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Cairns short guide
The port city of Cairns is located in the state of Queensland on the Pacific coast, and is the 14th largest city in Australia (128,300 inhabitants in 2004). Cairns is a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and its great swimming.
There are also Australia’s biggest tourist attraction – Great Barrier Reef – only an hour’s boat ride from Cairns. This is the world’s largest coral reef with wonderful coral and sub tropical fish in all colors of the rainbow.
In Cairns city has good shopping at stores and malls, and there are many nice restaurants and cafés in town. The city also has several museums, art galleries, theaters, bars and casino.
Cairns has also many amusement parks / theme parks – including Rainforestation (a great natural park where you can also visit the department Koala & Wildlife Park). Another major tourist attraction is Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – A cable car that runs through the tropical rainforest from Caravonica in Cairns to Kuranda. Railway stretch is 7.5 km.
The city has its own airport – Cairns International Airport, located 7 km north of downtown.