Cairns, Queensland, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Cairns, Queensland, Australia? If you're planning to go to Cairns, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Cairns, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cairns, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Cairns, Queensland, Australia by month

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January

January in Cairns is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you visit Cairns during February, you may find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Cairns can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you go to Cairns in May, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you are traveling to Cairns in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Cairns is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cairns, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Cairns is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cairns, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Cairns is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cairns, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Cairns is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cairns, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Cairns during December, you will probably find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Cairns Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Cairns.

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