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Cairns in September

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Cairns in September

Hi everybody,

we are planning to spend about 2 days in Cairns during our Australian trip in September this year.

Besides the snorkelling trip to the Reef, what else is a must to see in Cairns & around?

After Cairns, we will continue by car along the coast to Sydney, so we really look for something that we cannot find somewhere else.

Thanks for tips


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1. Re: Cairns in September

You could take a day to do the train ride to Kuranda and then the Skyrail back. And on another day you could visit Daintree/Cape Tribulation.

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2. Re: Cairns in September

Do you have 2 full days?

Why are you staying for such a short time? There is so much to do in & around Cairns & 2 days will hardly do it justice.

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3. Re: Cairns in September

You could easily fill up a week in this area. Check out my Traveller List: tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i16655-Great_si…

I guess with only two days then your must-dos are the reef (which you've already said you're doing) and the rainforest.

Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation are lovely and can be done as a day trip. Or you can opt for Skyrail to see the rainforest from above (if you don't have a whole day).

The Atherton Tablelands are worth a look (if you had more time) - crater lakes, waterfall circuit, general stunning scenery.

On your drive down the coast also consider stopping in at places like Josphine Falls and Babinda Boulders. These are both not far off the main road on your way to Innisfail.

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4. Re: Cairns in September

September is a lovely time to experience Cairns and the region.

Kuranda / Daintree National Park / Port Douglas / Cape Tribulation / Northern beaches - Palm Cove - Trinity Beach - Ellis Beach - Four Mile Beach etc.

If you are driving along the coast from Cairns to Sydney click on the thread below. It will give you heaps of suggestions on what to see and do.





Happy travels,

EM ☺

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