere, when
generally want to enjoy their own summer instead of flying to Australia.
The prices gradually go up after that, and peak in the Christmas - New Year
They then decrease
through our Wet
Season, to hit the bottom in June - July.
Where in Australia to Fly?
factor that affects
your price is where in
Australia you fly.
Prices tend to be the
cheapest if you
fly to the larger, southern cities,
particularly Sydney and Melbourne.
In case you are coming to Cape York or otherwise want to end up in
Cairns, flights to Cairns are also often cheap from Darwin and Brisbane.
In that case, read more about cheap
flights to Cairns.
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