Things to Do in March.

Whilst it is the "wet" or "monsoon" season in March some great times are still to be had in Cairns. We actually like to call it the "green" season. The rainforest is at it's luscious best and the creeks and rivers are really starting to pump! This makes March the perfect time to pay a visit to the quaint little rainforest town of Kuranda on the "Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train", you'll get an up close look at the mighty Barron Falls, and beleive me, they will be spectacular. Maybe you'd like to get a bit closer to it all. Why not try a half day "river tubing" trip on the Mulgrave, it's great for all the family. You could even try the "Xtreme White Water Rafting" on the Tully River for the more adventurous.

The majority of the rain tends to fall late afternoon or overnight, meaning your days shouldn't be affected. This means you can still visit the Great Barrier Reef. An option that is very popular all year, but expecially suited to January is a cruise to "Green Island & The Reef". You'll get to spend the morning on ever popular Green Island and then visit an outer reef pontoon for snorkelling and/or scuba diving in the afternoon.

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.

Green Island & The Reef - from $222

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.

Xtreme Rafting on the Tully - from $195

Xtreme is a small, exclusive trip with our very best river guides taking you on the wildest ride possible.This awesome adventure is located in spectacular surroundings only 2 hours south of Cairns.
            It's faster ... it's a greater rush .. it's extra challenges ... it's XTREME !

Family Tubing the Mulgrave - from $59

The locals have been doing this for years, now it's your turn. Grab one of our purpose built, high quality tubes and hit the river. The Mulgrave river is located approximately 40 minutes south of Cairns. This is a great half day family activity with a minimum age of 5 years.




What is the Weather like in Cairns in March?

March is typically the wettest month of the year in Cairns and the tropical north of Australia due to the presence of the monsoon trough over much of northern Australia. Alot of the rain does tend to fall in the evenings or overnight.  This rain will make sure the rainforest is at it's luscious green best and also make sure all the waterfalls are flowing well.

Max Temp °C Max Temp °F Humidity % Min Temp °C Min Temp °F             Rainfall mm             Rainfall inches Water Temp °C Water Temp °F
30° 86° 78 23° 73° 442 18 28° 82°

March weather records

March's Hottest Day - 37.7°C (18/03/1993)

March's Lowest Maximum - 23.7°C (08/03/1972)

March's Lowest Minimum - 17.7°C (31/03/2009)

March's Wettest Day - 402.8mm (08/01/1972)

March's Highest Rainfall - 1127.5mm (1945)

March's Lowest Rainfall - 27.8mm (1993)



Whats on in March in Cairns?

  • 8th - Full Moon

  • 16th to 25th - Feast of the Senses at Innisfail

  • 17th - St Patricks Day


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