7 days in Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Michaelmas Cay and Samurai Gallery Australia. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, &more). Spend the 12th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Cairns International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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