6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Village Herberton and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Get outdoors at Safaris and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Rex Lookout, Mossman Gorge
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