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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Atherton Tablelands. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Yungaburra (Artistree Gallery & Curtain Fig National Park) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Historic Village Herberton, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Birdworld Kuranda
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
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Michaelmas Cay

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