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Going to Sydney/Cairns in a week! Last minute tips?

Ottawa, Canada
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Going to Sydney/Cairns in a week! Last minute tips?

I am going to Australia for the first time next week and I am beyond excited! We will be staying in Sydney for a week and then in Cairns for another week. So far we have booked the following excursions:

Sydney

Port Stephens (whale-dolphin watching cruise and sand boarding)

Blue Mountains

Cairns:

Kuranda (rail and skyrail)

Great Adventures Green Island + Outer Reef Package (paid extra for helicopter transfers, don't wanna risk getting seasick!)

Cape Tribulation/Daintree River tour

Lizard Island day tour with Daintree Air Services

Does anyone have any last minute tips for me on things I should visit, what I should pack, what the weather should be like next week, etc?

Thank you so much! I'm counting down the days until I'm off!

Dino

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1. Re: Going to Sydney/Cairns in a week! Last minute tips?

weather wise think you will have a sunny mild stay in Sydney the forcast for the next week in Sydney

Saturday Fine.

City: Min: 10 Max: 19

Sunday Fine.

City: Min: 10 Max: 19

Monday Mostly fine.

City: Min: 10 Max: 20

as the week progess have a look at this site and it will tell you what to expect

www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/forecasts.shtml

the night may be cool but the day temp are great

Sound like you will have a great trip enjoy every moment.

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2. Re: Going to Sydney/Cairns in a week! Last minute tips?

When you're up near Cairns think about spending a couple of days up on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. There's incredible crater lakes and lots of waterfall on a driving circuit.

- Mt Hypipamee crater and Dinner Falls

- Lake Barrine and Eacham

- Curtain Tree Fig

- Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls and Ellinjaa Falls

athertontablelands.com.au/pages/…

I'd also think about a day trip to Paronella Park with stop-offs at Josephine Falls and Babinda Boulders. http://www.paronellapark.com.au/

Both of these trips are easy to do as a self-drive in a rental car.

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3. Re: Going to Sydney/Cairns in a week! Last minute tips?

Weather is looking good for Sydney

www.eldersweather.com.au/nsw/sydney/sydney

Cool/cold for Blue Mountains

eldersweather.com.au/nsw/…katoomba

Delighful in Cairns!

eldersweather.com.au/qld/…cairns

Sounds like you're organised, have a great holiday!

Ottawa, Canada
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4. Re: Going to Sydney/Cairns in a week! Last minute tips?

Thanks everyone. Keep the tips coming. :)

The weather looks great. Even in Sydney, I doubt I'll find it cold. It was 12 degrees celcius here in Ottawa yesterday morning and I was still in shorts and a polo shirt. :P

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