Things to Do in July.

Cairns is spectacular in July, the sun's out, the chances of rain are minimal and people are flocking to this destination from all over the world. As July is part of the "peak" or "high" tourist season in Cairns we definately advise you to book ahead, as many of the more popular tours and attractions may be fully booked.

Although it's mid winter, July is also the perfect time to visit the Great Barrier Reef, with the air temperatures in the mid 20's and the water temperature between 22° and 25° it's equivalent to a mild Sydney summers day, and definately warmer in the water than Melbourne or Adelaide in the middle of their summer! Some popular Great Barrier Reef day tours perfectly suited to July are our ever popular "Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Adventure" which visit's both a outer reef pontoon and Green Island in the one day - it's like 2 different reef trips combined, offering something for the whole family. If you're staying in Cairns for more than a few days you may want to consider our "Amazing 3 Day Reef Pass", it allows you to choose 3 out of 6 different reef cruises all for the one low price. You can potentially save over $200 with this pass.

July is also the beginning of the annual humpback whale season in Cairns. While it's common to encounter whales on pretty much any reef cruise, we now have a dedicated "Cairns Whale Watching" cruise - with sightings guaranteed or you can go again for free.

As always, a visit to Kuranda on the Skyrail and Scenic Train is a must do while in Cairns. Maybe take along a light jumper if you'll be in Kuranda in the late afternoon, as the mountain air can be a bit colder than in Cairns. 

Kuranda Train & Skyrail - from $112

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.

Green Island & The Reef - from $232

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay.A day of adventure and discovery continues onto Cairns Adventures’ spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

 Amazing 3 Day Reef Pass - from $438

What a great deal! You can choose any 3 of the 6 below tours for the one low price. Thats a potential saving of over $200. There's options to visit both Green Island or the Low Isles. There's 3 different pontoon options, and 2 different scuba/snorkelling trips to choose from. All tours must be completed in 7 days, and photo ID must be supplied.

 Whale Watching - from $99

There are few more emotional or moving experiences in nature than viewing Humpback Whales up close in their natural environment.Taking the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures will leave you with memories lasting a life time.This tour also offers a guarantee, if you don't see whales you can go again for free!

What is the Weather like in Cairns in July?

Although July is mid winter here in Cairns, it's a winter probably quite unlike the one's you're used to. With temperatures ranging from 17° to 25° it shouldn't be too hot or cold for anyone.

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July weather records

July's Hottest Day - 30.1°C (18/07/1964)

July's Lowest Maximum - 19.3°C (19/07/1965)

July's Lowest Minimum - 7.3°C (19/07/1965)

July's Wettest Day - 38.2mm (10/07/2012)

July's Highest Rainfall - 145.0mm (1969)

July's Lowest Rainfall - 0.00mm (1958)


Whats on in July 2014 in Cairns?

  • Regular local Community Markets
  • 3rd to 6th - Cairns Ukelele Festival
  • 4th - WA, SA, TAS, ACT School Holidays begin
  • 4th to 6th - Malanda Show
  • 4th Mareeba Rodeo Ball
  • 7th to 8th - Atherton Show
  • 10th to 11th - Innisfail Show
  • 11th - Mareeba Rodeo Street Parade
  • 12th - Full Moon
  • 12th to 13th - Mareeba Show
  • 12th to 13th - Mareeba Rodeo
  • 14th - Back to School QLD, VIC
  • 15th - Back to School NSW, VIC
  • 16th to 18th - Cairns Show
  • 18th - Cairns Show Holiday (PUBLIC HOLIDAY - tourist areas open, most other shops closed)
  • 19th to 20th - Mission Beach Surf Life Saving Carnival
  • 20th to 21st  - Mossman Show
  • 21st - Back to School WA, SA, TAS, ACT, NT
  • 221st to 25th - Cairns ARTescape
  • 25th to 26th - Tully Show
  • 27th to 3rd August - Cairns Golf Week




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