Gateway to The Great Barrier Reef

About Cairns

Cairns is located on the east coast Cape York Peninsula of Far North Queensland.  Its the 5th most populous city in Queensland and 14th overall of Australia

Cairns is the perfect city for adrenaline junkies, passionate scuba divers, if you are seeking adventure you can be sure that Cairns is the Adventure capital of Australia.

Cairns region is famous for 2 World Heritage sites Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest there are other very interesting regions in this area Quinkan rock art in the small outback town of Laura is some of the largest bodes of prehistoric art in the World.  Chillegoe has between 600 and 1000 spectacular limestone caves and is considered to be the most diverse geology in the World.

Things to do In  Cairns

Daintree Rainforest tours, Great Barrier Reef Tours, Sunset tours, white water rafting, skydiving, horse riding and bungy jumping are all popular activities to do in Cairns.

Reef Cruise have great packages to make sure your visit to Cairns takes in the top attractions.

 

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Cairns Harbour

 

The beaches in Cairns are nothing less than spectacular, like the ever popular Palm Cove, Trinity and Clifton beaches voted the very best by Cairns Post Readers.

Maybe you’d like to plan an escape to one of the more secluded beaches to the south of Cairns like Bramston, Ella Bay and Kurrimine.

Lying on the beach and watching crystal clear waters ebb and flow against warm, golden sand is a sure way to unwind from the stresses of day-to-day life.

If you prefer a bit more activity, you can take a reef cruise and swim, snorkel and sail to discover the stunning reef systems and exotic, colourful marine life.

For those of you who insist on staying fit, even while on holiday, Cairns has some of the best tracks for hiking.

Walk through ancient rainforest past the gigantic fruit-bearing Curtain Fig Tree.

The Esplanade, a must-see, must-do attraction for anybody visiting Cairns, has fun fitness programs designed with kids in mind and well as games for the entire family.

Cairns Weather

Cairns Weather

Where to Eat in Cairns

Cairns has no less than 70 restaurants to choose from with top class chefs especially skilled to appeal to your culinary senses with an array of wines made from exotic fruits native to the area.

Take the family to Barnacle Bills for a delicious seafood . Cafe China has a huge variety of scrumptious far eastern concoctions geared toward large groups.

We love Piccolo Cucina for great Italian food

On a budget? Make use of one of the twelve barbeques on the Esplanade and grill your own food!

Don’t miss Rusty’s Farmer Markets on Friday Saturday and Sunday – you can savoir a real taste of the tropics – make sure you grab a local fresh coffee at Barista Sista

Cairns is the ideal place to take a Reef Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef.

 

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The Cairns Night Markets

 

Choose from one of the more than 100 hotels, hostels and resort accommodations offered in and around Cairns.

Set yourself in the lap of luxury with breakfast buffets and stunning views or go for something a little easier on the pocketbook.

Cairns is famous for moderately priced comfort, most with free Wi-fi .

For those on a tight budget, some reasonably priced hostels have a great family vibe about them.

Cairns is Australia’s jewel; a real-life tropical paradise. Residents match the city’s warm climate with their equally warm hospitality.

They welcome the adventurous as well as those searching for a bit of peace and relaxation.

Its pristine beauty, natural wonders and distance from larger cities has made Cairns one of the most popular destinations in Australia for international tourists and the most desired getaway for domestic holiday seekers.

Discover North Queensland at its best.

 

The Cairns Esplanade
Enjoy the spectacular views while walking along the Esplanade