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Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Looking to have a fun, safe, and memorable experience in Cairns? We’ve listed a few of the most popular attractions for your convenience.

To help you get there, check out the online road map so you can enjoy a smooth drive to your destination.

Online map and road conditions


Popular destinations

Many tourists enjoy day trips around a 2-3 hour radius from Cairns. This may include:

  • Port Douglas - for famous 4 Mile Beach and Sheraton Mirage
  • Daintree –  for World Heritage rainforest 
  • Cape Tribulation 
  • Tablelands - for the waterfall circuit, stunning scenery and local produce
  • Innisfail
  • Mission Beach
  • Millaa Millaa (there’s a nice waterway, Nandroya on the way up)
  • Chillago for ‘outback’ experience with limestone caves, open cut marble mines
  • Paronella Park – historical Spanish castle ruins
  • Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – educational and fun wildlife experience
  • Mossman Gorge – inland swimming location and aboriginal walk 
  • Mareeba for mango winery and coffee plantations
  • Malanda for its old cinema, kangaroo spotting, and indigenous tour
  • Palm Cove for beautiful beaches, cafes and el fresco dining
  • Crystal Cascades or Behana Gorge for a cool freshwater swim
  • Fitzroy island for an island escape , sea kayaking and bushwalking
  • Cairns City for markets, casino, live entertainment, national league basketball, lagoon pool, BBQs, kids playgrounds and shopping
  • Peterson Creek in Yungaburra for platypus spotting
  • Yorkeys Knob Cruise Ship Port 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us your interests. We’ll gladly give you a few local tips you won’t find online or in any guidebook.

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