Cairns, an Australian city in the North East of the state Queensland is your starting point to visit Queensland Tropical North. So in this article you’ll not only going to find out how many days you’ll need to spend in the city Cairns, but also what to visit outside of Cairns and how many days/nights you’ll need for that. If you’re not driving to Cairns, chances are you’re flying to this city to visit the Daintree forrest of the Great Barrier Reef. So there’s a lot going on in Queensland. Are you ready?
Cairns – how many days to stay?
Visiting Cairns for a couple of days? You really should. Cairns is worth visiting. Don’t just land here to explore the regions, but spend a couple of days. How many days you need? We recommend to spend at least 1 or 2 full days to explore Cairns and all it’s beauty.
There is a lot going on and you certainly don’t want to miss it. Explore Cairns, going to the beach, free and public swimmingpool (Cairns Explanada Lagoon), doing some shopping, …
What to do in Cairns?
Cairns is a lovely city in the Tropical North of Australia. Most people just arrive in Cairns and start exploring the awesome region like Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas and The Great Barrier Reef. But they miss out what Cairns has to offer.
- Cairns Botanical Gardens
In every big Australian city you can find a botanical garden. Great place to discover awesome plants and flowers growing in Australia.
- Cairns Esplanada Lagoon
Did you know Cairns has a free public outdoor swimming pool? The Cairns Esplanada Lagoon. A great way to enjoy the lovely weather, get a little tan and enjoy the awesome view of Trinity Inlet.
- Cairns Central Shopping Centre
Need some extra clothes or just want to relax? The Cairns Central Shopping Centre is the perfect place just to do that.
Cairns region – how many days needed?
While you’ll in Cairns, you should as well explore the regions of the Tropical North. We would recommend that you rent a car so you can visit a couple of places, nature and much more. It’s the best way to explore this region. Take at least a full week to stay here. You’ll want to be able to explore Cairns and fall in love with this beautiful region.
Day trips from Cairns
Things you’ll definitely need to do when you’re in Cairns.
- Mossman Gorge
- Daintree Rainforrest
- Cape Tribulation
- The Great Barrier Reef
- Coffee Works (for the coffee lovers)
- Atherton Tablelands
- Port Douglas
You’ll definitely need a full week to experience all of these amazing places. You won’t regret spending a little extra time here.
Where is Cairns located?
Cairns is located in the North East of the state Queensland. That’s in the top right corner of Australia :-). Right next to the Great Barrier Reef.
Staying in Cairns
You’ll need to stay somewhere while you’re staying in Cairns or doing some trips. Luckily there are some great places (not too expensive) where you can enjoy your Cairns experience to the fullest. Make sure you have a good rest to enjoy your stay
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