8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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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.
Head to Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe and Luminous Lightsfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Village Herberton and Michaelmas Cay. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Whileaway & Funstuff by Lynda), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Kuranda (Butterfly Shop Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and get a new perspective on things with Cairns Dive Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning website .

In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton, Babinda Boulders, Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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