3 days in Cairns Itinerary

3 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 hidden gems such as Historic Village Herberton and Gallo DairyLand. Change things up with a short trip to The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre in Atherton (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planning website .

August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Atherton Tablelands

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