Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia
Welcome to the vibrant coastal region of Cairns, a renowned attraction home to some of Australia’s natural World Heritage wonders. Cairns is located approximately 1700km north of Brisbane, providing a tropical escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. A variety of incredible destination experiences are on offer in Cairns.
Great Barrier Reef
A trip to Cairns is incomplete without visiting the incredible Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Explore over 2,600 kilometres of natural coral reef, home to thousands of unique flora and fauna. The Great Barrier Reef offers a variety of underwater experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, helicopter tours, self-sail and glass-bottomed boat, whale watching and dolphin encounters. For further information on this incredible national treasure. visit the official Great Barrier Reef website.
Welcome to the picturesque rainforest village of Kuranda. Situated just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns lies an incredible natural rainforest retreat, a World Heritage listed site. Kuranda provides a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most unique wildlife. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld, the Kuranda Koala Gardens or the Rainforestation Nature Park. View the rainforest from a bird’s eye view on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or weave your way through the dense rainforest on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. For a full list of the incredible attractions and activities that Kuranda has to offer, visit the website.
Cairns Esplanade Walk
While you’re in Cairns, take a walk down the scenic Cairns Esplanade, a 2.5km stretch along the foreshore in the heart of Cairns. The Esplanade is home to a calm lagoon and picturesque parklands. A collection of unique public artwork installations are plotted out along the walk and the Esplanade comes alive over the weekend with entertainment, markets and free fitness classes. For more information and a full list of what’s on at the Cairns Esplanade, visit the website.
Cape Tribulation offers a relaxing paradise retreat for its visitors. From a calming ocean swim and massage on the beach to a scenic trek to the Cape Tribulation lookout – there is plenty to see and do. There are also a variety of tours on offer – snorkel in the colourful and picturesque reef, kayak or canoe around the reef to see some of the unique sea life on offer or board a food tasting tour. For more information on the region, available tours and accommodation options, visit the website.