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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 about 10 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! about 10 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. about 10 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. about 10 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. about 10 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/ almost 9 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/ almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Diver Dan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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