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What to do in Cairns
Cairns is a city in Queensland with miles and miles of stunning coastline. It’s a dream destination for both local and international travellers who love to explore the rich waters of Australia. That’s why you should come to Cairns too and have a cracker of a holiday.
Have you been to a floating museum? Go to Cairn’s Duyfken floating museum and retrace history on a 16th century sailing ship. And don’t forget to check out Cairns Regional Gallery too for historical and modern art from leading artists across the globe.
Take a walk on the wild side next and start your awesome adventures outdoors. Explore the rainforests and tour Mossman Gorge, Daintree River, Cape Tribulation, and the Cairns Highlands. Then conquer the rapids and go white water rafting in Tully River.
Of course, you can’t miss the opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is world-famous for its beauty, rich marine and plant life, and is one of the Australia’s icons. Don’t forget to say hi to Nemo when you go snorkelling and scuba diving around the reef!
From the sea to the sky, have a go at skydiving, hang gliding, and riding a hot air balloon around the Cairns region. Then plant your feet firmly on the ground by going to the beautiful Cairns Botanic Gardens and the exciting Cairns Wildlife Dome. You can also relax in the city’s artificial lagoon on the promenade near the pier, where you can swim, sunbake, and have a barbie.
If you want to take a piece of Cairns back home, just go shopping. The Esplanade and the Cairns Central Shopping Centre are excellent spots for you to find souvenirs and other items. And if you get hungry, these shopping destinations have a great selection of food too.
To help you get the most out of your trip to the city, just read this Cairns travel guide for some travel ideas.
When to visit Cairns
The best time to visit Cairns is from July to August and October during the dry season. But you should know that many people think that August is the best month to visit Cairns.
You can visit Cairns and fly all over Australia whenever you want because Aussies don’t need a visa or passport to travel around our home country. Just remember to bring a national ID for important transactions during your trip.
Travelling to and around Cairns
You’ll be landing in Cairns International Airport. From there, you can reach the city and start exploring by bus or taxi.
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Temperature average in August
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