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Cairns or Brisbane?

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Cairns or Brisbane?

Hi I will be travelling to Oz next Feb. I will be going with a package deal that includes 3 nights in Sydney and 3 nights in either Brisbane or Cairns. I am 21 yo girl, which place do you think I would enjoy more/most things to do?

thanks :)

Brisbane, Australia
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1. Re: Cairns or Brisbane?

It depends which nights they are! Firstly, Brisbane is a city so there's plenty of shopping and places to eat out, but not much in the way of sights (unless you want to travel to the north or south).

Cairns is a town (well, a big town, but still nothing like Brisbane), so only has limited shopping and places to eat out, but has fabulous sights (Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Skyrail etc).

Brisbane has fabulous nightlife thursday through to sunday, but during the week it could be quiet. Cairns, on the other hand, is only a small town, but is full of backpackers so it's more likely you'll find some craic there on a monday or tuesday.

Hope that helps!

Brisbane, Australia
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2. Re: Cairns or Brisbane?

gk... when you come back to Brisbane , i will point you in the direction of the best sights off the tourist map.


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