6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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Cairns

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online journey builder.

In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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