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Fun Things To Do In Cairns Queensland

Cairns North Queensland is a growing city with a population of around 120,000. First settled in 1876 to service the gold mining to the west, Cairns is a major sugar cane region with a very robust tourism industry.

Diving on the Great Barrier ReefCairns is the gateway to many exciting attractions of North Queensland. A popular tourist destination, especially with overseas guests, visitors to Cairns have a mix of fun tours and excellent accommodation.

The Great Barrier Reef is just an hour cruise from Cairns, making it the ideal spot for cruise operators, fishing and dive charters, plus it has some of the best beaches found anywhere in the world.

Just north of Cairns is Trinity Beach and Palm Cove, both tourist destinations in their own right, Port Douglas is a little further on, about 80 kms.

Queensland's highest mountain, Mount Bartle Frere, overlooks the city and the village of Kuranda is a spot that attracts many tourists for the natural beauty and a ride on the scenic Kuranda Rail and Sky Gondola.

The Daintree Forest to the North of Cairns, is a heritage listed area and holds the largest collection of rare flora and fauna in the world.

The Daintree River is a popular area to go crocodile spotting, while picturesque Cooktown is a must see day tour from Cairns.

Add the Atherton Tableland to the overall picture, with stunning waterfalls, volcanic craters and the amazing Undara Lava Tubes, and it's easy to see why Cairns is the fourth most popular tourist destination in Australia.

Come on up to Cairns and have a fantastic time.

Kuranda Scenic rail From Cairns.



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