The Best Season to visit Cairns therefore is during the dry season of April to September and November.
The transport used by the locals mostly is the bus. It is cheap and comfortable but sometimes crowded. You can hire a taxi or take a car on rent to tour the city. Cycling is also a good option to travel around leisurely.
Getting Around:Cairns is well-connected by air, rail, road and sea to almost all major cities of Australia. There are several direct international flights from countries of Asia-Pacific region and Europe fly to Cairns. The city is also serviced by various luxurious cruises.
Things To Do
There is no dearth of activities in this picturesque city of Australia. The city offers you a plethora of things (activities) to do and enjoy with your family. You can take full advantage of the awe inspiring sites of the city by traveling in the Skyrail Rainforest Cables. The cable gives you a bird's eye view and enough time to enjoy the landscape.
You must also visit the man made saltwater lagoon and artificial beach.
The museums of Cairns are surely not to be missed as they introduce you to the beautiful architecture and the golden history of the city. Some of the world famous ones are : -
The Cominos House
The Cairns Museum
While you are in Cairns do undertake the trip to the Billabong Sanctuary which is one of the country's leading national veritable paradise for animal lovers and conservationists.
Best Places to Visit:
Cairns has many attractions, man-made as well as natural. It is a haven for adventure seeker or a travel-lover. The golden sun kissed beaches with sparkling azure water of the sea, dense forests, rocky terrain, scenic waterfalls and exciting wild life make Cairns as the most desired tourist destination.
The most recognized places to visit are the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforests. They offer some of the exciting and thrilling moments to the visitors.
The city of Cairns also boasts of some of the places which are surely not to be missed like Esplanade, Regional Art Gallery, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Civic Theatre and many more.
Apart from sight-seeing, the city has endless list of activities for the tourists like :
– Bungee Jumping
– Scuba Diving
– Mountain Biking
– Sea Kayaking
– Kite Surfing
– Cairns Fishing
– Horse Riding
– Hot Air Ballooning
Shopping and Entertainment
Cairns is definitely a paradise for shoppers. One gets completely engrossed in the shopping presents and souvenirs for family and friends. All the items are available at reasonable prices. Most of the shopping destinations have numerous stalls offering souvenirs, food and fashion goods.
Amusement knows no realms. Apart from various amusement parks, you can spend valuable time with your family in the wildlife parks, aquatic parks etc. Some of the well known amusement parks in Cairns are Sugar World Water Slodes, Tjapukai Aborginal Cultural Park, Flecker Botanical Garden and Daintree National Park. All these parks are technologically advanced and we strictly follow all the safety norms set by the government. The city has a wonderful and vibrant nightlife for those who are keen on spending the night on a different note. The most popular destinations for enjoying a great nightlife in Cairns is visiting the nightclubs like Tropos etc. Night clubs are generally considered as the most popular venues of nightlife entertainment in Cairns as they provide an excellent blend of delicious meals complementing a variety of drinks and a refreshing ambience.
English is the official language and spoken by major population of Cairns. But even German and Japanese is also used to a large extend.
Cairns is famous for its excellent food and numerous restaurants. The city ranks the best amongst all other cities of Australia when it comes to dining places. The city offers world class dining experience, quality cuisines and excellent ambience. You can choose from the various Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Italian, Swiss delicacies to the traditional local food.
Located centrally 41km north-west of Cardwell and 36km south-west of Tully, lies Murray Upper National Park. It is here where one of natures beauty's is hidden.
Murray Falls is a combination of rainforested mountains and tropical lowlands that meet in the attractive foothills of the Kirrama Range. Here you'll find large volumes of water racing over naturally sculpted pink granite boulders which make these falls one of north Queensland's prettiest sights youre bound to see.
The Traditional Owners of Millstream Falls National Park, the Jirrbal people, welcome you and ask that you respect and take care while visiting their country.
In the rain shadow of the eastern dividing range, dry open woodlands surround Big Millstream Falls, reputedly the widest single-drop falls in Australia. The park is rich in World War II history.
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop... read more
Millaa Millaa Falls are magnificent waterfalls surrounded by lush rainforest located on the Waterfalls Circuit, along with Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls.
The falls cascade perfectly to a pristine waterhole below where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool water. There's also a lovely grassy picnic area for you to relax.
Millaa Millaa Falls are one of the most photographed in all of Australia, so make sure you bring your camera. And if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a platypus!
Australia's most famous one day white water rafting experience! Up to 5 hours and 45 rapids of adventure, magnificent waterfalls, World Heritage Rainforest and the assurance of a fully trained river guide, the Tully River is the ultimate in rafting! Rapids to grade 4.
Experience Australia's most famous white water rafting experience on the Tully River, south of Cairns. After being picked up from your accommodation you will enjoy a scenic journey through cloud covered coastal mountains, clear rivers and fields of... read more
110km north of Cairns, via the Cook Highway
Kuku Yalanji, the traditional owners of Daintree National Park, welcome you and ask that you respect their special place. Their traditional country extends from near Cooktown, south to Mossman and west to the Palmer River.
Rainforested mountains sweep down to long sandy beaches. One of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, the Cape Tribulation area was included in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in 1988.
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Jardine River National Park and Heathlands Resources Reserve is a large Wilderness Park in the catchment of Queensland's largest perennial stream, the Jardine River. Rainforest, open forest, heath and shrubland. Visit only in Dry. Three camping areas. South of Bamaga.
The park and reserves encompass the traditional country of several Aboriginal groups including people from the Atambaya, Angkamuthi, Yadhaykenu, Gudang and Wuthathi language and social groups. The area is a living cultural landscape, with places an... read more
Granite outcrops, open forest, boulder-strewn Davies Creek and Aboriginal rock art are the striking features of these parks.
Dinden National Park straddles the Lamb Range. Rainforest cloaks the wetter eastern side of the range, where Lake Morris, the main water reservoir for Cairns, is situated. Eucalypt woodland occupies the drier rain-shadowed areas on the western slopes. Between these two contrasting vegetation types runs a strip of a rare forest type known as wet scleroph... read more
Fitzroy Island National Park is rugged and diverse with granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches.
Close to the north Queensland mainland, Fitzroy Island National Park is rugged and diverse with granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches. This high continental island was connected to the mainland before sea levels rose.
For thousands of years, the Gungandji people hunted, gathered foods and held special ceremonies on the island... read more
Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef hides the beautiful Clifton beach. Clifton beach is known for its astounding sea shores and lush blue sea.
Beauty never fades here
The white sandy sea beaches are the places to enjoy rest and spend a splendid time. Amidst all the tropical beaches, Clifton beach is tagged as the best.
Never seen rocks, boulders and other fine creation of the nature is the most prominent feature of the Clifton beach. Clifton beach is known for its awesome hotels and resorts to stay.
The ... read more