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Cairns, Cairns Australia or Cairns Queensland is a city on the northeast coast of Australia. It is a popular holiday destination and one of the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Cairns Australia. Cairns is in Far North Queensland and is a popular holiday destination, one of the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns enjoys a tropical climate, making it warm year-round, but very wet in summer!

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What is there to do in Cairns?

There are many things to see and do in and around Cairns. The short list is below, see our full posts for more details.

  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef or Islands nearby to swim, snorkel or scuba dive.
  • Visit many waterfalls, lakes, and fresh water swimming holes in the region.
  • Tour the Atherton Tablelands, see wineries, dairies, chocolate, coffee and banana farms.
  • Head a little north to Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, and the Daintree Rainforest.
  • Visit Kuranda, a rainforest village accessible by cable car, road, or steam train.
  • North of Cairns you will find the Northern Beaches.
  • Visit many tourist attractions such as the Cairns Aquarium and Cairns Wakeboarding.
  • Fishing and seafood are popular in this region. Even Marlin fishing in season.
  • Get to see wild or captive saltwater crocodiles.

Things to do in Cairns, Cairns Australia

Cairns has numerous great attractions within easy reach of the city and CBD but there are also loads of things to do in the surrounding area. We’re local travel bloggers, we live just outside Cairns when we’re not travelling the world, so we really enjoyed putting this Cairns travel blog section together for you. In …

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Is There a Beach in Cairns? Where to Swim or Cool Off.

Cairns, Australia, is one of the stepping off points for snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, but is there a beach in Cairns?  No, actually, there’s not. There is a pretty esplanade walkway and a narrow strip of sand but mostly Cairns has a busy estuary and salt water crocodiles, big ones. We also have stinger …

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