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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Shark Diving. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jaques Coffee Plantation and Josephine Falls. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Humpy Nut World (in Atherton), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mareeba, Humpy Nut World, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Birdworld Kuranda, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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