September Weather Averages for Cairns

What's the weather like in Cairns in September


Cairns is a most sought after tourist destination in Far North Queensland Region in Australia. The city's top sights attract visitors from all over world who come to see the natural wonders and experience Cairns vibrancy. In September, the average temperature for the month is 23°C (73˚F). The highest temperature for September is 27°C (81˚F) while the lowest is 19°C (66˚F). The average sea tempe...

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  • Temperature Temperature 23°C 73°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 27°C 81°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 40 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 25°C 77°F

What's the weather like in Cairns in September


Cairns is a most sought after tourist destination in Far North Queensland Region in Australia. The city's top sights attract visitors from all over world who come to see the natural wonders and experience Cairns vibrancy. In September, the average temperature for the month is 23°C (73˚F). The highest temperature for September is 27°C (81˚F) while the lowest is 19°C (66˚F). The average sea temperature for August is 25°C (77˚F) which gradually increases as the month progresses.

Sunshine Hours

In September, Cairns enjoys an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. Cloud cover in September remains essentially constant throughout the month. September 11 is the clearest day of the month.


In September, rainfall begins to increase to a monthly average of 40mm for 9 days of the month. During the month, rainfall amount remains constant at around 30mm till the end of September.

Sunshine and Sunset

In September, the length of day increases gradually with a total increase of 27 minutes between the first and last day of the month. September 1 is the shortest day of the month while September 30 is the longest day of the month. The earliest sunrise at 6.00am is on September 30 and the latest sunset at 6.13pm. On the other hand, the latest sunrise is on September 1 at 6.23am and the earliest sunset at 6.10pm.


Humid conditions begin to rapidly increase in September rising from 26% at the start of the month to 42% in the course of the month.


In September, the average hourly wind speed remains constant throughout the month at 0.1 miles per hour of 7.8 miles per hour. Wind speed varies from one place to another depending on the topography and other factors.

Cairns Hotels in September

Cairns is a fabulous holiday destination that is always on the bucket list for many travelers. Thanks to its magnificent scenery, vibrant culture and relaxed atmosphere, tourists from around the world flock to Cairns every year. Cairns has excellent accommodation facilities to cater for every type of guest. Whether you're looking for luxury accommodation or operating on a tight budget, you will not lack good options to choose from.

Caravella Backpackers

Caravella Backpackers is situated on the waterfront Esplanade right in the middle of Cairns. The hotel offers clean and spacious accommodation for budget guests looking for a nice hotel from where they can fully explore what Cairns has to offer. The hostel has been around for over 30 years and therefore, travelers are guaranteed to receive the best advice about Cairns. There are magnificent water views, a tropical pool, multiple common areas as well as superb facilities. The warm and friendly staff always work around the clock to ensure guests have a memorable stay.

Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel  

Il Palazzo Luxury Cairns Hotel is an exclusive and stylish boutique apartment hotel situated in a prime location in the heart of Cairns. While here, visitors can easily access major tourist attractions and amenities in Cairns city and its environs. The hotel's unique design epitomizes style and luxury and is ideal for guests who're looking for luxurious accommodation while on holiday in Cairns. The apartments are spacious and tastefully furnished with top-notch features. The 38 suites are specially designed to ensure maximum privacy and tranquility.

Hilton Cairns

Hilton Cairns is the ultimate destination for tourists and guests looking for extraordinary and stylish accommodation that offers the best value for money. The marina is directly accessible from the hotel which is a hub where Great Barrier Reef boats leave and enter the marina. In addition, the hotel also has access to Cairns Esplanade where you can participate in numerous exciting activities. On-site dining is big plus and there is a large pool set amidst beautiful tropical gardens. From the hotel, one can quickly get to many restaurants, shops, bars and other key city amenities.

Cannon Park Hotel 

Cannon Park Motel is a family owned 4-star hotel that offers the right environment for guests to spend their time in Cairns. Here, you will encounter a warm, friendly and relaxed environment with a host of modern facilities at your disposal. The modern, quiet ensuite rooms are elegantly furnished to ensure visitors feel welcomed and at home. The Motel is conveniently located about 6.5km from Cairns CBD allowing you to unwind in a calm environment. There's no doubt, prices are pocket friendly compared to what you would pay if you sleep on the Cairns Esplanade.

Cairns Beaches in September

Clifton Beach is and delightfully charming, quiet and laid-back beach dotted with endless tropical palm trees and superb white sandy beaches. Situated 22 kilometers North of Cairns and 42 kilometers south of Port Douglas, the beach offers picturesque views of the mountain ranges and rainforest.  It is also a swimmers paradise and comes with spacious accommodation facilities for those who want to have an intimate experience with nature.

Restaurants and Bars

Cairns is a dining and entertainment hub and therefore, you can expect to find a wide variety of restaurants, bars and other leisure facilities. The standards here are obviously high and visitors are spoilt for choice as every cuisine and drink from around the world is served in Cairns.

Jimmy's Burger & Co.

Jimmy's Burger & Co. is a hub for the finest foods and drinks in Cairns. If you're looking for a place you can eat delicious food and enjoy a wide array of drinks, you've come to the right place. The best burgers and booze accompanied by joyous times is what you will find at Jimmy's Burger & Co. Food is prepared using the freshest local ingredients and guests have their meals in an iconic venue. The restaurant is open daily from 11am till late.

Brothers Leagues Club

Brothers Leagues Club is an entertainment venue like no other. Whether you're interested in having lunch, dinner, a snack or your favorite drink, Brothers Leagues Club has everything under one roof. Each day of the week, there are numerous fun activities and events to keep revelers happy and entertained. You can never get bored because you will get a chance to meet new friends, interact and unwind as you experience what Cairns has to offer. There's something new and different every day. The club opens daily from 9am-4am.

North Bar and Kitchen Cairns

North Bar and Kitchen Cairns is an elegant restaurant on a waterfront location with refreshing sea breezes from the Trinity Inlet. Guests have a choice of taking breakfast, lunch or dinner at an exclusive award winning facility which is also famous for hosting various outdoor events. The deck has unobstructed water views providing the perfect backdrop for hosting venues in a scenic and tranquil environment. Breakfast is served daily from 6am-10.30am, lunch 12pm-3pm and dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm. The bar opens from 12pm to Late.

Four Cinq 

Four Cinq is a Japanese cuisine restaurant located on Lake Street in Cairns Central Business District. The Ramen restaurant uses premium quality and fresh ingredients from local farmers around Australia. Four Cinq is known for its delicious Japanese style noodles with a blend of Australian flours. In addition, there are various types of sweets, pastries, cakes and breads carefully made to excite every tastebud. Guests who come here to indulge in real and original food look forward to coming back. The restaurant opens from Monday to Saturday from 11.30am-4pm and 5.30pm-8pm for last orders. 

Things to do in Cairns in September

Visit Crystal Cascades   

Crystal Cascades is one of Tropical North Queensland's best kept secrets. It is an isolated fresh water swimming hole that lies deep and hidden inside a tropical rainforest. Numerous small waterfalls drain into a larger pool that is surrounded by gigantic granite boulders. The mountain water is cool and refreshing thanks to the rainforest trees surrounding the pool. This is an excellent site to visit as it has amazing picnic sites and BBQ areas.

Tour Flecker Botanical Gardens 

Flecker Botanical Gardens is a tropical oasis that exists within the Cairns Botanical Gardens located 4 kilometers away from Cairns City. The garden boasts of 38 acres which consist of rare plants you're not likely to find anywhere else in the world. The Botanical gardens have been in existence since 1886 and has a wide selection of tropical flora and exotic species of bamboos, vines, aroids, palms, gingers and tropical fruit trees among others. It is free to access the Cairns Botanical Gardens, however visitors are encouraged to donate to help maintain the park.

Crocodile Explorer Tours

Crocodile Explorer Tours are famous for visitors who love to see animals at close range. While in Cairns, you can organize to go on a boat cruise and visit the crocodile farm to see the reptiles in their natural habitat. During the water cruise, crocodile spotting is one of the most favorite and exciting moments for every visitor. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures located 40 minutes north of Cairns is a must visit as it is the best spot in Tropical North Queensland to see crocodiles and other wild animals. There are many timber boardwalks that meander through the rainforest and woodlands where you can see tropical reptiles, bird, insects and native fauna.

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

The Great Barrier Reef can be best visited using a high speed catamaran, a journey that takes 45 minutes from Cairns to the beautiful Island famous for its unique reef and coral cay. Once at the Green Barrier Reef, you can engage in numerous fun activities such as diving and snorkeling to see the most amazing coral and marine life. Alternatively, you can opt not to get into the water and instead, visit the underwater observatory to view the rich and beautiful marine life.

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