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Best way to spend 3/4 days in cairns

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Best way to spend 3/4 days in cairns

We will be flying up to Cairns at the beginning of August and would like to visit Cape Trib and Daintree (as well as Kuranda). What's the best way to do this? Hire a car and drive, or book a tour from Cairns with maybe a 1/2 night stay in Port Douglas? Also where's the best place to visit the reef from?

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1. Re: Best way to spend 3/4 days in cairns

If you don't mind driving then IMHO its best to hire a car for your whole visit.

You can visit the reef from Cairns or Port Douglas both have good tours available.

Depending on how long you are staying ??

Split your time between Cairns and Port Douglas.

Stay for a few days in Cairns and do a tour to the GBR and to Kuranda.

Drive up to Port Douglas - stay a few days and do a tour or self drive to the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation.

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2. Re: Best way to spend 3/4 days in cairns

Thanks

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3. Re: Best way to spend 3/4 days in cairns

think you might enjoy PD more - beautiful little village with lots of good dining, very short drives north to all you mentioned - ziplining @ Cape Trib was a blast! we spent 3 nights in PD and last 2 in Cairns - wish we had stayed in PD whole time. off shore excursions are a bit closer too out of PD, can`t wait to come back.

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4. Re: Best way to spend 3/4 days in cairns

Agree Cairns then to Port Douglas and reef and a tour to Daintree and cape trib. here are some suggestion for tours you could take that include cape and Daintree tourabout.com/sid_guid20090630100201821-0499…

also this one for Kuranda

tourabout.com/sid_guid20090630100201821-0499…

but there are other options avaible also

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