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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Etty Bay and Granite Gorge Nature Park. Get outdoors at Opal Reef and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). On the 8th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online holiday builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mareeba, Millaa Millaa Falls, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Babinda Boulders, Opal Reef
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