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Cairns

Cairns is a city located in the far north of the state of Queensland, Australia. It is a popular tourist destination due to its tropical climate and stunning natural beauty. The city is located on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula, and is bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea.

The city was founded in 1876 as a port for the gold rush that was occurring at the time. It was named after Sir William Wellington Cairns, the then-Governor of Queensland. Since then, the city has grown to become the fifth-largest city in the state, and is now home to over 150,000 people.

The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of pubs, clubs, and restaurants. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. The nearby Great Barrier Reef is a popular spot for tourists, and is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Cairns is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, such as the Cairns Art Gallery, the Cairns Museum, and the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The city also hosts a variety of annual festivals, such as the Cairns Show, the Cairns Jazz Festival, and the Cairns Festival of Arts.

Cairns is an important historical site in Australia, as it was the site of the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942. This battle was the first major naval battle of World War II, and was a decisive victory for the Allied forces.

Cairns is a vibrant and exciting city that offers something for everyone. With its tropical climate, stunning natural beauty, and rich history, it is the perfect destination for tourists and locals alike.

Excursion tips for a day in Cairns

1. Explore the Esplanade and Lagoon: Take a walk along the boardwalk of the waterfront Esplanade, which is lined with eateries and bars, and take a dip in the free public swimming lagoon.

2. Visit the Cairns Botanic Gardens: Enjoy the lush tropical gardens, explore the rainforest boardwalk, and learn about the native flora and fauna in the region.

3. Take a Trip to the Great Barrier Reef: Board a boat from the Cairns Marina and explore the world’s largest coral reef system.

4. Take a Cable Car Ride to the Top of the Rainforest: Take a ride up to the top of the mountain and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding rainforest.

5. Go Shopping at the Cairns Central Shopping Centre: Check out the shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues at this large shopping centre.

6. Visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Learn about the culture, history, and traditions of the local Aboriginal people.

7. Take a Boat Tour of the Trinity Inlet: Hop aboard a boat and explore the mangrove-lined waterways of the Trinity Inlet.

8. Enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise: Board a boat and watch the sun set over the horizon while enjoying a delicious dinner.

9. Have a Picnic at the Centenary Lakes: Pack a picnic and spend the day at the tranquil Centenary Lakes, which are surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

10. Take a Day Trip to the Daintree Rainforest: Visit the oldest rainforest in the world, which is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna.

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The climate in Cairns

Cairns is located in Far North Queensland, Australia and has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C (68°F). Spring (September to November): The weather in spring is warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F). There is usually some rain during this season. Summer (December to February): Summer is the hottest season in Cairns, with temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 35°C (95°F). There is usually high humidity and frequent thunderstorms. Autumn (March to May): Temperatures in autumn are warm and mild, ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F). There is usually some rain during this season. Winter (June to August): Winter is the coolest season in Cairns, with temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). There is usually some rain during this season.

Cruise weather for Cairns

Our weather forecast for Cairns helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 16 °C
21.2 m/s
23.0 m/s
29.3 %
17.4 m
80.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:46:52
17:59:24
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 20 °C
14.8 m/s
15.1 m/s
21.3 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:46:46
17:59:43
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 19.4 °C
27.4 m/s
27.0 m/s
17.2 %
24.1 m
71.4 %
1,014 hPa
06:46:38
18:00:02
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 18 °C
22.3 m/s
25.6 m/s
7.8 %
24.1 m
60.7 %
1,016 hPa
06:46:29
18:00:22
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 16.7 °C
25.6 m/s
25.6 m/s
50.8 %
24.1 m
56.7 %
1,018 hPa
06:46:20
18:00:41
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 16.4 °C
24.1 m/s
31.0 m/s
61.2 %
24.1 m
57.9 %
1,019 hPa
06:46:09
18:01:00
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 17.2 °C
23.4 m/s
22.7 m/s
18.3 %
24.1 m
68.7 %
1,016 hPa
06:45:57
18:01:19
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 17.8 °C
32.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
12.7 %
24.1 m
64.2 %
1,018 hPa
06:45:45
18:01:37
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 18.4 °C
36.0 m/s
41.4 m/s
19.7 %
24.1 m
65.5 %
1,019 hPa
06:45:31
18:01:56
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 17.8 °C
29.9 m/s
38.3 m/s
32.8 %
24.1 m
67.3 %
1,018 hPa
06:45:17
18:02:15
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 18.6 °C
22.0 m/s
27.7 m/s
31.2 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,015 hPa
06:45:01
18:02:33
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 19.3 °C
14.8 m/s
17.0 m/s
57.8 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:44:44
18:02:51
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 20.8 °C
12.2 m/s
15.6 m/s
95.5 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:44:27
18:03:09
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 18.8 °C
32.4 m/s
36.0 m/s
46.0 %
24.1 m
51.5 %
1,015 hPa
06:44:08
18:03:27
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 17.6 °C
29.9 m/s
36.7 m/s
25.7 %
24.1 m
51.8 %
1,017 hPa
06:43:49
18:03:44

Cruises to Cairns

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Scheduled ship calls in Cairns , Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Splendor 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Coral Princess 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Splendor 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Splendor 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 07:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 12:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Solstice 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Edge 08:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Edge 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 LE SOLEAL 07:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 Crown Princess 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 Silver Nova 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 MS Europa 2 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Crown Princess 10:00 am 07:30 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 MS Regatta 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Edge 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 07:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 MS Regatta 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Jan. 2025 MS Europa 2 07:00 am 07:30 pm
Jan. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Jan. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Edge 10:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Edge 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Carnival Luminosa 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 06:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 24th 2025 Friday, 24th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 Crown Princess 10:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Feb. 2025 Diamond Princess 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Feb. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Feb. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 07:00 am 06:00 pm

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