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We have time to stay approx. one week in Cairns. What are the must-do's? Also day-trips are welcome

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    1. You have to see the reef. pick a boat and go for a dive

    2. Cairns would be strange without an adrenelin fix. Skydive or Bunji or both?

    3. Cairns is the biggest party town in Oz. Be ready for 7 night party, topless girls on bars, and drinking games

    4. Good side trips are .... Cape Tribulation or a drive round the hills behind cairns over 7 years ago

    Answered by whoissteveanyway whoissteveanyway via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    even hire a 4wd and drive up to cooktown allong the bloomfield track.

    also visit port douglas its a great place! over 7 years ago

    Answered by David Haros via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Cairns is a great jumping off point to the GBR. We did a trip out to the reef and did some snorkelling. Its very easy to do.

    To be honest, I preferred to stay in Port Douglas. We did trips up to the Daintree National Park which were amazing, up into the Tablelands is a great day out or just going out fishing for the day.

    The drive from Cairns to PD is nice - right along the coast. Palm Cove is glitzy but the pier is great for fishing from. Kuranda, near to Cairns is okay, but I thought it was expensive to do the train/skyrail trip and we drove ourselves up to the top and then mooched around. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Another vote for the reef.

    I stayed in Palm Cove last time I was up there and absolutely loved the place. It's a bit more relaxed/slower than Cairns, more of a place to take a partner rather than party, great spot/restaurants etc. though. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Michael via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    You wil not be disappointed with a day trip to Port Douglas. Great drive along Coast Road. Great restaurants, great pubs, great beach, Classic Aussie laid back feel about the place. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Sean Cooney via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I just got back from Cairns and I did a three day live-on-board dive tour with prodive cairns. If you can scuba dive then I highly recommend this trip! We did 11 dives, including 2 night dives, and had our own reefs to dive and explore! Waking up at 6am and going for a morning dive with turtles and sharks is amazing!

    I took my camera along and took some photos - here's a link to my flickr account

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussie_ian/sets/72157624518905297/ over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Yes Port Douglas is an amazing location, the problem is , that it can be a lot more expensive. Most dive charters depart from cairns and head up to the port Douglas reefs and beyond. You will also get a better deal with dive operators based in cairns. I hope the links below help you get a good deal as you will receive a 15% discount through this site.
    http://www.divedirectory.com.au/codhole-coralsea/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/divingbarrierreef/ over 5 years ago

    Answered by Diver Dan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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