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Cairns, pronounced as ‘cans’, is the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by a lush rainforest, blue ocean waters, and exotic wildlife, Cairns is the place to visit if you’re looking to escape the crowded city and be one with the wonders of nature. See the beauty and grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef with a relaxing cruise or an exciting helicopter ride, or try out fun water activities like snorkeling, waterslides at theme parks, as well as tours inside a semi-submersible craft. Explore the highlights of Cairns in one afternoon by going on a half day tour that takes you to St. Monica's Cathedral, the lush Flecker Botanic Gardens, Barron Gorge National Park. and more.

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Thrilling Aussie Activities Your Mom Warned You About

Australia is the land of outdoor activities from skydiving to swimming with the sharks! All you daredevils are up for an adrenaline-pumping experience like never before when you arrive in the land down under.

Clarice Sheng· 14 Dec 2017

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Cairns Rainforest Adventure

Venture through rainforests to by railway or cableway and get acquainted with local nature

The Great Barrier Reef

No traveler to Cairns can miss out on the marine wonder of Australian World Heritage

Take A Dip!

Cool off from Cairns' tropical climate by splashing around in Australia's pristine waters

THINGS TO DO IN CAIRNS

TRAVEL TIPS

About Cairns

Cairns, pronounced as ‘cans’, is the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by a lush rainforest, blue ocean waters, and exotic wildlife, Cairns is the place to visit if you’re looking to escape the crowded city and be one with the wonders of nature.


See the beauty and grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef with a relaxing cruise or an exciting helicopter ride, or try out fun water activities like snorkeling, waterslides at theme parks, as well as tours inside a semi-submersible craft. Explore the highlights of Cairns in one afternoon by going on a half day tour that takes you to St. Monica's Cathedral, the lush Flecker Botanic Gardens, Barron Gorge National Park. and more.

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Local Weather

  • JAN - DEC
    31° 18°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +10:00

  • Currency
    Australian Dollar

    1USD = 1.36AUD

  • Best Time To Visit
    • AUG - SEP

      Cairns Festival

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