Enjoy the best of Cairns with the Ultimate Cairns Experience for 2! Perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike, these tours offer a unique way to see the city and its surrounds.
Seeing how Cairns lies in the tropical north of Queensland, the terms summer and winter don’t have the same impact as in other parts of the world. What those terms do indicate, however, is either a wet or dry season – one incredibly humid with the chance for storms, and the other warm without much moisture in the air. Still, there isn’t much you can do in the summer in Cairns that you can’t already do during the winter. You just might be able to have more fun comfortably with beach related activities in the summer.
At New Year’s, Cairns is hot—literally. The average high temperatures in December reach around 88 degrees Fahrenheit in the tropical north of Queensland. Whether you’re a local, a backpacker, or a baby boomer, Cairns screams for a visit during the holiday season, and it also puts up a good party or two for New Year’s and even Christmas. So, if you’re a traveler looking to bask in nothing but warm sunshine and tropical surrounds this holiday season, keep in mind the following events for ringing in the New Year’s in Cairns.
The warm weather during Christmas in Australia intensifies in the northern cities like Cairns and Darwin. Christmas in Cairns, for example, gets weather reaching the upper 80s quite regularly, and sunshine flows in abundance given that there are over 300 days of it each year. As most Australians and people from across the globe are on holiday during Christmas time, those wishing to have a sun-filled experience flock to the Cairns region to soak up some rays.
A well-rounded visit to the tropical Cairns region is not complete without experiencing it at morning, day and night. Beach excursions and visits to local animal parks cover daytime Cairns, while camping and fine dining cover the night. For those that wish to tackle the morning, hot air ballooning tops the list of options in the Cairns region.