5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, & more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online driving holiday planner .

Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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