Gateway to 2 World Heritage Areas

Cairns is located in Far North Queensland, its the 16th largest city in Australia, with plenty of adventurous things to do.

Hosting a rich mixture of ecological environments and a colourful coastal character, it’s a favourite destination for tourists from around the world.

Although Great Barrier Reef tours are the most well known, there are many attractions to see when you visit Cairns. There is something exciting and unique to do  in every direction!

When you visit Cairns, you’ll find the Wet Tropics Rainforest and World Heritage National Parks to the North, while you’ll find amazing ranges, waterfalls and lakes to the South. To the East, you’ll see the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, tropical islands and Coral Cays.

Finally, to the West, you’ll find the rainforest and the plains of the Atherton Tablelands.

Although the area is most well known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, there are many other things to do in Cairns.

In the heart of the city, there are a number of unique retail shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Plus, there are many historic sites to visit in North Queensland  to get a true taste of the region’s culture and history.

At night, the city really comes alive with several entertainment options, clubs and much more!

Amazing Beaches

The coastal city is also home to many amazing beaches, including Trinity Beach,  Palm Cove Beach, Ellis Beach and Machan’s Beach.

Just a short distance offshore, Cairns dive tours are available to explore the best the largest reef system in the world has to offer.

Both onshore and off, there are many exciting things to do in Cairns for the entire family.

Plus, you’ll benefit from top accommodations – from luxury hotels, rustic camp grounds and liveaboard vessels.

Perfect weather

No matter when you visit Cairns, the temperature is nearly perfect with ideal weather year round.

However, when visiting from November to April, be prepared for the wet season.

Cairns weather

If you’re in Cairns for dive tours, don’t worry because water conditions are almost always perfect for pristine diving conditions in the warm tropical waters.

If you’re interested in our dive tours, there is no need to worry about not having any scuba diving experience because there are simple courses available.

There are endless possibilities as things to do in North Queensland are limitless.

There is something everyone will enjoy, no matter your age or budget.