8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and Birdworld Kuranda. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, and explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Curtain Fig National Park, Babinda Boulders, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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