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Cairns is a top destination for anyone coming to Australia. It is considered to be the key to the Great Barrier Reef and boasts a huge array of day trips and overnight trips that venture to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. It has a humid, tropical climate that requires visitors to dress in light clothing and lather up sunscreen, not to mention the need to stay hydrated!
The Daintree Rainforest is located north of Cairns and is the largest continuous rainforest in Australia. It is home to thousands of species of plants, animals as well as over 12,000 species of insects. It's full of huge green trees, countless waterfalls, and stretches from Mossman Gorge all the way up north to Cape Tribulation. The west is bordered by the MacDonnell Range while the east of the forest meets the edge of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef.
Home to empty shorelines, ancient rainforests and Australia’s wildest fauna, Cairns and the Far North is a special slice of paradise. Just under 3 million tourists flock to the laid-back city from all around the world each year, luring in family holidayers, honeymooners and backpackers galore. As the gateway to adventure and the Great Barrier Reef, the region is renowned for its ability to soothe the soul. It’s been a rough year for all - so here’s why you should #holidayherethisyear!
Lake Eacham was formed over 12,000 years ago by molten magma and is found in the Atherton Tablelands in Northern Queensland.
Cairns may lure all kinds of visitors, but it’s still a show stopper for those on a shoestring. Unlike cities that revolve around art galleries, espressos and expensive experiences, Cairns is home to an abundance of free-for-all natural delights. Some of the very best sights and spots are completely free: here’s a round-up of our favourites.
Millaa Millaa Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in Northern Queensland, and certainly the most famous in the Atherton Tablelands. They are the most photographed waterfalls in Australia, known for their beauty and stunning surroundings. The waterfall stands 18.3 metres tall and those brave enough to swim in the cool waters can actually climb up behind the falls for a whole new point of view of the falls and surrounding rainforest.
Josephine Falls is one of the many waterfalls in North Queensland and is perhaps one of its most famous. Home to a natural waterslide, it's a favourite for those looking for unique experience and want to see the beauty of Northern Queensland.
Cape Tribulation is a popular tourist destination in Northern Queensland, Australia. It is a coastal area located within the Daintree Rainforest, with both beautiful forests and beaches within its borders. Considered to be where the rainforest meets the sea, it is one of the more unique places in Australia and has become a top tourist destination.
What is the weather like in Cairns? Cairns is located in Northern Queensland, and is lucky enough to enjoy a tropical climate. Temperatures stay warm all year long, with warm water temperatures and enjoyable nights.
For those who have never dived into the Great Barrier Reef, it’s whereabouts can be a little confusing. As a huge and delightful 2,300 kilometre long formation consisting of clusters of 2900 reefs, 900 islands and numerable sand cays, the reef is located between 15 kilometres and 150 kilometres offshore, depending on the land points.
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