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The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing. The city has an easygoing, unpretentious atmosphere that makes it easy for visitors to adjust to local life. Much of the appeal of Cairns comes from its backdrop of forested hills and flanked by attractive beaches. Our Australia travel itinerary planner allows you to schedule your trip to Cairns, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
Duration: 8h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
Duration: 10h - 12h
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Snorkelling AND Glass Bottom Boat at Green Island from Cairns
Duration: 5h - 9h
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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Message from Tourism Australia
The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors. Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, but don't miss the great things to do in and around town. You'll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby. Relax by a resort pool or spend your days exploring this tropical oasis. International flights arrive at Cairns Airport, a 10 to 15 minute drive from the city centre. In Cairns you'll find plenty of activities to get your heart racing.