Cairns City Guide
Cairns, the capital of Queensland's tropical north, is
a glamorous, easy going city lapped by the warm water of
the Coral. With its population of 100,000, Cairns is a sophisticated
city. It is a starting point for some of Australia's most
thrilling natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef
and rainforests. This dynamic city serves as a diverse hub
for many activities of the Tropical North.
All range of adventure and sport activities can be found
there: rafting, bungy jumping, scuba diving, bush walking,
trail riding and golf.
There are long running list of events or festivals being
held there yearly. For instance, Reef Festival, Tableland
Folk festival, Jazz festival, Cairns show, Ribbons Ladies
Fishing Classic and others excitement that you can't wait
to find out.
Cairns-a shopper's paradise especially if you are looking
for locally-made sport and leisure wear to suit its climate
or you may wish buy special items such as the local art
and souvenirs, you can get them easily from Cairns. You
could visit these irresistible shopping spots: Orchid Plaza,
The Conservatory Shopping Village, The Pier marketplace,
Trinity Wharf Shopping Complex and others.
For an experience of wildlife adventure, You may visit
the Australian Woolshed, an Australian theme park and event
venue that captures the pioneering spirit of Australia.
Or, Harley's Creek Crocodile Farm, Wildworld Australia-
featuring birds, reptiles and animals displays. Or, the
Rainforest habitat-experience viewing rainforest wildlife
You don't have to worry about food to eat because Cairns
has a fine and most tasty Australian and International cuisine
to offer you.
After your dinner, if you wanna enjoy nightlife, you could
try your luck at the Reef Hotel Casino, the Casino is very
close to the business district, fine shopping and other
Getting There and Moving Around
The Cairns international airport is the first point of
entry to Australia for travelling from New Zealand, Hong
Kong, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Indonesia and
Europe. The domestic airport has regular flights from major
Australian cities and regional Queensland's ports.
There is also an increasing number of oversea cruise ships
call at Cairns.
There is a major rail that links Brisbane with Cairns,
the "Queenslander" train operates once a week and the "Sunlander"
three times weekly.
There are buses operate regular daily services that link
Cairns with beach suburbs. Besides that, Cairns can also
be easily access by limousine, car rental, taxi, bus and
Cairns can be easily navigated and explored via multile
modes of transportation: road, rail, sea and air. Therefore,
you could get there conveniently.