8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Green Island, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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