33 days in Cairns Itinerary

33 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Visiting Thornton Beach and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and Michaelmas Cay. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation), Yungaburra (The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, Curtain Fig National Park, & more) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Peter Jarver Gallery, & more). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Millstream Falls National Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic Village Herberton, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders, and admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Kuranda, Herberton, Mossman
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