Cairns is the bustling hub of Tropical North Queensland. With the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest on your doorstep, holidays to Cairns place you right at the heart of the action.
With its laid-back atmosphere, a Cairns holiday certainly calls for flip flops (or thongs as Aussies call them). Laze on the soft sand of Cairns Esplanade Lagoon or take a leisurely stroll along Cairns’ waterfront boardwalk. While it may not have a beach – the foreshore is made up of mudflats and mangroves – there are several northern beach suburbs just a short drive away, including Trinity Beach and the popular Palm Cove.
For the evenings, you’re only ever a short stroll away from a variety of bars and restaurants. The marina also has an impressive selection of fine dining options with sensational views across the harbour.
Cairns is also the ideal gateway to explore the sprawling wilderness of Queensland’s Wet Tropics. Venture into the Daintree Rainforest, enjoy a scenic railway trip up to Kuranda or take a mini road trip up the coast to the resort town of Port Douglas, before continuing on to Cape Tribulation - where the rainforest meets the reef.