6 days in Cairns Region & Cardwell Itinerary

6 days in Cairns Region & Cardwell Itinerary

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6 days in Cairns Region & Cardwell Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cardwell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cardwell.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Cardwell

Cardwell ©
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cardwell, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cairns to Cardwell in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardwell

Parks Nature
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Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island

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