What to do in Cairns

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There are plenty of choices of things to do in Cairns.  Whether you’re coming to Cairns for a weekend or a week, there are fantastic things to do.

Visiting Cairns has never been easier with these ideas for Cairns breaks.

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There is no place in the World like Cairns.

Cairns is the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites sit alongside Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.


Great Barrier Reef

The most extensive living coral Reef system comprises over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,300 kilometres.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to over 400 types of coral, 4000 clams and snails (molluscs), 1500 species of fish, countless thousands of worms, sponges, crustaceans and echinoderms, turtles, whales, sharks and dolphins.

We all know one day on the Great Barrier Reef is never enough, so why don’t you find out about an overnight stay?

Daintree Rainforest

One hundred thirty million years in the making, there is nowhere else on earth like the Daintree Rainforest.  Home to one-third of Australia’s reptile, frog and marsupial species.   While you are visiting the Daintree,  take a river cruise down the Daintree River.  Search for crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks and a vast array of birdlife.

Cairns Museum

Visit the Cairns Museum and share the beautiful stories of life in the tropics, starting as far back as the 1870s.   You will find the museum on Lake and Shields Streets in Cairns.

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Sugarworld Waterpark on Hambledon Drive, Edmonton.  Popular with the locals.  Fun for the whole family with interactive play areas for younger children and slides for the adults and kids.    The 142  bus will take you to  Sugarworld.


What to do in Cairns
Muddies Playground

Discover fabulous children’s playgrounds, and best of all, they are all FREE.

Plan an excellent getaway with our pick of what to do in Cairns.

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