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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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