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Located in tropical north Queensland

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the wonderful combination of quaint resort town and relaxing, ambient tropical paradise. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city invites you to explore the endless activities on offer. The majority of the available city accommodation is within walking distance to the main selection of incredible bars, cafes, restaurants and the esplanade shopping precinct.

There is also a fantastic selection of day trips to the Great Barrier Reef that depart from Cairns, so this is an excellent base for travellers looking to explore the reef without staying at one of the island resorts.

It is also surrounded by lush hinterland rainforests and is within a very close proximity to the beautiful Port Douglas and Daintree Rainforest National Park. With so much to see and do, Cairns is an excellent family-holiday destination.

  • Journey out to the Great Barrier Reef and experience one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Day trip up to the hinterlands or Port Douglas to experience the incredible Daintree Rainforest.
  • Spend the day exploring the main esplanade precinct, with fantastic shopping, great dining and incredible weather on offer.

The weather in Cairns is amongst the best in Australia, with two distinct seasons instead of the usual four.

The winter or dry season is the best time to visit, and this occurs between May and October with temperatures averaging between 17.5 – 29°C (63.5 – 84.2°F).

The wet season typically occurs between November to April, and due to the monsoonal rains and the higher humidity, the landscape is lush and green. Temperatures usually range between 21.5 – 31.4 °C (70.7 – 88.5°F). This is also the time in which cyclones can occur in the Tropical North Queensland region.

What do our experts say about Cairns?

"For travellers who don’t have time to venture out to the Daintree Rainforest, I highly recommend taking some time to visit Edge Hill and the Cairns Botanic Gardens. They have an amazing variety of tropical plants and a beautiful space to take a leisurely walk."

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Journeys featuring Cairns

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Red To White Sands

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Red Centre To Reef

JOURNEY | Experience the Australian icons of Sydney, Uluru and Great Barrier Reef and stay in luxury accommodation on this 10-day tailor-made holiday.

The diverse range of luxury accommodations and activities offer a new style of distinctively experiences

Accommodations and Experiences in Cairns

Aroona Luxury Yacht

Aroona Luxury Boat Charters

DAY BOAT CHARTER | Catering for fishing, diving and exploratory private charters, Aroona is a 5-star boat. Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and beyond.

Nautilus Aviation

HELICOPTER | Operating out of Darwin, Cairns and Townsville, Nautilus Aviation provides outstanding helicopter and fishing charter experiences.

Mount Mulligan

LUXURY LODGE | Sitting on 69,000 acres in eucalyptus-rich outback Queensland is the outstanding Australian luxury resort, Mount Mulligan Lodge.

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