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Things to Do in Cairns This Summer

Things to Do in Cairns This Summer

Summer in Cairns is hot and humid. It’s also the region’s wet season, with increased rainfall building up around December and continuing through February. Nevertheless, there’s still plenty to appeal—and lots of options for staying dry. Here are a few ways to experience this tropical city in summer.

  • Discover Cairns-area attractions, including the waterfront and St. Monica's Cathedral, on a city sightseeing tour.
  • Soar over the Great Barrier Reef and the city’s sparkling beaches on a scenic helicopter tour.
  • Cool off in the water on a Great Barrier Reef snorkeling and diving cruise.
  • Explore the rain forest that defines the Wet Tropics of Queensland on a tour to Daintree National Park.
  • Experience the natural wonders of Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands, and cool off in its waterfalls, on a guided tour.
  • Learn about the indigenous Tjapukai people during an enthralling cultural show and dinner.
  • Enjoy the cool breeze off the water as you sail along Trinity Inlet on a sunset dinner cruise.
  • See snapping crocs in action on a tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.
  • Experience the fun and thrills of a white-water rafting trip on the Barron River.
  • Explore the underwater world without getting wet at Cairns Aquarium.