Explore Cairns and Great Barrier Reef
Now is the time to explore the stunning Tropical Cairns and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. When you visit Cairns, you'll be at the gateway to the Tropical North - the perfect base for venturing out to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest. For adventure, nature and eco enthusiasts, there are certainly a plethora of options in the Tropical North and there's no time like the present to book your personal adventure.
Economy fares start at $717* each way based on round trip travel from Los Angeles to Cairns. Start your outbound travel between 28 July and 15 August 2012. Tickets are non-refundable, but you may cancel without charge any ticket purchased in the US within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is one week or more prior to departure of the first flight in the itinerary. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Other restrictions apply.
Offer ends Wednesday, 27 June 2012.
Enjoy the journey with Qantas
Fare Sale to Cairns
|Each Way Based|
on Round Trip*
|Los Angeles||Cairns||28 Jul - 15 Aug 2012||$717||$1,34|
|Dallas/Fort Worth||Cairns||8-15 Aug 2012||$819||$1,638|
|New York (JFK)||Cairns||28 Jul - 15 Aug 2012||$839||$1,678|
There may be other travel dates available but not enough seats to allow us to advertise. If your travel dates are flexible, use the 'Flexible with dates' option to find the best
Great fares for other travel periods are also available.
Terms and Conditions
All prices are quoted in US dollars.
Qantas flights operating on B747 or A380 equipment or a combination thereof depending on itinerary chosen.
A380 schedule subject to change and last minute change of aircraft.
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# Airfare is an additional $30 for reservations made by telephone.
~ Available on our A380, B747-400 and A330-200 aircraft, subject to last minute schedule change.
It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure all visa requirements are complied with.
Note: The US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of State have suspended special international in-transit programs.
Things to See and Do
There's so much to see and do in and around Cairns. We've put together our Top 5:
- Experience the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef - dive it, snorkel it, sail on it or fly over it - you don't even have to get wet to see this natural wonder of the world.
- Cuddle a koala or pat a kangaroo and get up close and personal to many other native Australian animals at a wildlife park.
- Explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest - take a tour of the oldest rainforest in the world with an indigenous guide.
- Explore and stay in the tropical towns of Palm Cove and Port Douglas for a peaceful change of pace and delicious gourmet foods.
- Stay on an Island of the Great Barrier Reef - experience a range of island vacations from luxury five-star resorts to the back-to-nature simplicity of tent accommodation.
Need more ideas or information?
Cairns has a lovely oceanfront promenade, lots of restaurants and buzzing nightlife. Port Douglas, just north of Cairns, is known as a glamorous hot spot for the rich and famous as well as a beachside escape for those in the know. Head here for a relaxed vibe, delicious seafood and a vibrant seafront cafe culture. Palm Cove is your other option, offering gorgeous accommodation, lovely boutiques and spas, and an idyllic stretch of beach. Alternatively check in to one of the island resorts off the coast.
Wherever you stay up here you'll have a fabulous finale to an incredible exploration. Choose from a great selection of accommodation in Cairns and surrounds.
Explore Cairns and surrounds by car or take a trip around the city. There's plenty to see around Cairns. Visit Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the reef, the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, mountain village of Kuranda and more.
Get low rates across four of Australia's leading car providers, plus there are no booking fees and Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn 3 points^ per A$1 spent on the Base Rate+ within Australia.