Melbourne (MEL) to Cairns (CNS) flights

It's time to turn up the heat and find some flights from Melbourne to Cairns. When the temperature drops down south, there's nowehere better to head than north to some winter sunshine and the gateway to the Great Barrier ReefOpens external site in a new window. Sit back, relax and let the sound of gentle waves wash over you. 

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

  • Depart between Thu 25 Feb 2021 Mon 7 Jun 2021
    One way Economy from $ 289
    * Conditions apply
  • Depart between Sun 10 Oct 2021 Sun 13 Feb 2022
    One way Economy from $ 289
    * Conditions apply
  • Depart between Tue 8 Jun 2021 Sat 9 Oct 2021
    One way Economy from $ 308
    * Conditions apply

Melbourne to Cairns travel information

With the Great Barrier Reef on one side and the Daintree on the other, tropical Cairns is a natural wonderland waiting to be explored. Whether it’s kicking back by the iconic lagoon or hopping through the islands, this tropical city has so much to offer. The following information was correct as of March 2020, however, our flight routes may now look different.

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Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Make a long weekend of it in Australia's cultural and entertainment hub. Known for its eateries, endless shopping, international sporting events and world-class galleries.

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Cairns and Port Douglas Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas, QLD

Once you reach this tropical region, you won't want to leave.

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Important information

Disclaimer

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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