19 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

19 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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19 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 18 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Auckland Central

18
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Cairns Art Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in December, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Edge Hill, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

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