Cairns is a tropical city, located in Far North Queensland, Australia. The climate is tropical and it is usually very warm and humid throughout most of the year. Being a tourist city, Cairns has a lot of visitors. Many people want to stay longer, probably because it’s such a relaxing place and has every thing you need.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the main attraction for many tourists around the world. Not just because it beautiful but also the largest barrier reef in the world as well. Actually, it’s also the world’s largest natural feature. It’s a paradise for diving and snorkeling. Some couples love it so much, they even choose to get married here – under the ocean!

Underwater weddings are legal in Australia. The wedding professional will provide information to the couple. It’s a great and wonderful thing to do.


The Kuranda Scenic Railway is another day trip tourists can take. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is an Historic train ride up to the town of Kuranda. Kuranda is a small town set amongst a beautiful rainforest. You can also drive to Kuranda. You can drive past the Baron waterfall and the rain forest tropical gardens. And visit Kuranda market, where the hippy artists hang out.

Another way to get to Kuranda is to take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The Skyrail is an enclosed chairlift that takes you over the canopy of the most beautiful world heritage rainforest in Australia to Kuranda.

Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns tropical zoo is on the way to Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Have an amazing experience and enjoy the show of wildlife Australia animal. This place has a monster we call the saltwater crocodile. It’s a killer and can be very dangerous. They usually live around the river outlets or nearby.

Palm Cove

Take a day trip from Cairns to Palm Cove. This place is relaxing because it’s quite quiet with very long beach. There’s a lot of accommodation at Palm Cove. Sometimes I like to drive from Cairns to Palm Cove just for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Then lay down on the beach in the afternoon.

Port Douglas

Port Douglas is take about 2 hours drive from Cairns. Port Douglas is not just a beautiful town with luxury accommodation. You also get an awesome view on the drive from Cairns to Port Douglas. It makes me feel so good when I drive at the edge of the Australian map.

Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest

Cape Tribulation, also known as “Cape Trib” by the locals, is even further north than Port Douglas. It’s about 110km north of Cairns. Cape Tribulation has beautiful nature and sometimes tourists also can see crocodiles while crossing the river or while doing a boat trip. There is some accommodation around but sometimes you will need to book in advance.

Cairns Esplanade

Photo of sculpture on Cairns Esplanade

Photo of sculpture on Cairns Esplanade

Cairns Esplanade is the main waterfront area in Cairns. It stretches for several kilometres along the waterfront. It’s a place that anyone can enjoy – young or old. At the esplanade, you can have a barbecue at any of the free barbecue spots. You can go for a swim in the giant, man-made lagoon. There’s a walking track and a bike track that extends the full length of the esplanade (and longer). There’s a play ground for young children, a skate park for the teenagers, and a volleyball court for beach volleyball. There’s even a free outdoor gym

Photo of free outdoor gym on Cairns Esplanade

Photo of free outdoor gym on Cairns Esplanade

along the side on the Cairns Esplanade as well. There are many restaurants and resorts running along the opposite side of the road to the esplanade. This spot is a favourite on the weekends.

Cairns Casino

After partying or visiting one of the many bars in cairns, you may looking for some fun. The Cairns Casino is open very late, and is made for people who love to gamble, listen to music, play and eat.

Cairns Accommodation

Cairns is a popular place to visit, so there are many accommodation options available. Options include home stay, share house, backpacker to luxury hotel. What you choose will depend on your budget and how long you intend to stay in Cairns. There are accommodation options available for everyone.

Cairns International Students

Cairns has many international students. Many college and schools are available in Cairns for international students. It’s perfect because this place has a very good environment and is not as busy as the larger cities.

Living in Cairns

I’ve been living in Cairns since I arrived in Australia five years ago. I loved it then and I’m still in love with Cairns. But that doesn’t stop me going somewhere else for a holiday. Sometimes my holidays are within driving distance from Cairns, sometimes I have to fly. The Cairns International Airport is very handy in this regard.