5 days in Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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