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.
You've now added Esplanade Lagoon Pool to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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