We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Snorkeling in Cairns

Which Cairns hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
3 posts
72 reviews
Save Topic
Snorkeling in Cairns

Hi! Can someone please tell me when is the best time of year to snorkel in Cairns? Hoping for clear water that's not too choppy and nice weather. Also, any recommendations on best places there to snorkel? Thanks! :)

Melbourne
Level Contributor
1,521 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Snorkeling in Cairns

Between May & September as its the dry season so less chance of rain and there are no stingers. June, July & August are probably considered the peak times in regards to good weather.

cairns
Level Contributor
519 posts
34 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Snorkeling in Cairns

Hi

You can't snorkel in Cairns You have to go out to the Reef or Islands. if you head out there you will have a great time, but beaches on the northern side of Cairns are not snorkeling areas either.

Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
288 posts
134 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Snorkeling in Cairns

As Mosiewigs said, snorkel from a boat on an island. June-August are some of the best times when the water is still a good 24-27C and chances of rain is minimal. No stingers to worry about either.

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Business Travel, New South Wales
Level Contributor
29,957 posts
1,361 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Snorkeling in Cairns

As mentioned by impickles our winter - June / July/ August is ideal. My favourite time is September.

5. Re: Snorkeling in Cairns

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 14 February 2015, 05:28