8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Crystal Cascades. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

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Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Red Arrow Walk, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades
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