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Cairns City Guide

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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 close up.

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 tourist attractions.

Getting There and Moving Around

By air

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.

By sea

There is also an increasing number of oversea cruise ships call at Cairns.

By rail

There is a major rail that links Brisbane with Cairns, the "Queenslander" train operates once a week and the "Sunlander" three times weekly.

By road

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 bicycle.

Moving Around

Cairns can be easily navigated and explored via multile modes of transportation: road, rail, sea and air. Therefore, you could get there conveniently.


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