8 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Region 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 Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, make a trip to Green Island, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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

Perth to Cairns is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns. In September, Cairns is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · 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.