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$821 Find cheap flights from Queenstown to Cairns

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Cheap flight deals from Queenstown to Cairns (ZQN-CNS)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Queenstown to Cairns that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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18:00 - 09:50ZQN-CNS
17h 50m1 stop
16:35 - 13:30CNS-ZQN
18h 55m1 stop
$821Virgin Australia
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Thu, 18 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
18:00 - 15:55ZQN-CNS
23h 55m2 stops
16:35 - 13:30CNS-ZQN
18h 55m1 stop
$875Virgin Australia
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Thu, 18 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
18:00 - 15:55ZQN-CNS
23h 55m2 stops
13:50 - 13:30CNS-ZQN
21h 40m2 stops
$925Virgin Australia
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Thu, 18 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
17:30 - 14:00ZQN-CNS
23h 30m1 stop
17:35 - 14:50CNS-ZQN
18h 15m1 stop
$989Virgin Australia
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Mon, 2 Dec - Sat, 7 Dec
14:30 - 10:15ZQN-CNS
22h 45m2 stops
14:45 - 14:50CNS-ZQN
21h 05m1 stop
$1,058Virgin Australia
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Mon, 2 Dec - Sat, 7 Dec
18:20 - 12:05ZQN-CNS
20h 45m2 stops
09:10 - 08:35CNS-ZQN
20h 25m2 stops
$1,337Air New Zealand
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Mon, 2 Dec - Sat, 7 Dec

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FAQs for booking flights from Queenstown to Cairns

  • What is the cheapest flight from Queenstown to Cairns?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Queenstown to Cairns was $503 for a return ticket.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Queenstown to Cairns?

    Queenstown and Cairns are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Queenstown from Queenstown Intl and will be arriving at Cairns.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Queenstown to Cairns?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Queenstown to Cairns?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Queenstown and Cairns.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Queenstown to Cairns?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Queenstown to Cairns.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Queenstown to Cairns?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cairns from Queenstown is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Queenstown to Cairns?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cairns with an airline and back to Queenstown with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Queenstown to Cairns?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cairns from Queenstown up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top airlines flying from Queenstown to Cairns

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Queenstown to Cairns. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Queenstown to Cairns? 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.
Virgin AustraliaOverall score based on 577 reviews
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The seats are so uncomfortable. The food doesn't exist unless you pay. Disappointed

4.0 OkaySam, May 2024MEL - SYD
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The seats are so uncomfortable. The food doesn't exist unless you pay. Disappointed

This time is good . Don’t cancel flight with out early notice .

Very good experience, considering the short flight the meals were served promptly after takeoff.

X class seats in row 3 with the new configuration are very poor in fact I feel 3B and 3E should no longer be considered as X class seat as there is no forward seat pocket available to these seats and greatly reduced leg room due the intrusion of the business class armrests/table module

It was pretty good. Everyone friendly. Like all airlines, the draconian limitations on baggage and weight and not giving even a free soda kind of drags down the experience a bit.

Last 10 minutes boarding they canceled the flight and didn’t organise anything

Estheticly the plane looks great, although the seats are way too upright. If the seats were just slightly more reclined then the comfort level would increase tenfold. I had the stiffest neck after just a short flight due to this. A nap was almost out of the question.

Cabin crew were very professional and welcoming. They certainly appeared to have lifted their game. Congratulations

I know not directly a Virgin "thing" but I hold Virgin responsible for their subcontractors. Had to wait 45 minutes waiting for baggage at PER before the belt conveyor even started. This is unacceptable and hopefully Virgin engages with whoever to pull their fingers out. I realise PER staff are generally slow at the best of times but this was ridiculous. Maybe more seating for those waiting, a cafe in the baggage area for a light meal while we wait or at the very least a troop of dancing girls to entertain the punters while they stare at the conveyor belt start light almost willing it to fire up.

Very poor. Flight was cancelled due to captain exceeding hours. Told to fend for ourselves for 12 hours until a new flight could be done. This meant overnight accommodation in Hobart. Next plane was delayed and no food onboard. No apologies from Virgin. Extremely disappointing.

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

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.

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

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Flight was delayed by 1 hour, we board then had to sit on the tarmac for another hour before take off. The flight was fine but again another delay with the baggage which took another hour to appear on the carousel.

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

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