11 days in Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planning website .

In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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