14 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

14 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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Cairns

— 13 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Palm Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Cairns Region travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · Hiking Trails
An area defined by its close relationship with the ocean and its focus on the beach-going lifestyle, Cairns Region has a picture-postcard aesthetic that combines favorably with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. A relative small slither of land--4,135 sq km (1,597 sq mi)--the region nevertheless boasts a large number of attractive beaches, coastal enclaves, scenic towns, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The region revolves around the economic prosperity of its immaculate capital, the city of Cairns.