October Weather Averages for Cairns

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in October


Cairns is a famous tourist destination in Australia's Far North Queensland Region. The resort's magnificent beaches, natural wonders, friendly people and a vibrant dining and entertainment scene are Cairns major tourist highlights. In October, temperatures begin to rise to an average temperature of 25°C (76˚F). The highest temperature for October is 28°C (82˚F) while the lowest temperature is 21°C...

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 76°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 28°C 82°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 70°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 50 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 26°C 79°F

What's the Weather Like in Cairns in October


Cairns is a famous tourist destination in Australia's Far North Queensland Region. The resort's magnificent beaches, natural wonders, friendly people and a vibrant dining and entertainment scene are Cairns major tourist highlights. In October, temperatures begin to rise to an average temperature of 25°C (76˚F). The highest temperature for October is 28°C (82˚F) while the lowest temperature is 21°C (70˚F). The average sea temperature for October is 26°C (79˚F). The surface water temperature gradually increases as the month progresses.

Sunshine Hours

In October, Cairns enjoys an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Cloud cover in October remains essentially constant throughout the month. October 1 is the clearest day of the month.


In October, there are rapid increase in the average amount of rainfall with a monthly average of 50mm for 10 days of the month. In the course of the month, rainfall amount rapidly increases from 33mm at the start of the month and ending October at 63mm.

Sunshine and Sunset

In October, the length of day gradually increases with a total increase of 28 minutes between the first and last day of the month. October 1 is the shortest day of the month while October 31 is the longest day of the month. The earliest sunrise is on October 31 at 5.39am while the latest sunrise is on October 1 at 5.59am. On the other hand, October 31 has the latest sunset at 6.21pm and the October 1 the earliest sunset at 6.14pm.


In October, humidity begins to increase very rapidly across the month rising from 43% at the beginning of October to 76% in the course of the month.


In October, the average hourly wind speed remains constant throughout the month at 0.1 miles per hour of 7.7 miles per hour. The precise wind speed of an area depends on key factors such as the local topography conditions.

Other Weather

In October, temperatures are begin to rise due to the Summer Season. During this time, there is an increased risk of extreme heat that can cause heat waves.

Cairns Hotels in October

Cairns is a magnificent tourist magnet that draws in visitors from around the world. There is so much to see and do in Cairns and for this reason, guests are always on the lookout for nice accommodation facilities in the city. Fortunately, the city is blessed with some of the best hotels in the region and Australia. Whether you're interested in luxury 5-star hotels or budget accommodation, Cairns has all the facilities you need.

Dreamtime Travellers Rest 

Dreamtime Travellers Rest is an amazing backpackers hotel that offers clean and friendly accommodation for anyone who wants to experience Cairns on a budget. Set amidst a lush green tropical oasis, the award-winning hotel has superb shared rooms and a nice range of facilities to ensure guests are comfortable. Many guests love the hotel for its quiet and homely atmosphere as well as direct access to Cairns' major tourist attractions.

201 Lake Street

201 Lake Street is the ultimate accommodation option for guests who want to have an authentic Cairns experience. The facility consists of beautiful one and two bedroom apartments that come with a private balcony and magnificent views of the surrounding. 201 Lake Street is strategically located off the Esplanade and within a walking distance to Cairns city center. The apartments are suitable for both holidaymakers and corporate travelers as well as guests keen on a longer stay. The rooms are spaciously furnished with modern décor and come with exquisite outdoor facilities to allow guests soak up in Cairns warm and beautiful weather.

Pacific Hotel Cairns 

Pacific Hotel Cairns is a luxurious hotel that caters for high-end travelers looking for an unforgettable Cairns accommodation experience. Situated on the beautiful Cairns Esplanade with views of the Trinity Harbour and Reef Fleet Terminal, it is a dream paradise for every traveler. The hotel is within a short walking distance to the Esplanade Lagoon famous for its waterside boardwalks and parklands. Rooms are tastefully furnished with excellent ocean views, mountains and the city's skyline. Each room comes with a private spacious balcony. 

Barrier Reef Tourist Park   

Barrier Reef Tourist Park is an exciting property that features different types of unique and exclusive villas tailored for the needs of different types of guests. You have a choice to pick from one bedroom cabins, two bedroom villas or caravans with a spacious ensuite for those who want to have a camping experience. The unique types of accommodation have been designed to ensure maximum privacy and tranquility. The tourist park is only 10 minutes away from the Cairns CBD.

Cairns Beaches in October  

Green Island has a nice, quiet and laid-back beachfront which can be accessed using a catamaran from Cairns. On the island is a tropical paradise that is home to thousands of native plants, birds and animals. If you're looking for utmost privacy, Green Island beachfront is worth checking out.

Restaurants and Bars

Cairns dining and entertainment is an unforgettable experience for any traveler who gets the chance to visit this lovely resort city. As long as you're in Cairns, you can never run out of dining options as the variety available is awesome. Whether you're looking for your favorite meal, hoping to try out new cuisine or enjoy your favorite tropical drinks, Cairns is your home of dining.


Piato is the home for any diner looking for a restaurant with a casual setting and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Piato has a rich enticing menu that cuts across various cuisines. It has been previously voted as the 3rd best restaurant in Far North Queensland by the Australian Culinary Federation. If you wish to savour the finest flavours that Cairns has to offer, this is the place to be. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining sections with breathtaking water views and there is also a cocktail bar on site. The restaurant opens from 11am-9pm.

Wawawa Izakaya 

Wawawa Izakaya is a five star Japanese restaurant that serves an excellent range of Japanese and Asian cuisine accompanied by mouthwatering beverages. Delicious meals prepared by the finest chefs are served by friendly staff with impressive customer service. The food is creatively, impeccably and beautifully presented.  Guests love to go on a tour of Asia's culinary journey in a laid-back and comfortable environment. The food and drinks are made using the freshest and exciting ingredients. The restaurant opens from 5.30pm-9pm.

Piccolo Cucina   

Piccolo Cusina is a traditional Italian restaurant that is situated in the heart of Cairns. If you're a foodie in love with Italian Cuisine, this restaurant should be on your to-do list. Piccolo Cucina specializes in both handmade pasta and hand stretched pizza with unique ingredients and numerous flavour varieties. The restaurant sources all its ingredients from local farmers and producers. The range of cocktails available is impressive and guests can be assured of a memorable dining experience. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11.30am-9.30pm, Saturday 4pm-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm.

Green Ant Cantina & Brewpub 

Green Ant Cantina & Brewpub is Cairns' well-kept secret spot having been in operation since 2001. The facility comprises of a restaurant, bar and music venue as well as the ability to hold different kinds of events. Food served here is inspired from South American, Baja Californian and Caribbean cuisines. Fresh local produce and ingredients are used to prepare mouthwatering dishes that cater for every type of visitor. There are amazing cocktails to quench your thirst i.e. Mojitos, Margaritas and Sangria as well as an extensive range of beers and wines including vegan and organic wines. The restaurant and bar opens Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm till late.

Things to do in Cairns in October

Tour Kuranda Rainforest Markets 

Kuranda Rainforest Markets are famous around the world because of the beautiful natural ecosystem that surrounds the markets. The two market locations; Heritage Markets and Original Markets are located deep in the village in the rainforest. This is not your ordinary market as shopping is done in the middle of a dense tropical rainforest with picturesque scenery. If you're an art lover, there are numerous stalls with aboriginal artifacts, unusual souvenirs, paintings, wood and jewellery as well as unique handmade leather goods. Stall sellers are friendly and welcoming so you can have fun buying your items. In addition, there are numerous food stalls in case you become hungry and need delicious food, tropical fruit juices and snacks. Music is in the air and guests are free to make song requests. This is an exciting place to be and a must-visit especially for nature and shopping lovers.

Ride on Kuranda Scenic Railway 

Kuranda Scenic Railway tour takes you on one of the most unique rail journeys in the world. The railway connects Cairns to Kuranda, a village famous for its World Heritage Listed rainforest and numerous natural wonders. On the way, travellers get to see spectacular and rare plants and animals. The railways which is now a tourist attraction meanders its way through the rugged hills with thick and dense vegetation. This gives you an opportunity to come up close and candid with rare plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest. You also have spectacular views of numerous waterfalls and the stunning Barron Gorge. This is definitely an unforgettable rail journey for anyone wishing to venture out into the interior.

Travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on a fascinating journey to discover the world's most ancient tropical rainforest. The skyrail tour is an iconic experience that gives you a perfect bird's eye view of Australia's World Heritage tropical forest while enjoying the sights, sounds and tranquility associated with a beautiful and enchanting ecosystem. During the skyrail, you can see various attractions such as the Barron River and other natural wonders that have been in existence for millions of years.

Tour Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Esplanade Lagoon has to feature prominently on every traveller's list of things to do in Cairns. As one of the most visited areas, the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is a magnificent landmark that faces the Trinity Inlet and has a large lagoon used as a safe public swimming spot accessible throughout the year. While on the beautiful sandy beaches, you can relax, take a stroll or participate in various beachside games and activities. The lagoon is usually open from 6am-9pm Thursday to Tuesday and Wednesday 12pm-9pm.

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