6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Cairns 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.
Esplanade Lagoon Pool has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Wangetti (Rex Lookout & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, hike along Wrights Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns travel app.

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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