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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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