Flights to Cairns
Best known as a stopping off point for the Great Barrier Reef and the other natural wonders of Far North Queensland (FNQ for short), Cairns was once upon a time a rugged mining town. Later it developed into a thriving port, and it played a major part in WWII as a base for the Allied Forces in the Pacific. Today it's a tourist-centred city with a relaxed vibe, a place where suits and ties are outnumbered by bikini tops and boardshorts. Nestled against the cool foothills of the Atherton Tableland, its sparkling waterfronts and picturesque beach suburbs enjoy balmy year round tropical weather, and its market stalls are bursting with mouth-watering local produce.
All those miles and miles of magnificent coral reefs are undoubtedly the main attraction, but they're not the only reason you should book a ticket to Cairns. You can also look forward to lots of other typically Aussie delights: Dining in the shade of Poinciana trees on the stunning Esplanade. Meeting cuddly critters at the Kuranda Koala Gardens. Learning about the continent's past at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park. Swimming in the pristine waters of the Lagoon or sunning yourself on the silvery sands of Mission Beach.
For a city that likes to keep things chilled out and low-key, Cairns also has an impressive roster of events such as Illuminations, an arts festival with a monochrome dress code, and the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival - the Ascot of FNQ. Read on to learn more about exactly why you should visit this gem of the Queensland coast.
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Cairns Airport is the main airport that can be found in Cairns. Servicing both domestic and international flights. The airport has direct flights to 18 international and 30 domestic destinations. Some of the airlines that can be found in this airport are Air New Zealand, Alliance Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Qantas. The airport has two terminals on the eastern side. The terminals are 200 meters apart from one another. Terminal 1 is for international flights and terminal 2 is for domestic flights.
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It's worth timing your visit for September and October, as this is when most of the city's major events occur, a chance to see Cairnites taking advantage of their beautiful weather to spill into the streets.
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