Things to Do in April.

The wet season's usually over and done with and visitors to Cairns have a full range of fun in the sun activities to choose from. This is a great time of year to checkout some of the World Heritage listed rainforests surrounding Cairns. You could take the "Skyrail and Train" to Kuranda for a great view of the Barron Falls, which will still have plenty of water coming over them. A slightly more adventurous option might be "Jungle Surfing", think of it as a educational ropes course through the rainforest. April's also a great month to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Maybe visit the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs with "Quicksilver Cruises" for a cruise the whole family's guaranteed to love. For the younger, or the young at heart, "Passions of Paradise" run a quality cruise to Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef, this is a great trip to go snorkelling or try an introductory dive on.

Kuranda Train & Skyrail - from $83

Kuranda Village is a quaint little town located at the top of the mountain range just behind Cairns. Kuranda is most famous because of its means of getting there. The Kuranda Scenic Train winds its way in an hour and a half journey up the mountain to Kuranda, and Skyrail is a cable car ride that takes at least one hour to get there, travelling above world heritage listed rainforest.

 Quicksilver Reef Crise - from $222

For the experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver Cruises wavepiercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance... Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.

 Passions of Paradise - from $139

Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Cairns. The 25 metre high-performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique locations, world-famous Michaelmas Cay and exclusive Paradise Reef, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals.

 Jungle Surfing Day Tour - from $199

Travel to Cape Tribulation and experience this exciting activity, all in one day! Enjoy one of the most scenic coastal drives in Australia. With a stop at the Wildlife Habitat and Alexandra Lookout you'll be ready for Jungle Surfing, a new and unique way to experience the rainforest canopy. Enjoy some free time on Mayall Beach at Cape Tribulation before returning to Cairns.


What is the Weather like in Cairns in April?

April's the beginning of our "dry" season here in Cairns, and can be one of the better months to visit. Although there is a small chance of some rain the monsoon should be finished for the year. The rainforest and mountains will be a luscious green and the creeks, rivers and waterfalls will still be flowing well. It's still very warm in April, both day and night, although you may want to pack for the surprise cooler night or morning.

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April weather records

April's Hottest Day - 36.8°C (02/04/1988)

April's Lowest Maximum - 22.3°C (14/04/1979)

April's Lowest Minimum - 13°C (15/04/1994)

April's Wettest Day - 185.8mm (17/04/1984)

April's Highest Rainfall - 634mm (2006)

April's Lowest Rainfall - 13mm (2008)


Whats on in April in Cairns?


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