7 days in Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Historic Village Herberton. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

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December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Spas & Wellness
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

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