Energised by Nature
Welcome to Cairns, a modern and friendly city that acts as the perfect base for easy access to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, rainforest and the outback.
There are enough things to do in and around Cairns to keep anyone occupied for weeks. With almost a century of architecture reflected in the streets, this tropical city presents a comfortable blend of traditional and modern designs. Stroll past the boutique shops; dine alfresco at an award-winning restaurant, cafe or bar; or be inspired at an art or cultural centre.
Once a huge grassy park, the Cairns Esplanade is now a hot-spot for socialising and people-watching. This world-class facility features an outdoor amphitheatre, a large, sandy saltwater lagoon, walking tracks, free public barbecues, a children’s playground, shops, restaurants and an environmental interpretation centre.
More options for entertainment and adventure include taking to the skies in a hot-air balloon, or on a sky dive, reef snorkelling, diving and fishing tours. Do a dinner cruise, visit the Cairns Tropical Zoo or take a day trip to Green or Fitzroy islands, Port Douglas, the Daintree, the Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda. Whitewater rafting enthusiasts can’t miss an adventure on the Tully or Barron rivers.
- Overnight on the Outer Reef: If you're not satisfied with just a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, consider the unique option of staying overnight!.
- Whitewater Raft on the Tully.
- Take a Day Trip to the Tableland.
- Visit the Crocodile Farm.