9 days in Cairns Itinerary

9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Atherton Tablelands. Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Yungaburra (Artistree Gallery & Curtain Fig National Park), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas). On the 4th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

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