Cairns

  • Location 16.9203° S, 145.7710° E
  • Population 153,951
  • Established 1876
  • Elevation 7 metres
  • Postcode 4870
  • Temperature: Min 17 °C Max 36 °C

The Great Barrier Reef may be seen from the air.
The Great Barrier Reef’s coral, tropical fish, turtles, and rays are all unforgettable. Explore the reef in all its glory, both above and below the surface of the ocean.

Visit Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, but don’t forget to take advantage of the many other attractions the city has to offer. You’ll be able to enjoy some of the best cafes, markets, and beaches in the area. Take a dip in one of the resort’s swimming pools, or spend your days exploring this tropical paradise.

Visitors can fly into the domestic and international airport gateway and visit two World Heritage-listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Cairns is a popular holiday destination With a  sophisticated, multicultural hub and 5-star accommodation and dining.

A convenient base to plan and launch land and sea tours to explore the nearby coral reefs and rainforests.

It is the largest city in Queensland and boasts extensive transport connections.  Cairns also has a world-class infrastructure and a wealth of international culture and Aboriginal heritage.

Cairns Region

From inner-city 5-star luxury to beachside escapes, self-catering motels, and camping, there is a vast range of accommodation options in Cairns and surrounding suburbs and towns, including popular seaside destinations Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

Cairns is the mainland hub of Tropical North Queensland and is a lively city with its safe manufactured swimming lagoon on the water’s edge.

Port Douglas and Palm Cove are two famous and fashionable seaside towns to the north and a string of other beaches.

Great eating and shopping options are available in all areas, and there are good family accommodation options to suit all styles and budgets.

Islands

Find a tropical paradise on a tropical island

Get out on the water and explore the Cairns coastline by taking a day tour, chartering a sailboat, or snorkelling at one of the region’s eco-friendly island resorts. You can learn more about some of Queensland’s lesser-known island retreats here.

Next, Cairns’s family-friendly islands include Fitzroy Island and Green Island.

Visitors to Green Island can partake in activities, including glass-bottom boat tours and snorkelling.

Green Island activities include rainforest walks, a submarine experience, and crocodiles at Marineland Melanesia.

Other islands offering exclusive luxury include Bedarra Island, Lizard Island, and Haggerstone Island.

There is also an excellent floating hotel with a sleep on the reef option for something different.