Cairns - Qld

The tropical climate in Cairns ensures you’ll have warm weather to enjoy all the activities the region is famous for including diving, snorkelling, reef tours, bungee & much more.

This modern, sophisticated city with its extensive shopping and dining experiences, magnificent mountain backdrop and direct access to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Tropical Rainforests makes Cairns an extremely attractive cruise and fly/cruise port.

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Why visit Cairns - Qld ?

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Australia’s adventure capital

One of the country’s busiest cruise destinations

The Port provides capacity for up to two cruise ships located along Wharves 1-5 with a dedicated cruise terminal of Cairns on Wharf 2/3. Some of the bigger ships cannot get in as the channel into the port is very long and narrow. They also have to be of a size that will let them turn around in the river, otherwise, they will be anchored and use tenders.

Cairns is a small city with a population of approx. 130,000 that is very focused on the tourist industry, but is also surrounded by agricultural activities including sugar cane, banana tropical fruits, and now boasts the world’s first tropical fruit wine region. Cairns is popular with international tourists, particularly the Japanese.

There is a lot of budget accommodation with plenty of drinking establishments and cheap restaurants for backpackers. The atmosphere is relatively inexpensive tourism, with t-shirt shops and lots of clubs and places to go out for young travellers.

Skyrail Rain forest Cableway is one of the most scenic ways to travel from Cairns, climbing up above the rain forest canopy to the charming mountain town of Kuranda.

Kuranda Scenic Railway provides a historic, scenic journey between Kuranda ’The Village in the Rainforest’ and Cairns, traversing the walls of the Barron Gorge National Park, through hand carved tunnels and past tumbling rainforest waterfalls.

A trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a must do for any visitor to the region. It takes about one hour to get to Green Island. With Cairns ideally positioned on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, the Reef Fleet Terminal enhances the passenger’s experience providing the ultimate departure point to the Reef. The Reef Fleet Terminal is located at the end of Spence Street, between the Pier Shopping centre and Cairns harbour Lights and adjacent to the Cairns Marlin Marina.

The terminal is the focus of Reef Fleet tourism in Cairns with an estimated minimum of 650,000 passengers departing from the Reef Fleet Terminal annually.

For visitors and residents wishing to experience the wonder of the Reef, this terminal enables passengers to discuss their Reef requirements directly with the operators in a central convenient location. The two-storey Reef Fleet Terminal has been uniquely designed to process up to 2,000 passengers per day in the peak 8am – 10am period.

About 20km from Cairns, the Crystal Cascades are a series of beautiful waterfalls and pools. Avoid jumping off the rock cliffs here. The area is accessed by a 1.2km (30-minute) pathway that’s suitable for wheelchairs.

Shops and services are generally open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and until lunchtime on Saturday. In cities and larger towns, many shops stay open late on Thursday or Friday evening - usually until 9pm - and all day on Saturday. Shopping malls are often open on Sundays as well.

Cairns is one of the country’s true hotspots, home to numerous adventures on both land and sea so is an outstanding destination for all demographics looking for an unforgettable nature-oriented experience.

Photo credit: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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