7 days in Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Michaelmas Cay and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda Koala Gardens, & more), Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa) and Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail). On the 9th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and choose your vessel at Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises - Day Tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Mamu Tropical Skywalk
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