Holidaying In Cairns

Located in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is not only home to a vibrant city culture, but it is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.

In the past, Cairns was known as a quiet sugar-milling town, but today it has become one of the country’s best-loved tourist hotspots. This is thanks to its collection of adventurous activities, like snorkelling, diving, and sailing, as well as its heady mix of culture and history. In the city centre, the Cairns Esplanade spills over with trendy bars, contemporary restaurants, and even a saltwater lagoon to soak up.

There is a little bit of something for everyone in Cairns, whether you’re looking for a laidback, nature-focused trip, a busy look at local city life, or an action-packed adventure full of adrenalin-pumping activities.

The Best Time to Visit Cairns

Any time of year is great for a Cairns holiday, but August is particularly good thanks to the cooler temperatures. This time of year also falls outside of the school holidays, so all the major hotspots will be less crowded.

Top Things to do in Cairns

Cairns is an adventure-lover’s dream, filled with incredible landscapes, lush hiking trails, and plenty of opportunities to explore the colourful underwater world that characterises this part of Australia.

Check out the Top Things to do in Cairns.

  • Great Barrier Reef

    This extensive ocean ecosystem is one of the most incredible natural landmarks on the planet. Filled with spectacular sea creatures in all shapes and sizes, and pockets of charming island life, it’s the perfect place to get to know Cairns from a different perspective. Here, you can snorkel and dive, as well as hit the water on a boat and marvel at the beautiful views.

  • Daintree Rainforest

    The Daintree Rainforest surrounds Cairns, and offers a nature-filled trek into the heart of Australia’s wildlife. As well as plenty of hiking routes to try out, there are tonnes of animal and plant species to spot along the way.

  • Cape Tribulation

    Cape Tribulation sits at the point where lush rainforest meets stunning turquoise waters. The area is known for its pristine beaches that are perfect for soaking up the sun on and kayaking around the coast.

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Running from Cairns through to the town of Kuranda, this high railway line exposes passengers to breath-taking views of the surrounding scenery, including dense forests, sprawling beaches, and the sparkling ocean.

Check out our popular Cairns Tours Package today!

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