Cairns is a modern and vibrant city and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest. Cairns is an ideal base to explore the wonderful attractions Tropical North Queensland has to offer.
Cairns is an adventure-lovers paradise with numerous tours and adrenaline activities on offer.
From white water rafting to bungee jumping and skydiving, and with hundreds of tours visiting the Great Barrier Reef each year, you're sure to find one, or a couple, to try.
Cairns is the main departure point to the Great Barrier Reef with trips departing daily all year round catering to all levels of experience, whether you are a beginner snorkeler, advanced diver or do not swim at all we can find you the right reef cruise for your ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure.
Kuranda trips are very flexible with frequent departures throughout the day. We can tailor your trip to include either the basic Kuranda Train & Skyrail experience or the Ultimate Experience incorporating many attractions within Kuranda Village.
Cairns is an adventure-lovers paradise, with numerous tours and experiences on offer. Whether you're looking for a thrill-seeking white water rafting adventure, exploring the coral reef or a peaceful rainforest tour, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
And of course, no trip to Cairns is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is the main departure point to the reef, with trips departing daily all year round catering to all levels of experience. Whether you're a beginner snorkeler, advanced diver, or don't swim at all, we can find you the right reef cruise for your ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure. You'll be amazed at the diverse range of marine life and coral formations that you'll discover on your tour.
For those looking to explore the surrounding rainforest, there are plenty of tours available to suit all interests. From scenic drives to hiking tours, you'll discover the beauty and wonder of this unique ecosystem. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not try white water rafting on one of Cairns' many rivers? It's an experience you won't forget.
If you're interested in exploring the nearby village of Kuranda, we offer flexible trips with frequent departures throughout the day. We can tailor your trip to include either the basic Kuranda Train & Skyrail experience or the Ultimate Experience incorporating many attractions within Kuranda Village. You'll have the opportunity to explore this charming village and discover its unique arts and crafts.
We want to help you experience the best that this amazing destination has to offer. With so many tours and activities available, you're sure to find something that will make your holiday memorable.
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When visiting Cairns a Great Barrier Reef experience is an absolute must. This natural wonder is a remarkable attraction and Cairns is the gateway to it all.
Cairns is the most popular departure point for Great Barrier Reef day tours due to its close proximity to spectacular outer edge reefs, beautiful coral cays, idyllic tropical islands, and the variety of experiences on offer. From half-day trips to full-day multi-adventures, amazing diving experiences to relaxed island getaways, swimmers/non-swimmers, young and old, there are opportunities for everyone to marvel at the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef.
Whether you're a seasoned diver or a first-time snorkeler, there's something for everyone to enjoy. You'll be amazed at the diverse range of marine life that calls the reef home, from vibrant coral to tropical fish and even sea turtles. And with tours departing from Cairns daily, it's never been easier to explore this incredible natural wonder.
Cairns City is framed by a backdrop of rainforest mountain ranges, with the Cairns Esplanade being the hub for visitors to the city.
The Cairns Esplanade is a scenic promenade that stretches for 2.5km and includes a swimming lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, BBQ areas and a childrens water park.
The southern end of the Cairns Esplanade is the central hub where you will find the swimming lagoon, Reef Fleet Terminal, marina, The Pier complex and over 100 restaurants to choose from. It is a relatively small CBD bounded by Cairns Central Shopping Centre to the west, Cairns Airport to the north and Cairns City Council buildings to the south.
The northern end of the Cairns Esplanade is very peaceful and scenic, away from the hustle and bustle, but still within easy walking distance to all the entertainment.
Cairns has a Tropical climate, with generally hot and humid Summers and milder dryer Winters. The majority of Cairn's rainfall occurs during summer between January and March. Typical daytime min/max temperature ranges are 23C/31C in mid-Summer and 18C/26C in mid-Winter.
The most popular time for visitors to Cairns is between June and October, a pleasant time of year with low rainfall, cool comfortable temperatures and fine sunny days. Water temperature during summer hits around 29 degrees and drops slightly to 25 degrees during winter.