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Snorkeling in Cairns

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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! :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4. Re: Snorkeling in Cairns

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

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