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.
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.
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.
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 funtastic time.