8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
— 7 nights

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Cairns

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cairns Kart Hire Track and Funstuff by Lynda. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, don't miss a visit to Green Island, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary app.

In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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