Relax at the lagoon,
taste tropical fruits
and enjoy a BBQ
Cairns is a perfect holiday destination. It has everything you need and you will love its laid back ambiance. Even if there is no accessible beach, the lagoon is very nice and finishing the day with a yummy barbeque is the way to go. Make sure you visit Rusty’s market (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and taste delicious tropical fruits!
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Get away on an
Leave the city for one day tour. Doorstep of the GBR, there are plenty of islands to explore around Cairns. Depending on what you are looking for, Fitzroy or Green islands are very good options.
Make your choice by reading my adventure below:
Go back in time on a senic train
Get on board of Kuranda Train and enjoy a scenic ride to Kuranda. Be amazed by the gorgeous Barron Falls. Do the combo with the Skyrail and experience 2 different way the rainforest.
Chill out on a
Palm Cove is only 1 hour away from Cairns and it will be a pity to miss it. You will love the beautiful palm trees all over.
Tropical North Queensland is full of waterfalls and this is just so refreshing during the hot days! Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa, Wallaman falls just to quote a few...!
Learn and discover
about indigenous people
Did you know that 20 different Aboriginal tribes are found in the Wet Tropics area? (from Cooktown to Townsville).
Mossman Gorge, about 1 hour drive North of Cairns, is the perfect place to get to know the Kuku Yalanji people. Immerse in enchanting stories and rich indigenous heritage.
Explore the Tableland
and spot a tree kangaroo
or a platipus
Too hot on the coast, head to Atherton and the Tablelands for a break.
While exploring the rainforest, watch out for a tree kangaroo or a platypus swimming in a creek. To be sure to make the most of it, go for a walk with Alan, he is a real wildlife encyclopedia!
2 hour drive from Cairns stands Undara with it world’s biggest lava tubes. Come and stay for the night in one ancient railway carriage! A bit further is Cobbold Gorge, Georgetown and Mount Surprise with the gems, on the way back, stop at Mareeba and try mango wines!
Check how it looks like: