8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Photography Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Yungaburra (Artistree Gallery & Curtain Fig National Park) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns vacation website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Historic Village Herberton
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