7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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Cairns

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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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Wangetti--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Adelaide to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Cairns Region travel guide

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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.