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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Historic Village Herberton. Kids will enjoy Photography Tours and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Venture out of the city with trips to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Yungaburra (Artistree Gallery & Curtain Fig National Park) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

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Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

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