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The Best Time to Visit Cairns

Cairns Climate


Summers can get very hot and wet but the rainforests are also spectacular during this time of the year. The waters are also at their clearest so it's a great time to go swimming. Winter temperature is more pleasant, but evening are still chilly so bring some warm clothes. Read more on What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday.

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The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland

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Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures In Cairns (Celsius)


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 31 31 30 29 29 26 26 27 28 29 31 31
Min 24 24 23 22 20 18 17 17 19 21 22 23
Rain 396 455 428 197 89 46 29 27 34 47 98 181

RAIN – Rainfall in mm

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures In Cairns (Fahrenheit)


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 87 87 86 84 84 78 78 80 82 84 87 87
Min 75 75 73 71 68 64 62 62 66 70 71 73
Rain 15.59 17.91 16.85 7.76 3.5 1.81 1.14 1.06 1.34 1.85 3.86 7.12

RAIN – Rainfall in Inches

School Holidays In Cairns, Queensland


The summer holidays start in late December until January. There are also two weeks off per term, in early April, late June and late September.

In Queensland, the Queen's Birthday is celebrated on the first weekend of October while Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of May. Easter Sunday is also observed. Read more about Public Holidays in Australia .

The Best Time To Visit Cairns


September and October offer the best travel weather, being between the winter and summer season. You can still enjoy the sun and warmer evenings.

Make sure you pre-book the motorhome for your self-drive holiday, as well as your stay at campgrounds. MyDriveHoliday has the best vehicles from Australia's top brands in Cairns Campervan Hire. You can also get a list of Caravan Parks In Cairns.

Planning a trip from this city to the next? Know The Best Time To Visit Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Townsville. There are more weather information and useful tips in Climate And Seasons Of Queensland .

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