The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.
With islands, rainforests and reefs on its doorstep, from Cairns you can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, or take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda and cruise amongst colourful parrots, platypus and fresh water crocodiles.
Don’t miss staying in an eco-lodge in the magical Daintree Rainforest, the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, which the local Aboriginal people have named ‘Wawu-karrba’, or ‘healing of the spirit’. A cruise along the mangrove-lined Daintree River will reveal crocodiles and turtles in clear, sparkling streams. Take the aerial walkway or one of the many hiking trails to experience the extraordinary diversity of life to be found here. Travel north to the remote frontier of Cape Tribulation and connect with Aboriginal culture.