36 days in Cairns Itinerary

36 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Michaelmas Cay. Get in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Atherton Tablelands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Port Douglas (Horseback Riding Tours, Safaris, & more) and Mossman (Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime & Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary website .

In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Cape Tribulation, Atherton, Mossman
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