8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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