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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Opal Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online visit planner .

In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Herberton, Port Douglas, Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum

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