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Find cheap flights from Cairns to New Zealand from $384

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cairns to New Zealand departing on 25/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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$384
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Top tips for finding cheap flights to New Zealand

  • Morning departure is around 15% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

Top airline flying from Cairns to New Zealand

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cairns to New Zealand? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
6.7
JetstarOverall score based on 632 reviews
6.5Comfort
5.8Food
7.4Crew
5.2Entertainment
7.0Boarding
Airline reviews

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

8.0 ExcellentSteve, Mar 2024ADL - MEL
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Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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Recent return flight deals

2/6Sun
1 stopJetstar
13h 20mCNS-AKL
9/6Sun
1 stopJetstar
11h 55mAKL-CNS
$610
19/6Wed
1 stopJetstar
13h 20mCNS-AKL
21/6Fri
1 stopJetstar
14h 00mAKL-CNS
$687
6/8Tue
1 stop
17h 55mCNS-AKL
12/8Mon
1 stop
9h 05mAKL-CNS
$803
13/9Fri
1 stopVirgin Australia
17h 45mCNS-ZQN
21/9Sat
1 stopVirgin Australia
27h 45mZQN-CNS
$830
6/8Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 40mCNS-AKL
13/8Tue
directAir New Zealand
5h 40mAKL-CNS
$862
13/9Fri
1 stopVirgin Australia
17h 45mCNS-ZQN
21/9Sat
2 stopsVirgin Australia
23h 55mZQN-CNS
$867
6/8Tue
1 stop
15h 25mCNS-AKL
15/8Thu
1 stop
9h 20mAKL-CNS
$898
6/8Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 40mCNS-AKL
10/8Sat
directAir New Zealand
5h 40mAKL-CNS
$1,053
6/8Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
16h 50mCNS-AKL
13/8Tue
1 stopQantas Airways
17h 45mAKL-CNS
$1,080
6/8Tue
2 stopsQantas Airways
15h 00mCNS-AKL
14/8Wed
1 stopQantas Airways
7h 50mAKL-CNS
$1,097

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Recent one-way flight deals

25/6Tue
1 stopJetstar
17h 15mCNS-AKL
$384
13/8Tue
1 stopJetstar
24h 20mCNS-AKL
$385
31/5Fri
1 stop
13h 05mCNS-AKL
$405
14/8Wed
1 stopJetstar
17h 15mCNS-AKL
$408
19/9Thu
2 stopsVirgin Australia
21h 40mCNS-ZQN
$439
19/9Thu
1 stopVirgin Australia
25h 50mCNS-ZQN
$443
11/6Tue
2 stops
18h 20mCNS-WLG
$462
1/6Sat
directAir New Zealand
4h 40mCNS-AKL
$485
13/8Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 40mCNS-AKL
$513
11/10Fri
1 stopEmirates
22h 05mCNS-CHC
$600

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Cairns - New Zealand Flights

Departure:

Cairns (CNS)Australia

Return flight deals:

New Zealand - Cairns

Cabin classes:

$1,898