Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is a unique environment, renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination.
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is a unique environment, renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts more than two million domestic and international visitors each year.
Cairns is the capital city of Far North Queensland, the 16th largest city in Australia. It is continuing to be a favoured destination for its rare mixture of ecological environments and its cosmopolitan, colourful coastal character, they have some of the most beautiful parks and beaches in Queensland.
The Cairns region is characterised by two seasons ? the wet summer season, which begins around November and ends around May, and the dry winter season. Being a monsoonal climate, most rainfall occurs between January and March.
The cyclone season is normally confined to between December and April. Typical daytime temperatures range from 14 to 26 C (52-78F) in mid-Winter/dry season, and 24 to 33 C (75-91F) in mid-Summer/ wet season. The Dangerous Marine Stinger season typically runs from November to May (subject to seasonal variability).
Cycling and walking: Cairns Regional Council provides over 450 km of off-road paths (including shared paths suitable for walkers and cyclists) as well as many on-road bike lanes and wide shoulders suitable for cycling, so you can explore this unique region.
Public bus and coach services: The public transport service, Sunbus, operates throughout the city, running from the northern beaches to the southern suburbs via the CBD.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.30 A$
For information, visit www.sunbus.com.au.ther
Cairns offers visitors a variety of tropical attractions, including the Daintree Rainforest, Frankland Island, a range of wildlife parks and the Great Barrier Reef.
In addition, Cairns boasts a wide range of adventure tours including:
- helicopter safaris
- scuba diving tours
- bungee jumping
- deep sea fishing tours
- whale watching expeditions
- four-wheel driving parks
- white water rafting
- scenic flights