Cairns is well known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef as it’s located in Far North Queensland. The bustling cosmopolitan city is home to more than 140,000 welcoming and friendly locals.
Not only is Cairns home to the largest reef system in the world, but the oldest living rainforest as well- – the Daintree Rainforest.
The city of Cairns is the only place in the world you’ll find two World Heritage sites side-by-side. When you travel Cairns, there’s an abundance of things to do and see.
Cairns attractions are diverse and numerous. There’s something everyone will enjoy.
Not only does Cairns offer world-class scuba diving destinations, breathtaking beaches and rainforest scenery, but it’s also known for top accommodations, the finest dining, and extraordinary art galleries and historical markers.
The climate here is of the tropical type were the warm breezes will take you to a place of relaxation. Tropical monsoon climate runs from November to May.
The relatively dry season is from June to October but there are showers during this time, with milder temperatures in the winter months. Maximum temperatures are 25.7 C (78.3F) in July and 31.4C (88.5F) in January.
Some of the finest shopping can be done in Cairns Central and at the Pier Shopping Centre where shopping centres have been refurbished to bring back the grandeur of the area.
There are centres to service the urban areas also, further from the city centre, Located in Mount Sheridan, Redlynch, Smithfield and Clifton Beach.
Food is no problem with restaurants from fine dining, with seafood and steaks to snack bars for a quick meal when you’re on the run seeing all the sights.
Oh and the sights are many, from all the beautiful beaches for you to relax on, breathing the fresh sea air and feeling the gentle breezes flowing in from the ocean.
The rain forest is a must see with the tropical plants and wildlife that lives in the forest.
The Great Barrier Reef is a must see with all its splendour of colourful coral and sea life.
This is just a few things to see and do in the great city of Cairns Australia.