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When is the best time to visit Cairns?

Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns experiences a tropical monsoon climate, and the weather is generally hot and humid. However, between June to August is winter where the humidity level is lower, and the temperature is cooler, making it the best time to visit Cairns. Starting from September to November is spring time. During this season, the humidity level starts to rise, and the temperature ranges from 18 – 30º C. This would make a good choice for those who prefer warmer season.

There are several community events held during winter and spring in Cairns. One of the most prominent events is Cairns Festival, held annually in August. Visitors can participate in various exciting activities, such as art, dance, and music. During the special parade, participants can wear unique, colorful outfits, including traditional costumes.

In October, Reef Feast Palm Cove celebrates relaxed lifestyle. This annual festival integrates enticing gastronomic adventure with tropical culture and catchy music. With world-class restaurants and excellent accommodations along Palm Cove's beach, Reef Feast Palm Cove is sure a must-visit festival in Cairns.


What are the must-go places in Cairns?

Bearing the status of the 4th most-popular international tourist destination in Australia, Cairns presents scenic beaches and outstanding landscape. The city is also dubbed as an “entrance to the Great Barrier Reef” due to its close proximity. In addition to this, there are some other places worth visiting in Cairns:

Esplanade Boardwalk

Stretching for 2 kilometers, Esplanade Boardwalk is locals' favorite place to get fit and relax. This beachfront boardwalk features unparalleled beach and mountain view. Lush, big trees are planted around the area, providing shady spots for visitors. Located nearby the timber boardwalk is Cairns Swimming Lagoon, an exciting swimming spot for the family.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Situated on Collins Ave, Cairns Botanic Gardens is home to tropical plants, including species of orchids, palms, and tropical fruits. Visitors will be captivated by the lush canopy of rainforest in the area. This vast garden also features an open-air restaurant, serving posh breakfast and lunch for those craving for a romantic getaway.

The Great Barrier Reef

Covering an area of roughly 344,000 square kilometers, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's biggest coral reef system. This area is home to a huge number of fish, sea turtles, whales, and dolphins species. Visitors can go scuba-diving and snorkeling to indulge themselves in the breath-taking view of colorful corals, or enjoy island hopping.


How much things cost in Cairns?


Cost (in PHP)


Starting from PHP 1,453


Starting from PHP 121 (taxi start), PHP 182 (one-way ticket)

Food & drink

Ranging from PHP 121 (drinks) to PHP 608 (meal for one, regular restaurant)

Medical consultation

Starting from PHP 3,002 (under 20 min. consultation)


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