Cairns Travel Information

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Cairns Scene Cairns is the perfect city for merry revelers, passionate divers and adrenaline junkies, offering booming nightlife and heart-pounding adventure amid a vibrant, tropical setting. This friendly Queensland city of 130,000 is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and the rest of Cape York Peninsula. Embark on an eco-adventure or take a dip in a lagoon pool before hitting the town to unwind and shake what you’ve got Down Under.

Things to do in Cairns: Cairns Esplanade Lagoon • Cairns Botanic Gardens • Cairns Aquarium • Esplanade Boardwalk • Kuranda Scenic Railway • Josephine Falls • Green Island

Highly rated hotels in Cairns: Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort • Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino • Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns • Pullman Cairns International • Hilton Cairns



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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Cairns International is 9,415 miles, with a flight time of approx 19 hrs. Cairns's IATA airport code is CNS.
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Climate: The most popular time of year to visit Cairns is between June and October. This is considered the best time to visit with crystal clear skies, cool breezes and perfect scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef. The wet season usually begins to build up around December, giving humid days and possibly stormy nights. Most rainfall occurs during January, February and March, and is usually in the form of heavy tropical storms in the late afternoons.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑SIN
(BA) ba
SIN‑SYD
(BA) ba
SYD‑CNS
(QF) qf

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy807020 170340
WTP1009020 210420
Business16014040 340680
First24021060 5101020
 
Route 2LON‑HKG
(BA) ba
HKG‑SYD
(CX) cx
SYD‑CNS
(QF) qf

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy707020 160320
WTP909020 200400
Business14014040 320640
First21021060 480960
 
Route 3LON‑BKK
(BA) ba
BKK‑HKG
(CX) cx
HKG‑SYD
(CX) cx
SYD‑CNS
(QF) qf
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy70207020180360
WTP90259020205410
Business1404014040360720
First21060210605401080
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Cairns, (Zone 9, 7,001+ miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy32,50050,000
World Traveller Plus65,000100,000
Club125,000150,000
First170,000200,000


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