5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Take a break from the city and head to Michaelmas Cay and Birdworld Kuranda. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Birdworld Kuranda
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Birdworld Kuranda
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Atherton Tablelands
Shark Diving

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