Cairns Holidays - Suggested Holiday Itinerary

Cairns Esplanade at Night

Day 1

The best way to start any Cairns holiday is to arrive at the Airport which is just a 10 minute drive to the centre of Cairns City - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

For cairns holidays accommodation, we recommend Riley a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, located along the Cairns Esplanade. This luxury hotel offers first class facilities and service to ensure your Cairns holiday is a memorable one. For those wanting more affordable apartment accommodation Oaks Cairns Hotel is a great resort option.

Day 2

The first full day of your Cairns holiday will take you to the world heritage Great Barrier Reef - Reef Magic's Marine World is a purpose-built two storey platform featuring spacious lower deck with ample undercover seating, upper sundeck with sun lounges, underwater observatory, children's safety swimming enclosure, easy access to the water for snorkellers, moon pool for ease of access for divers and fresh water showers. Return to your Cairns accommodation late afternoon.

Day 3

Holidays in North Queensland would not be complete without a visit to famous Port Douglas located just one hour north of Cairns along the scenic Captain Cook Highway, a winding road with spectacular views of the Coral Sea. Spend the day enjoying the many shops and galleries in Port Douglas, you will find indigenous artwork and crafts alongside designer labels, whatever you are looking for you are sure to find just the thing!

Day 4

Take a day trip to magnificent Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest for day four of your Cairns holiday. A pocket of ancient tropical rainforest locked in a biological time capsule on the driest continent on earth. The skilled guides are experts on the unique flora and wildlife of the Daintree wet tropic coastal lowlands and the mysteries of its evolution and survival over millions of years. Have a refreshing swim in the crystal waters of a secluded natural rainforest waterhole before returning to your Cairns accommodation.

Day 5

Cairns holidays are for relaxing and enjoying the local atmosphere, take the morning to relax by the pool, have a massage at a day spa or enjoy a walk along the foreshore.

In the afternoon enjoy the spectacular views from The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - 7.5kms over Australia's pristine tropical rainforests. You'll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail's two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience. A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1 and a half hours one way, or 2-2 and a half hours return.

Day 6

Time to head home; as you depart the beautiful tropical north you can look forward to planning future Cairns holidays or to perhaps the Whitsundays or one of the Queensland Islands such as Daydream or Hamilton Islands.

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