6 days in Cairns, Kuranda & Port Douglas Itinerary

6 days in Cairns, Kuranda & Port Douglas Itinerary

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6 days in Cairns, Kuranda & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Kuranda
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Cairns

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Botanical Gardens, Paronella Park, Babinda Boulders, and other attractions. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Rainforestation Nature Park & Barron Falls).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuranda.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda, Cedar Bay National Park, Crystal Cascades, Paronella Park, Babinda Boulders
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Foaming Fury ©
Foaming Fury

1
night
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option and Kuranda Heritage Markets. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuranda Heritage Markets, then hop aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option, and then explore the striking landscape of Barron Gorge National Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuranda online travel planner .

Kuranda is very close to Cairns. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Kuranda

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Barron Gorge National Park
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Barron Gorge National Park ©
Barron Gorge National Park
Kuranda Heritage Markets ©
Kuranda Heritage Markets

1
night
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bally Hooley as well as Trinity Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning app .

Getting from Kuranda to Port Douglas by combination of taxi and bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours
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Bally Hooley ©
Bally Hooley
Trinity Bay Lookout ©
Trinity Bay Lookout

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