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Added : January 14, 2016, 21:57 pm
Last Updated : April 20, 2016, 18:12 pm
Title : Winter in Cairns

Travelling to Cairns and wondering what winter clothes to pack? You don’t need a lot of winter woollies in our wonderful tropical climate. All you need is light cover: a cardigan or light jacket.


Winter in Australia runs from June to August: no snow, no rain, no long bleak days. It’s just heaven, really. Because Cairns is in far northern Australia and closer to the equator than Australia’s major cities, our winters are mild (correction: almost non existent!).

During winter in Cairns, our overage temperatures range from 17-26°C (*62.6-78.8°F) . We generally experience sunny and dry days and our tropical winter climate is a haven from the colder climates to the south. Not only do international visitors flock to Cairns in winter so too do our southern Aussie neighbours.

Casual clothing is recommended and a jacket/cardigan and long cotton trousers will come in handy on cooler winter nights. Woolens and heavy coats are rarely spotted in Cairns and are a sure sign of a tourist.

Layers are something we are unfamiliar with and a long sleeve cotton shirt is exactly that, a long sleeve cotton shirt to be worn as your outer and only layer of clothing.

At FNQ Apartments, our travel consultants are all long term Cairns locals. They have weathered the summer and the winter and know and love Cairns and all it has to offer. Ask us about accommodation, clothing, activities, tours, shopping, banking, eating, language, etc.

We live here and we love it. We want to share the love with you too because winter in Cairns is a fairytale delight. Book with FNQ Apartments for a lovely warm feeling of satisfaction.

* To convert °C to °F, multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32

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