Cairns gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

 Welcome to Cairns

The Cairns Region.

Elevation: 7 metres
Area: 1687 km²
Population: 150,041 (2016 census)
Postcode: 4870


Plan your trip in this one-stop spot, from tours and attractions to events, restaurants, and hotels.

Where is Cairns

How to get to Cairns

Things to do in Cairns

Discover Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

Discover your ultimate guide to Cairns and North Queensland.  From the best activities in the city to top restaurants, bars and hotels, explore what’s on in Cairns today.

Cairns is a city in Tropical North Queensland, Australia, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Cairns is home to over 150,000 people in an area of 254.3 kilometres.  Founded in 1876 following the discovery of gold in the Palmer River.

Today Cairns is a thriving tourism hub and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Then explore the fertile Atherton Tablelands, shower under spectacular waterfalls, cool off in a crater lake and sample some fantastic produce.

Cairns is all about a lifestyle of fresh air and the outdoors.

During your visit, take a walk along the Cairns Esplanade.  There are parks, volleyball courts, restaurants and cafes.

Next, please plan to visit our World Heritage Attractions, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.  Start with one of our fantastic Great Barrier Reef tours, snorkel, and scuba dive the stunning Great Barrier Reef.  Next, take a day tour of the Daintree Rainforest and cruise on the Daintree River in search of crocodiles.

All tours, accommodations and attractions are carefully selected to deliver outstanding service.  Our team chooses family-owned and operated businesses that ensure your experience is one you won’t forget.

Let us assist you with everything you need to make your holiday outstanding.  We are passionate about making your holiday memories last a lifetime.

Whether visiting our friendly tropical city for the first time or returning, we can ensure your holiday will be memorable.

Do you want to do some sightseeing in Cairns?  There are plenty of Cairns sightseeing options, from sightseeing bus Cairns tours to special days out and day trips.

Among the many Cairns sightseeing tours, you could be relaxing on a Cairns sightseeing bus, which takes in many of the city’s top sights in one go, hopping on and off at your favourite places.

Please click on the link for visitors who want to know where Cairns is, and we will be delighted to show you around our beautiful city.

Cairns is a delightful city full of beautiful things to do and explore.  We love Cairns and look forward to sharing our city with you.

There are plenty of fun things to do outside Cairns Esplanade, scuba diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and SUP through the rainforest in Port Douglas.

Best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Island Tours

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Cairns Best Tours

Paronella Park

Paronella Park the Spanish Castle in the Rainforest Spread over 5 Hectares Jose Paronella began construction of his labour of love in the early 1930s an award-winning...

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