Cairns is a great place for many thrilling adventures in the far-flung environs of Far North. Queensland, the world’s most beautiful tropical region, where World Heritage sites such as the Daintree Forest, remote beach side idylls on Cape Tribulation, the mysterious crater lakes and plains of the Atherton Tablelands, the unique charms of Port Douglas and the sun-kissed brilliance of Mission Beach are the starting point for holidays of which dreams are made.
A modern colorful city and capital of the tropical far north, where the cosmopolitan Esplanade traces the bay foreshore. Parks and spectacular gardens abound with colorful blooms and a myriad of other tropical trees and plants. Cairns’ location is superb, the Great Barrier Reef to the east, the mountain rain-forest and plains of the Atherton Tablelands to the west and south.
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Cairns city is in the heart of the Tropical North and is the primary gateway to Northern Australia. A modern, sophisticated city, it is an ideal base to explore the wider region with front door access to the Great Barrier Reef, rain-forest and outback. An amazing 600 tour options are available each and every day from Cairns city. The Cairns International Airport is located only several minutes drive north of the city center. The city itself is where much of the accommodation is situated with international standard restaurants, boutique shopping, modern art galleries and classy nightclubs to keep visitors entertained.
Over the past 15 years Cairns has gained world wide prominence as one of the great black marlin fishing locations and is now further enhanced by easy access to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling enthusiasts, scuba divers and those who simply wish to view the coral from a glass bottomed boat. Cairns is an attractive destination for shoppers with Trinity Wharf and the Pier shopping center, night markets and the new entertainment complex. Cairns offers a variety of activities and accommodation to suit every budget.
Cairns, the tropical gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the splendors of Far North Queensland, was once a sleepy, little coastal town with a maritime heritage and a diminutive population. Today, it is bustling port and a cosmopolitan city, home to people from all over Australia and the world; a plethora of world-class hotels, designer shops, superb restaurants and an international airport.
Cairns is blessed with an extraordinary climate. The broad, palm-lined esplanades are bordered with lush tropical flowers and plants in colorful abundance. The busy bay foreshore, lively Pier Marketplace and energetic marlin jetty add excitement to this city that started life as port handling gold and tin from inland mines.
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