12 days in Cairns Itinerary

12 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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studiofor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Millaa Millaa Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns route app .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mareeba, Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Curtain Fig National Park, Historic Village Herberton
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Historic Village Herberton

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