6 days in Cairns Itinerary

6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner.

In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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