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Cairns

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Hiking Trails · Water Sports

Popular things to do in Cairns

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
You'll find that many things to do in Cairns revolve around sandy beaches and the scenic landscapes of the town's surroundings. You can embark on a scuba and snorkeling adventure to see the pristine beauty of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. You can also test your courage by setting off on skydiving and shark-diving expeditions, or sign up for challenging river rafting and tubing tours. If you prefer a peaceful vacation, take a walk down Esplanade Boardwalk to admire the views of Trinity Inlet and numerous bird species inhabiting the area.

Side trips from Cairns

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling Port Douglas
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Safari
Safaris Port Douglas
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Wangetti
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Four Mile Beach Port Douglas
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Tours in Cairns

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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.3
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Cairns

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Playground
Muddy's Playground
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Cairns Aquarium
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Safari
Billy Tea Safaris
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Cairns

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Flea Market
Rusty's Market
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Australian Leather Company
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Luminous Lights
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cairns Central Shopping Centre
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Cairns

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Wildlife Area
Atherton Tablelands
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Wildlife Area
Green Arrow Walk
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

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