8 days in Cairns & Daintree Itinerary

8 days in Cairns & Daintree Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns & Daintree Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  9​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Daintree
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dunedin

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dunedin to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Birdworld Kuranda, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

4
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Step out of the city life by going to Cow Bay Beach and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Wonga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daintree: Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Cape Tribulation Beach) and Cooktown (Grassy Hill, Finch Bay, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, and take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Daintree attractions app .

You can drive from Cairns to Daintree in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In November in Daintree, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cow Bay Beach, Wonga Beach
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Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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