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> Which one better to visit in Australia: Cairns or Brisbane?
richardcarlos
post Jun 8 2009, 05:40 AM
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Hi, we are 4 members in family and will be visiting Australia for a week this summer (July.) We have already decided to visit Sydney for 3 days and are now choosing between Cairns and Brisbane.

I was wondering which city would be better to visit for 4 days in your opinions. The biggest concern on activities for children, weather, and beaches. We could visit both cities (2 days each) but feel that it would be a bit of a rush.

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post Jun 8 2009, 09:30 AM
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Hi Gene,

Weatherwise, you would be better off going to Cairns - I imagine it will be quite cold in Brisbane at that time, as its Winter. Cairns should be nice - mid 20s. Brisbane isn't on the coast either, so no beaches. As far as I can remember, Cairns doesn't really have beaches either - there is a big lagoon on the promenade that everyone uses instead, there were alot of families there when I visited. So overall, I would probably say Cairns is more suited to what you want.
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post Jun 8 2009, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE(sianeth @ Jun 8 2009, 09:30 AM) *

Hi Gene,

Weatherwise, you would be better off going to Cairns - I imagine it will be quite cold in Brisbane at that time, as its Winter. Cairns should be nice - mid 20s. Brisbane isn't on the coast either, so no beaches. As far as I can remember, Cairns doesn't really have beaches either - there is a big lagoon on the promenade that everyone uses instead, there were alot of families there when I visited. So overall, I would probably say Cairns is more suited to what you want.



agree with Sian Cairns is a better option


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post Jun 9 2009, 12:52 PM
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I think Brisie is better for kids, as it's a much larger place, but Cairns would be my choice. You can go diving in the Great Barrier Reef, it's a lot warmer, there are some ace national parks near by and the beaches are a short(ish) drive away. The Lagoon in Cairns does the job though if you want to splash around in the sun.

On the other hand Brisie has the Gold Coast near by, which is ace for kids, but at that time of year, chilly...and probably a bit deserted. Australia Zoo is near by, that's cool for kids.


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post Jul 22 2009, 01:20 PM
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Another Cairns vote here.... you just can't beat the reef! smile.gif
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