12 days in Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Take a break from the city and head to Opal Reef and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Horses in Port, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns travel itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Isle Of Man, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Curtain Fig National Park, Historic Village Herberton, Birdworld Kuranda
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