About Cairns

It is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and home to Daintree National Park.

The different sites are so breathtaking they rank on the World Heritage Convention’s list as two of the most unique and precious places in the world.

Cairns is also popular for its tropical climate. and the city has just over 157,000 people.

Located on the coastal band between the heavily forested mountains of the Great Dividing Range and the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea.

Cairns is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities.


Our Top Ten Things to Do in Cairns

Spend a night on the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkel or Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef its the largest living thing on earth

Daintree Rainforest Adventure explores the oldest jungle in the World

Take the Scenic Train to Kuranda

Atherton Tablelands take a shower in one of our beautiful waterfalls

Cuddle a koala at the Rainforestation

Bungy Jump from a 164-foot tower 

Relax on one of our beautiful Islands 

Hook up on one of the great fishing tours 

Take a Scenic Flight 


A World-Class Tourist Destination


Discovered by English explorer Captain James Cook in 1770.

It took another 100 years before it was being settled.

This is due to the rough terrain and difficult environment.

When gold was discovered nearby a mining camp was set up.

In a fairly short period of time, Cairns matured into a modern metropolis.

A  first-class seaport and a significant big-game fishing centre.

From its Aboriginal beginnings to its rise as a global exporter.

Art galleries house both indigenous and contemporary work that illustrates Cairns’ history and its rich, varied culture.

Top-class chefs serve up Australian “bush tucker” and ethnic cuisines from around the world, tailoring their recipes just enough to make them their own.

Nearby wineries concoct epicurean wines from the tropical fruits that flourish in our sultry climate.

Cairns is Australia’s jewel. It is a real-life tropical paradise.

Residents match the city’s warm climate with their equally warm hospitality.

They welcome the adventurous as well as those searching for a bit of peace and relaxation.

Its pristine beauty, natural wonders and distance from larger cities have made Cairns one of the most popular destinations in Australia.

For international tourists and also for domestic holiday seekers it is the most desirable getaway.



The Weather

Cairns Weather
Cairns weather
Mean Maximum  Temperature 29.0 degree Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit)
Mean Minimum Temperature 20.8 degree Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit)
Annual Rainfall 2,020.4 mm / 79.5 in


Getting here

There are several ways to get to Cairns here are some of the options:

Coaches – Greyhound Bus operates hop on and off coaches.

Rail – Queensland Rail operates  Queensland’s North Coast railway line which follows the eastern seaboard from Brisbane.

Airlines – Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Hinterland Aviation operate flights from Cairns Airport.