9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Village Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barron Gorge National Park, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns attractions tool .

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill, Barron Gorge National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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