7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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