July Weather Averages for Cairns, Australia

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in July


Cairns is one of the world's best tourist destinations found in Far North Queensland Region, Australia. The city is well known for numerous top global tourist destinations. July is mild winter season in Cairns as the average temperatures are 22°C (71˚F). On the other hand, the highest temperature for July is 25°C (77˚F) while the lowest temperature is 18°C (64˚F). The average sea temperature for Jul...

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 71°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 30 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 11 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 24°C 75°F

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in July


Cairns is one of the world's best tourist destinations found in Far North Queensland Region, Australia. The city is well known for numerous top global tourist destinations. July is mild winter season in Cairns as the average temperatures are 22°C (71˚F). On the other hand, the highest temperature for July is 25°C (77˚F) while the lowest temperature is 18°C (64˚F). The average sea temperature for July is 24°C (75˚F) with temperature remaining essentially constant in the entire month.

Sunshine Hours

In July, Cairns enjoys an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. Cloud cover in July gradually decreases from 46% to 40%.  July 31 is the clearest day of the month.


In July, it is the dry season and therefore, rainfall is extremely low. The monthly average is 30mm for 11 days of the month. The average rainfall as the month begins is 40mm but drops to 33mm in the last days of July.

Sunshine and Sunset

In July, the length of days remains the same with the shortest day of the month being July 1 while July 31 is the longest day of the month. The latest sunrise in July occurs on July 8 at 6.47am while the earliest sunrise is on July 31 at 6.42am. July 1 has the earliest sunset at 5.54pm and the latest sunset at 6.04pm on July 31.


July has low humid conditions with a continuous drop being witnessed from 20% at the start of the month to 14% as the month progresses.


In July, the average wind speed remains constant during the entire month at 0.1 miles per hour within 8.4 miles per hour. However, topography and other factors directly influence the wind speed at a given area.

Cairns Hotels in July

Cairns is a popular tourist hotspot with plenty of accommodation to cater for different budgets. If you want to have an exciting and memorable holiday in Cairns, you need to wisely choose your accommodation options. Cairns has every accommodation you need. Whether you're looking for a 5 star hotel or budget hotels, there are numerous choices to pick from.

City Terraces Holiday Apartments 

City Terraces Holiday Apartments is the perfect place for guests to relax and unwind. Located in the heart of Cairns, the apartments are spacious, elegant, clean and comfortable. It doesn't matter whether you are on holiday or business, the self-contained apartments are designed to suit the needs of every guest. There are a total of 19 one bedroom and 15 two bedroom apartments coupled with a nice swimming pool, lush gardens, barbecue area and lobby facilities. From here, guests can quickly and easily access Cairns' top rated and world famous tourist attractions.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel  

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel is the ultimate backpacker's hostel that is centrally situated in Cairns center. The hotel sits right next to the Rustys Market and is surrounded by numerous boutique shops, restaurants and clubs. Gilligan's features fabulous accommodation themed in a traditional dorm style. All the rooms at the hotel have private en-suite bathrooms. At Gilligan's, guests have a perfect opportunity to enjoy their stay in a modern, well-managed budget accommodation facility with a Deck Bar and lagoon pool. The hotel is the perfect base for guests to venture out and explore the many natural wonders that make Cairns popular.

Coral Towers Holiday Apartments

Coral Towers Holiday Apartments is a traveler's paradise. Located in a picturesque scenery on Cairns Esplanade amongst beautiful palm trees, the apartments have magnificent view of the ocean all the way to Green Island. The apartments are only 5 minutes away from the Cairns Lagoon pool and a wide selection of waterfront restaurants and cafes. The elegant, creatively designed and quiet apartments offer the perfect ambience for anyone looking to unwind and have fun. These apartments are suitable for families, individuals, groups and business travelers looking for easy access to Great Barrier Reef and the entire Far North Queensland region. The large pristine pool overlooking Trinity Bay is one of the best relaxation spots.

Cairns City Palms  

Cairns City Palms is set amidst numerous amenities such as supermarkets, hotels, bars, gyms, restaurants and bars. World-famous Cairns Esplanade is 5 minutes from the hotel whose rooms and apartments are designed with spacious and modern fittings. There is a tropical outdoor pool with a Balinese hut, sun lounges and pool side tables for guests to relax and enjoy Cairns weather. From Cairns City Palms, it is easy to access major attractions in the city such as the Cairns Central Shopping Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, Arts Gallery, Night Markets and Cairns Marina among other attractions.

Cairns Beaches in July

Palm Cove Beach 

Palm Cove is a quiet, relaxing beach and tropical paradise with numerous waterfront hotels, restaurants and spas. If you're looking for an unforgettable beach holiday, Palm Cove provides the perfect environment and ambience. Aside from exciting hotels, the beach's friendly and welcoming surroundings make it possible for guests to socialize, make new friends and participate in numerous activities. The beach is also a popular destination for events such as weddings and parties.

Restaurants and Bars

Cairns is a hub for dining and entertainment with the city boasting of the finest cuisine and themed restaurants to cater for every type of tastebud. There are numerous places you can relax, enjoy your favorite meal and drink while experiencing firsthand what Cairns has to offer its visitors.


Bellocale is destination for food lovers looking for a unique restaurant that serves mouthwatering dishes from around the globe. The meals are fresh, fabulous and presented creatively. The service is brilliant and the atmosphere is relaxed and casual typical of Cairns dining culture. The restaurant's mouthwatering cocktails are worth every coin and the level of personalized guest service is excellent. Bellocale opens on Tuesday to Thursday 5.30pm – 9.30pm, Friday 12pm-9.30pm and Saturday 5.30pm-9.30pm.

Indian Brothers Restaurant   

Indian Brothers Restaurant brings North India's authentic food culture to Australia. Meals are carefully prepared and cooked to perfection using the freshest ingredients and traditional spices. The restaurant has a traditional Tandoor oven to guarantee the best Indian experience. The chefs are experts in Tandoori cooking with foods prepared to retain their authentic flavour accompanied by the best herbs and spices. Opening hours are everyday of the week from 10am-10pm.

M Yogo

M Yogo is a top French dining award winning restaurant in Cairns. With a breathtaking 180-degree of the Cairns Marina, ocean, inlet and mountains, there's no better place you would want to be. Mature Yogo offers sumptuous French cuisine and is a haven for relaxation as you enjoy the rich menu and go on a tour of France's dining culture. The welcoming atmosphere and a team of friendly staff ensure you have a rewarding dining experience. All the meals are prepared to perfection using the freshest ingredients. M Yogo is open 7 days a week from 11.30am -2.30pm and 5.30pm-8.30pm.

Three Wolves

Three Wolves enables guests to have fun and relax in an entertaining, friendly and welcoming environment. Located in the heart of Cairns CBD, patrons are welcomed to a unique and premium experience. There is a wide variety of cocktails, beers, wines, speciality whiskey and spirits. Drinks come with delicious foods and offerings, you can sit back, eat and drink. Three Wolves is open daily from 4pm till late.

Things to do in Cairns in July

Visit Cairns Aquarium  

Cairns Aquarium is the only aquarium in the entire world which exclusively features species and habitats unique to Tropical North Queensland. This is the best opportunity to come up close and candid with the world's most deadly, elusive and fascinating creatures. The aquarium connects guests to the natural wonders such as The Great Barrier Reef, The Gulf Savannah, Cape York Region and The Wet Tropics. Visitors are greeted to sights of the rarest animals in the world as well as superb biodiversity that connects to the adjoining attractions. This is definitely a memorable trip you wouldn't want to miss while in Cairns. The aquarium opens 7 days of the week 9am -5pm.

Trip to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a famous Cairns tourist destination with a deep rooted history of Australia. The world's most ancient living culture which has been around for over 40,000 years is best experienced when you visit the cultural park. While here, you get to better understand the Aboriginal culture as well as see various exciting traditional cultural performances, art and food. For history loves, you cannot afford to miss this unique historical and cultural experience.

Cairns Waterfall Tour  

Cairns Waterfall Tour takes you on a journey to see Australia's most scenic, beautiful and impressive waterfalls in Atherton Tablelands. If you're a photographer, waterfall enthusiast, wildlife catcher or just love being outdoors exploring natural wonders, this tour is best suited for you. Get the chance to explore different waterfalls while enjoying swimming, bush walks and relax in quiet forest ecosystems. The tour covers Lake Barrine, Malanda Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls, Curtain Fig Tree, Zilliee Falls, Ellinjaa Falls, Mungalli Falls and Millstream Falls.

Experience Cairns Esplanade

Cairns Esplanade is the main tourist attraction for any visitor coming to Cairns. The Esplanade is home to various exciting amenities and activities to keep you happy and entertained throughout the day and night. Even though its mild winter in July, the temperatures are still ideal for outdoor exploration. There are endless restaurants, bars and shops to sample. Irrespective of your age, culture and social background, there's definitely something for you to do on Cairns Esplanade.  

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