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Short Itineraries

Plan your trip

Whether you have two days or a week in the tropics, these short itineraries will ensure that you make the most of your time in paradise.

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Highlights

  • Cairns
  • Palm Cove
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Port Douglas

Refresh and Recharge: 3-Day Itinerary to Clear Your Mind

Wellness comes naturally to the top end as warm tropical weather, lush rainforests, long stretches of beaches and an abundance of fresh food set the scene for healthy habits.

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72 Hours in Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands

Cape York & Torres Strait

You’re here for a good time not a long time, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on one of Australia’s most remote and bucket-list regions. Here’s how to take in some of the sights of Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands in only three days.

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10 Day Luxury Escape in Paradise

Cairns to Lizard Island

Use this as a guide for planning your luxury sojourn to Tropical North Queensland. Exploring the premium side of iconic landscapes including reef, rainforest, city and outback, this itinerary is perfect for honeymooners, anniversaries and special occasions, or simply those who like to live in the lap of luxury. 

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Cairns Botanic Gardens

Highlights

  • Crystalbrook Cairns (Riley)
  • Harbourside Bar & Kitchen
  • Dreamtime Cruise
  • Ochre Cairns
  • Cairns Canyoning

A Green Weekend in Cairns

Cairns

Let’s embark on a journey that not only fills our souls with awe-inspiring nature, but also leaves a positive mark on the environment. Get ready to explore Cairns and its surrounding areas with these exciting recommendations for sustainable travel.

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Highlights

  • Castles
  • Local produce
  • Museums
  • Freshwater Swimming

2 day Paronella Park & Tablelands

Babinda, Paronella Park, Atherton Tablelands

This jam-packed two day itinerary will take you through southern Cairns to the magical Paronella Park and up to the Atherton Tablelands to treat your tastebuds to an abundance of local produce.

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Highlights

  • Beaches
  • Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Dining

4 day island and beach hopping

Palm Cove, Fitzroy Island & Port Douglas

Craving a slice of sandy paradise? Keep palm and follow this 4 day island and beach hopping itinerary through Palm Cove, Fitzroy Island and Port Douglas.

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Sailaway

Highlights

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Waterfalls
  • Rainforest
  • Sand Cay
  • Sailing
  • Culture
  • Scenic flight
  • Beaches

5 days in Cairns

Cairns, Port Douglas & Daintree Rainforest

This five-day adventure through Cairns, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands will give you a holiday glow and leave you feeling grounded and recharged.

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indigenous trail tropical north queensland

Highlights

  • Indigenous culture
  • Rock art
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Rainforest
  • Art

The Ultimate Indigenous Trail

Tropical North Queensland

Weaving your way from Cairns, Cooktown and beyond, discover the deep cultural connection to country Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Traditional Custodians share.

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Pullman Cairns International

Highlights

  • Sand Cay
  • Freshwater Swimming
  • Islands
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Scenic Flights

A relaxing weekend in Cairns

Cairns

Desperate for an escape from stressful, busy city life? Take a well-deserved break and feel grounded the moment you touch down in Cairns; the gateway to Tropical North Queensland.

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Palm Cove

Highlights

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Beaches
  • Rainforest
  • Culture
  • Dining

Long weekend escape to the tropics

Cairns & Port Douglas

Leave the hustle and bustle of life behind and reconnect with yourself in Tropical North Queensland. Jump on a plane to Cairns for a mini-escape, you don’t need a passport to visit this tropical destination.

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Tastes of the Tablelands Festival

Highlights

  • Distilleries
  • Local Produce
  • Coffee
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Bars
  • Freshwater swimming
  • Beaches

3 day Cairns food trail

Atherton Tablelands & Cairns

Craving fresh air away from city life? Savour a weekend escape and taste the flavours of the tropics on this three day Cairns food trail.

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Daintree & Cape Tribulation Accessible Itinerary

Cairns – Cape Tribulation

Enjoy an accessible adventure in the Daintree & Cape Tribulation with this two day itinerary.

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2 Days in Cairns Accessible Itinerary

Cairns City

Cairns city offers a wide variety of day activities and a large choice of accessible dining and entertainment options. There is enough to do to fill days – let alone a half day – especially around the Esplanade and Pier precincts. Here’s some accessible activities for a half day in Cairns city.

This article was produced in partnership with Spinal Life Australia’s Accessible Australia.

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