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Things to Do in Cairns This Winter

Things to Do in Cairns This Winter

The cooler-than-typical temperatures and low humidity make winter (June to August) the peak tourist season in Cairns. Temperatures typically range from 63℉ to 78°F (17℃–26°C), and there is little rainfall. Here are a few ways to experience Cairns in winter—one of the best times to visit.

  • Take advantage of the later sunrise and get a bird’s-eye view of Tropical North Queensland on a hot-air-balloon flight.
  • Discover the Great Barrier Reef’s tropical marine life on a snorkeling cruise.
  • Enjoy comfortable winter temperatures on the area’s best beaches.
  • Soar over the reef and the northern beaches on a scenic helicopter tour.
  • Make the most of the low humidity on a guided rain-forest walk.
  • On a self-guided audio tour, enjoy the cool temperatures and explore the city at your own pace.
  • Learn about Aboriginal cultural with a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
  • Stroll around the tropical paradise of Cairns Botanical Gardens.
  • Visit Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld to meet adorable native wildlife.
  • Soak up harbor views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet on a sunset dinner cruise.
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Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

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Hop aboard for a luxurious evening catamaran cruise of Cairns and experience Australia’s northernmost city from the water. Sip a complimentary drink as you glide along the Cairns waterfront precinct and along the idyllic Trinity Inlet, then tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner on-board as you watch the mesmerizing sunset over the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour

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First time in Cairns? Discover the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north on this 5.5-hour sightseeing tour. Visit city attractions like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll along the scenic Cairns waterfront. Indulge in a delicious Devonshire afternoon tea (included) taking in the stunning views from the jetty at Palm Cove before taking a short hike through the Barron Gorge National Park. For the full experience, upgrade to include a 2-hour morning cruise to Green Island in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

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Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Tropical North Queensland on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Soar over the Atherton Tablelands as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful farmlands, rivers, and forests. Choose the duration of your flights and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your Cairns, Northern Beaches, or Palm Cove hotel. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful way to start your day!
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  • 4 hours
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Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets

Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets

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Visit two of the most popular wildlife venues in the Cairns area with this combo admission to the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Aussie animals are renowned for various reasons—from adorable (koalas) to elusive (wombats). You’ll have the chance to see an array of wildlife. Some activities are an additional fee.
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  • 1 hour
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Cairns Self-Guided Audio Tour

Cairns Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Cairns is a tropical paradise. Make sure to make time to see the koalas at the Wildlife Dome and see the stunningly beautiful Esplanade Lagoon. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. On this tour you will learn about the history of the city from the Aboriginal people who first inhabited these lands to the gold rushes that saw European colonisation, the industries that emerged thereafter, and the impact of World War Two. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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