9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

9 days in Cairns Region Itinerary

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Cairns — 8 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade Boardwalk and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Jetty, Palm Cove Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker website.

Canberra to Cairns is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Cairns is much hotter than Canberra - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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An area defined by its close relationship with the ocean and its focus on the beach-going lifestyle, Cairns Region has a picture-postcard aesthetic that combines favorably with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. A relative small slither of land--4,135 sq km (1,597 sq mi)--the region nevertheless boasts a large number of attractive beaches, coastal enclaves, scenic towns, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The region revolves around the economic prosperity of its immaculate capital, the city of Cairns.
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