Cairns, Australia

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Cairns is one of Australia's hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia's great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast. And inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine, balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city's graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.

Cairns graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip - Cairns is pronounced "cans."

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  • Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. As the world's largest reef system, it's composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles.

  • Rainforest/West Tropics Rainforest/West Tropics

    The Wet Tropics Rainforest is home to the largest range of plants and animals and the oldest rainforest on earth, including 2,800 different plant species.

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Kuranda Scenic Railway

    The railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891, and even today, is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude as it winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda.

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    Touted as "The World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience," the skyrail is a world's first in environmental tourism, taking you over Australia's World Heritage Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Park Tjapukai Aboriginal Park

    Located at Caravonica, directly next door to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, the park offers a showcase of the Tjapukai people, one of the indigenous peoples of the Cairns region.

  • Esplanade/Lagoon Esplanade/Lagoon

    The Esplanade lagoon and boardwalk overlooks the Barrier Reef and Trinity Inlet. This recreational area is one of Cairns' best-known landmarks and a focal point for both locals and visitors alike.

  • Snorkel/Dive Snorkel/Dive

    The port of Cairns offers a variety of underwater opportunities at the Great Barrier Reef for the complete beginner to the more experienced snorkeler or diver.

  • Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Adventure


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