Things to Do in Cairns in September.

September is definately one of the better months to visit Cairns. The suns out, but it's not too hot, the nights are cooler, but not cool enough for a jumper and the waters starting to get warm - not that it ever really gets cold in Cairns.

it would be foolish to come to Cairns at this time of the year and not visit the Great Barrier Reef, maybe even do it 3 times with our  "Amazing 3 Day Reef Pass", it allows you to choose 3 out of 6 different reef cruises all for the one low price. You can potentially save over $200 with this pass.

Or if sailings more your thing then maybe try our cruise to "Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef". This cruise has a great reputation as a really fun day out and has always been one of Cairns favourite tours. Speaking of Cairns' favourite tours, have we mentioned the "Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train" yet. It's definately a must do in Cairns, and a tour the whole family will just love.

The annual humpback whale season in Cairns is still going strong in September. While it's possible to encounter whales on pretty much any reef cruise, we now have a dedicated "Cairns Whale Watching" cruise - with sightings guaranteed or you can go again for free.

Kuranda Train & Skyrail - from $112

Kuranda Village is a quaint little town located at the top of the mountain range just behind Cairns. Kuranda is most famous because of its means of getting there. The Kuranda Scenic Train winds its way in an hour and a half journey up the mountain to Kuranda, and Skyrail is a cable car ride that takes at least one hour to get there, travelling above world heritage listed rainforest.

Green Island & The Reef - from $232

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay.A day of adventure and discovery continues onto Cairns Adventures’ spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

 Michaelmas Cay Sailing - from $149

Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with this great sailing cruise. The 25 metre high-performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique locations, world-famous Michaelmas Cay and exclusive Paradise Reef, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals.

 Whale Watching - from $99

There are few more emotional or moving experiences in nature than viewing Humpback Whales up close in their natural environment.Taking the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures will leave you with memories lasting a life time.This tour also offers a guarantee, if you don't see whales you can go again for free!


What is the Weather like in Cairns in September?

September is simply perfect here in Cairns, as you can see from the table below. With a maximum average of 28° and average rainfall of just 36mm the chances of getting your holiday spoiled by the weather are pretty slim. Maybe thats why September is one of the busiest monthe in Cairns for Weddings.

Max Temp °C Max Temp °F Humidity % Min Temp °C Min Temp °F             Rainfall mm             Rainfall inches Water Temp °C Water Temp °F
28° 82° 68 19° 66° 36 2 24° 75°

September weather records

September's Hottest Day - 33.9°C (07/09/1976)

September's's Lowest Maximum - 23.1°C (07/09/1975)

September's's Lowest Minimum - 11.1°C (03/09/1948)

September's's Wettest Day - 80.0mm (27/09/1988)

September's's Highest Rainfall - 103.2mm (1951)

September's's Lowest Rainfall - 0.00mm (1948)

Whats on in September in Cairns?

  • Regular local Community Markets (click here for Markets page)
  • 30th Aug to 1th Sep - Cairns Festival
  • 7th - Carnival on Collins
  • 7th - Fathers Day
  •  8th - Ona Mission Multisport Adventure Race - Mission Beach
  • 9th - Full Moon
  • 12th to 13th - Cairns Amateurs Horseracing
  • 13th - Country Music Muster - Port Douglas
  • 19th - QLD, NSW, VIC School Holidays Begin
  • 26th - WA, SA, TAS, ACT, NT School Holidays Begin
  • 20th to 21st - Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Carnival
  • 20th - Tropical Wave Festival
  • 26th to 28th - Wallaby Creek Festival

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