5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cairns Aquarium. Bring the kids along to Atherton Tablelands and Michaelmas Cay. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Village Gallery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

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Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Cairns Aquarium ©
Cairns Aquarium

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