36 days in Cairns Itinerary

36 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Opal Reef and Atherton Tablelands. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Crystal Caves and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing, Spas & Wellness, & more), Yungaburra (Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig National Park, & more) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, & more). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, get engrossed in the history at Historic Village Herberton, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, and identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Kuranda, Yungaburra, Atherton, Tolga
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Atherton Tablelands
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Historic Village Herberton
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