4 days in Cairns & Daintree Region Itinerary

4 days in Cairns & Daintree Region Itinerary

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4 days in Cairns & Daintree Region Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairns

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get your game on at Laserfun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 24th (Sat), get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary app .

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Safaris, Photography Tours
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Safaris
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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