Welcome to Cairns, Australia, Queensland’s most famous tropical destination.

Home to The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropic Rainforests, two of the most precious places on earth according to the World Heritage Convention and the only place on earth where two World Heritage areas meet.

Situated between the densely forested mountains of the Great Dividing Range and the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea, well away from any larger cities, Cairns’ breathtaking beauty and natural wonders makes it one of the most sought after destinations for international tourists as well as an escape for domestic holiday seekers.

More than 800,000 visitors are welcomed into this real-life paradise each year.

join in the fun at Cairns Festival
Cairns Festival

Explore the largest coral reef system made up off over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands that seem to stretch endlessly and can be seen from as far away as outer space.

Swim in the cascading waters of Millaa Millaa Falls in the Atherton Tablelands.

Observe exotic wildlife, endangered and rare birds, kangaroos, koalas and fresh-water crocodiles in their natural habitats.

Fish in nearby rivers, lakes and estuaries in and around the pristine rainforests and The Great Barrier Reef.

From its Aboriginal beginnings to its rise as a global exporter and major tourist attraction, it is not just Cairns’ natural features that appeal to the visitor.

Art galleries that represent both indigenous and contemporary works offer insight into Cairns’ history and its rich, varied culture.

Wineries that consist of orchards loaded with exotic fruits used to create unique gourmet wines that compliment recipes from around the globe and authentic Australian “bush tucker” created by top class chefs.

For a city of 150,000 and growing, Cairns Australia maintains its laid-back, relaxed feel with residents as warm as the tropical paradise that surrounds them.

With the help of the many indigenous groups located in the region, Cairns offers its guests an insightful look into its unique and varied culture and guides them through some of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

relax on a day tour to Green Island
Green Island

With all the rainforests, reefs and islands in and around Cairns there is definitely something here for everyone.

For the adventurous, sky dive from 14,000 feet or experience the thrill and excitement of white-water rafting on the Tully River.

Cairns white water rafting
White Water Rafting

And, for those who just want to relax and get away from it all, take an unhurried hike through a lush vegetation of the Daintree Rainforest or cruise the colourful reef in a glass-bottom boat.

Did we mention that we grow awesome coffee in North Queensland ?

From its Aboriginal beginnings to its rise as a global exporter and major tourist attraction, it is not just Cairns’ natural features that appeal to the visitor.

Art galleries that represent both indigenous and contemporary works offer insight into Cairns’ history and its rich, varied culture.

Wineries that consist of orchards loaded with exotic fruits used to create unique gourmet wines that compliment recipes from around the globe and authentic Australian “bush tucker” created by top class chefs.

For a city of 150,000 and growing, Cairns maintains its laid-back, relaxed feel with residents as warm as the tropical paradise that surrounds them.

With the help of the many indigenous groups located in the region, Cairns offers its guests an insightful look into its unique and varied culture and guides them through some of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Cairns Information

About Cairns Location :   Tropical North Queensland ( Cairns, Queensland, Australia )

  • Population :   140,989 plus
  • Languages :   English ( many tours also cater for different languages )
  • Currency :   Australian dollar
  • Health :   Cairns has two hospitals – one private and one public and numerous Medical Centres and private Doctors.
  • About Cairns Weather :   Average Temperature 29º.1 C / 84º F
  • Minimum Temperature :   20.1 C / 68º F
  • Annual Rainfall :   2.222 mm / 87.5 m

Cairns time Zone :   Greenwich mean time – coordinated Universal Time + 10:00 hours Cairns is on Eastern Standard time ( EST ) we have the same time zone as Sydney and Melbourne except when daylight savings is on ( Queensland does not have daylight savings we are closer to the equator so we get longer days naturally ) When Sydney and Melbourne are having daylight savings we are one hour behind other Eastern State times