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Cairns, Australia

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."

Points of Interest

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Rainforest/West Tropics
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Park
  • Esplanade/Lagoon
  • Snorkel/Dive
  • Outdoor Adventure

More about Cairns, Australia Points of Interest

  • 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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

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GREEN ISLAND ECO ADVENTURE

7.5 hours | Cairns | CNS-002 C N S - 0 0 2

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From AUD$249.95

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Local Connections: The Great Barrier Reef

7.5 hours | Cairns | CNS-100 C N S - 1 0 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal; Includes snack

From AUD$374.95

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Best of Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda & Scenic Railway

6 hours | Cairns | CNS-110 C N S - 1 1 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$249.95

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure

5 hours | Cairns | CNS-120 C N S - 1 2 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$154.95

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Local Connections - Hands On Country Eco-Culture Tour

3.5 hours | Cairns | CNS-150 C N S - 1 5 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$204.95

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Kuranda and Scenic Railway Journey

5 hours | Cairns | CNS-200 C N S - 2 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From AUD$174.95

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Kuranda & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

5 hours | Cairns | CNS-215 C N S - 2 1 5

Moderate Activity

From AUD$174.95

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Gold Class Scenic Rail

5 hours | Cairns | CNS-250 C N S - 2 5 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From AUD$259.95

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Rainforestation, Army Duck & Wildlife

6 hours | Cairns | CNS-251 C N S - 2 5 1

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From AUD$229.95

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Cairns in Style

3.25 hours | Cairns | CNS-255 C N S - 2 5 5

Moderate Activity

From AUD$124.95

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The Inlet Sightseeing Safari

2.25 hours | Cairns | CNS-260 C N S - 2 6 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$79.95

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PORT DOUGLAS ON YOUR OWN

7 hours | Cairns | CNS-295 C N S - 2 9 5

Easy Activity

From AUD$99.95

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Scenic Walk through Cairns

2 hours | Cairns | CNS-380 C N S - 3 8 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$89.95

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Cairns by Bike

2 hours | Cairns | CNS-440 C N S - 4 4 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$154.95

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Bad Fishy Jet Boat

1.25 hours | Cairns | CNS-510 C N S - 5 1 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$99.95

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Wild River Tube Ride

5 hours | Cairns | CNS-515 C N S - 5 1 5

Moderate Activity

From AUD$144.95

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Babinda Boulders Tour

4.5 hours | Cairns | CNS-650 C N S - 6 5 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$144.95

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Cairns Reef Scenic Flight

2 hours | Cairns | CNS-800 C N S - 8 0 0

Moderate Activity

From AUD$354.95

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