9 days in Cairns Itinerary

9 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.
Do your shopping at Coffee Works and Rusty's Market. Visit Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Funstuff by Lynda, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, look for gifts at WetRez, get some fabulous bargains at DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

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October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Holloways Beach Markets, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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