8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Brisbane

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Family-friendly places like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Kuranda Koala Gardens (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda Koala Gardens, Historic Village Herberton
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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