7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Queenstown


6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary site .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Cairns. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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