About the Area
Often referred to as a tropical paradise, Cairns is one of Australia's most popular tourist hotspots and finds itself nestled in Far North Queensland between the Great Barrier Reef and the Atherton Tableland.
Cairns offers tourists an adventure playground both on land and sea. A city that celebrates food, wine and entertainment, from restaurants and shops to the completion of Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk linking fine-dining restaurants, the harbour, and the Esplanade Lagoon, means even more people are heading to the region.
Offshore tourists can venture out to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest natural feature in the world which can even be spotted from space! Out on the reef visitors can scuba dive, snorkel or simply enjoy the view without getting wet with many boat companies offering glass bottom boats.
Cairns also offers a gateway to another World Heritage listed attraction – the Daintree Rainforest. Just 110km north of Cairns, the Daintree is the oldest rainforest on earth and is home to 65% of Australia's butterfly species and 30% of our frog, marsupial and reptile species, making it a living zoo and a site not to be missed.
Whatever your plans during your stay Cairns is sure to deliver an adventure of a lifetime.
Things to do in Cairns:
- Paronella Park
- Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation tours
- Night markets
- Reef tours
- Cairns Aquarium
- Skyrail and train trip to Kuranda