Cairns, the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north and to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, is a stylish city, well known for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience. With islands, rainforests and reefs on its doorstep, there is something for everyone. The Pacific Coast Touring Route from Cairns to Brisbane, travels all the way through Townsville, Mackay, and Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island featuring many of the country's greatest coastal landscapes, islands and World Heritage-listed national parks along the way. Thrilling adventures, looking to connect with aboriginal experiences or simply want to immerse yourself in an exotic tropical rainforest are within easy reach of Cairns.
Top Cairns Attractions
Enjoy the spendour of the Great Barrier Reef just a boat ride away, as well as its beautiful beaches including the magnificent Palm Cove. Indulge at oceanfront cafes in Trinity Bay. Don't forget to visit the Wet Tropics Rainforest which has Queensland's highest mountains of Mt Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, as well as the Wallaman Falls.
The Kuranda Wildlife Experience shouldn't be missed which includes the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.