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Welcome to Cairns - International gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics rainforest and the only place on earth where two World Heritage-listed areas meet.
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Description

As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture.

Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina.

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Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue.

After dark choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant, party on a dance floor, discover treasures at the markets or watch a local cultural show.

Choose from a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotels, luxurious resorts, waterfront apartments, family-friendly motels and fun backpacker hostels.

The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure.

Travel from the city's Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands.

Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Shopping
    Shopping
  • Walking
    Walking

Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Cairns Weather Today - Mostly cloudy
Mostly
sunny
28 °C 5:42am EST 6:20pm EST

7 Day Forecast

  Sun,
26 Oct
Mon,
27 Oct
Tue,
28 Oct
Wed,
29 Oct
Thu,
30 Oct
Fri,
31 Oct
Sat,
1 Nov
Forecast Cairns Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Cairns Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Cairns Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Cairns Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Cairns Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Cairns Weather Forecast - Possible shower
Possible
shower
Cairns Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Minimum 20°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 21°C 21°C
Maximum 31°C 31°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 31°C 32°C

Weather last updated at 1:19pm Sunday, 26 October 2014.


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