4 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

4 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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4 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

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Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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