The city of Cairns in Far North Queensland is home to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, ancient Daintree rainforests and endless coasts of impeccable beauty and Aboriginal culture.
The Great Barrier Reef extends 350,000 kilometres across the Queensland coast and is a must see tourist attraction. Explore the reef by boat or helicopter and snorkel your way around the Great Barrier Reef taking in the vibrant beauty of the corals and myriad of marine life.
Delve into a journey of wonders exploring one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests – The Daintree. Spot a crocodile as you meander down the forest fringe river. Venture out to discover diverse flora and fauna on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gliding above the jungle of greens. As you make your way into the forest, head onto the Kuranda Scenic Railway to reach the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park.
Adrenaline seekers can absorb the magnificent beauty from the skies in a Hot Air Balloon or by experiencing a Sky Dive. Marvel at the Great Barrier Reef, pristine ocean and coastlines and endless mountain ranges from above, or take a White Water Rafting tour and get up-close-and-personal with the thundering rapids in the surrounding mountains.
Take a drive up and down the coast to view some of the spectacular waterfalls like Milla Milla Falls and stunning beach towns of Palm Cove and Port Douglas.
Image credits: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tourism & Events Queensland, Vince Valitutti, Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree, FNQ Nature Tours
Getting There :
Cairns Seaport is one of Australia’s busiest cruise port with over 200 international and domestic cruise visits per year. Conveniently situated near Cairns Airport Terminal, it’s 15 minute drive from the airport to to the Cairns Wharf Complex. Bus services are operated by Sunbus. You can purchase bus tickets (single, daily and weekly passes are available) at Cairns City Bus Station on Lake Street. Some of the most popular areas can be access via bus. Buses services from Cairns City Bus Station: Palm Cove (bus 110), Botanic Gardens (bus 130 and 131), Holloways Beach (bus 112, 113 and 120), Yorkeys Knob (bus 112, 113 and 120).
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