9 days in Cairns Itinerary

9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Opal Reef and Michaelmas Cay. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Horses in Port). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner .

In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Curtain Fig National Park, Babinda Boulders, Historic Village Herberton
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Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
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Historic Village Herberton

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