Cairns is a beautiful tropical city that is ideal for a quick summer getaway.

Cairns can get hot and humid temperatures during summer, also known as the wet season. December, January, and February are the hottest months in Cairns as they can reach around 31 degrees Celsius. The humidity is around 62 per cent on average all year round.

What can I do in Cairns?

Cairns is a beautiful getaway city in the far north of Queensland. You’ll find there are beautiful beaches like Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, and Clifton Beach. Or you can check out the Cairns Esplanade and pop into the shops or have dinner at a restaurant to watch the sunset.

If you’re looking for more of an adventure or a day trip, here are some great places you can go visit that are near Cairns.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. There are thousands of colourful coral and marine life that live here. When you make a visit to the reef, you can snorkel, go diving, or go in a glass bottom boat. All options are a great way to see more of the Great Barrier Reef.

If you haven’t been snorkelling or diving before, don’t worry! There are introductory lessons to build up your confidence. It’s a lot of fun going in the water and exploring the reef and getting close to marine life like turtles, fish, and manta rays.

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands is perfect if you’re an adventurer. You’ll be able to explore the rainforest with volcanic crater lakes, and spot Australian wildlife.

You have to check out Millaa Millaa Falls and Josephine Falls. Bring your bathers as you can swim at Millaa Millaa Falls!

There is also one of the biggest trees in Queensland, The Curtain Fig Tree! The tree is almost 50 metres tall, and the trunk circumference is about 39 metres wide. It’s also estimated to be over 500 years old.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is beautiful to walk along the tropical beach or through the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Cape Tribulation offers a lot of different swimming spots, so bring your bathers.

When you walk through the rainforest, you will have the chance to spot wildlife, like the cassowary which is a giant bird!

Visiting Cairns during the warmer months in December to February makes the city one of the best to visit for a summer holiday. With the beaches, scenic views, and close to so many adventures, you won’t get bored when on this getaway.

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