16 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

16 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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16 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

14
nights
Cairns

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Opal Reef and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation & Granite Gorge Nature Park). Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mareeba, Yungaburra, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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