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Cairns, Australia

Cairns Information

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined in bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, but don't miss the great things to do in and around town. You'll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby. Relax by a resort pool or spend your days exploring this tropical oasis. A must is to explore the reef, get a charter to take you out scuba diving or even snorkelling. You will soon find yourself mind blow at the beauty of this underwater world. The Great Barrier reef is definitely one place to put on your travel bucket list and a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget

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Cairns: The average annual maximum temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), with 62% humidity. Plan ahead with our information on temperature and rainfall. During summer in Cairns, average temperatures range from 23.6 - 31.4°C (74.5 - 88.5°F).

When is the best time to fly to Cairns?

Peak Season:

The peak tourist season in Cairns falls between June and August during the Cairns winter. As like peak periods in most tourist destinations, you will find the cost of accommodation and tours will be at full price.

Off peak Season:

From September to December, the weather begins warming up again, but springtime is a delight, with blooming plant life and plenty of animal activity, making it the perfect time to visit parks, gardens and wildlife attractions. The Reef springs to life with the yearly coral spawning event and the birds go through their colourful mating rituals. While daytime temperatures often reach 30 degrees Celsius (with an average low of around 21 degrees Celsius), these are often followed by a stormy evening that makes for a spectacular lightning-charged showcase.