The Best Things to Do in Cairns

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Cairns

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Hiking Trails · Water Sports

Popular things to do in Cairns

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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 4 hours
You'll find that many things to do in Cairns revolve around sandy beaches and the scenic landscapes of the town's surroundings. You can embark on a scuba and snorkeling adventure to see the pristine beauty of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. You can also test your courage by setting off on skydiving and shark-diving expeditions, or sign up for challenging river rafting and tubing tours. If you prefer a peaceful vacation, take a walk down Esplanade Boardwalk to admire the views of Trinity Inlet and numerous bird species inhabiting the area.

Side trips from Cairns

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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 4 hours

Tours in Cairns

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Duration: 4h 30 min
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Cairns

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Cairns

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Cairns

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 4 hours

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