Information about flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Melbourne, home to over 4 million residents, and ranked highly most livable city in Monocle's 2015 Quality of Life Survey rankings. Melbourne was given its name by Queen Victoria, after whom the state of its origin is proudly named after. Founded on the banks of the Yarra River in 1835, the discovery of gold helped transform this early settlement into the cosmopolitan wonder and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. With the most extensive street car network in the world, travelling around Melbourne is easy and convenient for both locals and travelers.
When looking for places to visit in Melbourne, Federation Square is a popular area with travelers artfully blending the beautiful and historical architecture, with modern and edgy design. Another popular tourist destination it the Eureka Tower, named after the famous miners rebellion. Eureka tower offers outstanding 360 views of the city; it's easy to understand why this tower has become such an icon for locals and visitors alike.
Closer to earth, but just as breathtaking are the momentous art works, and stained glass ceiling, at the National Gallery of Victoria. The city is not only famous for its paintings inside the museum but also its art on the streets. With famous street artists always at work their unique art gives passers by a taste of Melbourne.
For visitors interested in spending more time relaxing on the beach, don't forget to check out the creative and wonderfully decorated Boxes of Brighton Beach, which always bring smiles to everyone's faces. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy all the wonders this famous metropolis has to offer with the vintage smell of roasted Melbourne coffee beans high on the air.
For travelers travelling from Melbourne to Cairns, the most efficient way is by plane on one of Australia's top airlines, Jetstar, Virgin Australia or Qantas frequently used by locals and visitors offer inexpensive flights over the distance. With numerous flights per day visitors should have no difficulty finding an airline that suits their need.
When arriving in Cairns the only word that describes the small port city is spectacular. Cairns is the tropical gateway to north Queensland, and gives visitors access to some of the most unique and diverse eco-systems from an abundant green jungle to bright blue sea. Cairns is where the Australian rainforest meets the Coral reef.
Renowned as one of Australia's most popular visiting places for tourists Cairns is well set up for visitors, with vintage Australian pubs, shopping malls and wildlife zoos. With its many free outdoor activities, bargains of the night markets and affordable food courts Cairns is a very attractive city for visitors with a budget, especially for families and backtrackers. Port Douglas, just north of Cairns is a dream destination for swimming enthusiasts and divers, visitors are able to book a cruise and visit the largest barrier reef known to man, the only living structure that can be seen from space, the suitably named 'Great Barrier Reef'. Visitors are also spoiled with the chance to experience the tribal aboriginal native lifestyle, where the Tjapukai people take great pride in teaching visitors their traditional aboriginal skills, such as ancient tribal techniques, dancing ceremony's and learning to throw a boomerang.
With the Great Barrier Reef and lush rainforest on its doorstep Cairns is a great place to enjoy the tropical side of Australia.
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Flight offers Cairns in May
|15/05/17 - 21/05/17||22/05/17 - 28/05/17||29/05/17 - 4/06/17|
Flight offers to Cairns for next weekend
|19/05/17 - 21/05/17||26/05/17 - 28/05/17||2/06/17 - 4/06/17|
Cost of living in Melbourne compared with Cairns
|Food and beverages||Melbourne||Cairns||Difference|
|Beer (0.5 liter)||6.00 $||6.00 $||0%|
|Milk coffee||4.00 $||5.00 $||+25%|
|Meal at McDonald's||10.00 $||10.00 $||0%|
|Water (0.33 liter)||3.00 $||3.00 $||0%|
|Monthly pass||141.00 $||201.00 $||+43%|
|One-way ticket||4.00 $||4.00 $||0%|
|Taxi starting price (normal tariff)||4.00 $||3.00 $||-25%|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||66.00 $||86.00 $||+30%|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||99.00 $||89.00 $||-10%|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||4,475.00 $||3,147.00 $||-30%|
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