9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  8​h
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Christchurch

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take a memorable tour with Tours, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Cairns is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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