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Cairns Region

4.2
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. Make your own Cairns Region vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Australia day trip tool.
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Popular things to do in Cairns Region

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling Cairns
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Cairns
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Cairns
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk Cairns
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Cairns Region

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Palm Cove Beach ©
Beach
Palm Cove Beach Palm Cove
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Muddy's Playground ©
Playground
Muddy's Playground Cairns
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Trinity Beach ©
Beach
Trinity Beach Trinity Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Cairns Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Cairns Aquarium Cairns
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Cairns Region

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Cairns
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Billy Tea Safaris ©
Safari
Billy Tea Safaris Cairns
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Cairns
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Cairns
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Cairns Region

Josephine Falls ©
Waterfall
Josephine Falls Cairns
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Behana Gorge Waterfall
Waterfall
Behana Gorge Waterfall Cairns
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Crystal Cascades ©
Waterfall
Crystal Cascades Redlynch
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Red Arrow Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Red Arrow Walk Edge Hill
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Cairns Region

Michaelmas Cay ©
Island
Michaelmas Cay Cairns
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Earl Hill ©
Geologic Formation
Earl Hill Trinity Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Barron Gorge National Park ©
National Park
Barron Gorge National Park
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Cairns Region

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Rusty's Market ©
Flea Market
Rusty's Market Cairns
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Australian Leather Company ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Australian Leather Company Cairns
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Luminous Lights ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Luminous Lights Cairns
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Annie's at the Beach ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Annie's at the Beach Palm Cove
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes