We took a trip aboard the Falla while in Cairns last week and are so glad we did. It was great to have a reef experience that felt rustic and relaxing as apposed to an over-crouded frustration. We... more
This was actually a great day out. I went with a company called Northern Experience Eco Tours. The Tablelands area is very scenic and we visited some nice waterfalls that were tucked out of the way.... more
Cairns Council has recently put in two Bocce courts on the Northern end of Cairns Esplanade and they are very popular especially with our Italian community.
I watched it for awhile but still not sure... more
Marineland Melanesia is THE highlight of Green Island as an aquarium, gallery and crocodile farm. Those with the nerve can even hold a yearling crocodile.
Open daily 9:30 am -4:15 pm
Adults $9.50,... more
If you like trees and the rainforest in general, SkyRail is a pretty cool experience. It allows you to 'fly' above the canopy across the Great Dividing Range in what are essentially ski pods. They... more
Cairns Flecker Botanical Gardens is a must see for visitors--it is a garden with a difference because it has only tropical plants and trees.
The path ways are delightful and plenty of seats tucked in... more
Took a day tour to Cape Tribulation with Cape Trib Connections. Was charged A$99, circa June 2003.
NOTE: There are changes to the tour itinerary since.
Last destination for the day but the weather... more
So, instead of a beach in the centre of Cairns, you can now swim in a huge man-made lagoon! The lagoon is 4800 square metres in size, and is located on the foreshore. It has a sandy beach which is a... more
The Tjapukai Cultural Park is the only authorised presentation of Aboriginal culture in the Tjapukai Tribal area. The Tjapukai communities and their elders have approved and overseen the materials... more
From my research, there are basically two rivers to choose from and two companies that take you rafting. The Baron River rates out at 1-2 on the rapids, which means they are simple, easy going (yawn);... more
PALM COVE BEACH
Feel like going to the beach but Cairns waterfront doesnt please you!!!Catch a local bus that departs regularly from outside Woolworths in the centre of town..The trip takes about 30... more
This Tree is honderds of years old. The name is the Cathedral.
The Curtain Fig Tree Cairns, Australia
It may not have the most exotic name in the world, and it may not send tingles to your toes with... more
The Rainforest Habitat is a wildlife sanctuary with an abundance of indigineous wildlife. It's really nicely laid out, and there's a relaxed atmosphere where you can get up close and personal to many... more
The park covers 13 acres of rainforest beside Mena Creek Falls. It was the creation of Jose Paronella & officially opened in 1935.
I visited the park on an organised day trip from Cairns It was a... more
My favorite activity while in Cairns was going to the Night Zoo...You are picked up at the hotel, and delivered to the Cairns Zoo at around 6P.M. You are served a wonderful bar-b-que steak dinner with... more
There is so many cruises to choose from, it can become a nightmare to choose the right one. Many offer cheap day tickets but you want to go with an operator that has a reef platform. From memory, only... more
Lake Placid is a tranquil lake and picnic area located on the outskirts of Cairns. The lake is at the end of the Barron Gorge, which is a popular place for white water rafting.
We went to have a look... more
Mossman Gorge is a series of waterfalls, and trails with a rope bridge amongst other things. It isn't as spectacular as some of the waterfalls we saw in the Athertons highlands, but still worth a... more
While in Cairns I took the opportunity to visit this popular zoo that has some really great attractions ...Whenever I can when travelling, I always try to get to the local Zoo..Being an animal lover... more
Going on a 3d/2n liveaboard trip out at Great Barrier Reef is the way to go. You'd have around 10 dives including 2 night dives. It's also not just limited to scuba divers, snorkelers can also join... more
Fitzroy Island is a rocky island about 45 minutes by ferry from Cairns. It has some nice snorkelling offshore and a few walking tracks which offer you great vistas over the ocean.
You can use the... more
We didn't like the village much. Too touristy and tacky for me. They've got Aborigine dance troupes and boomerang & didgeridoo shops and loads of arty markets and stuff but not my cup of tea. I think... more
We make here a walk around Lake Eacham. There are a lot of leeches, they attack you when you walk on the path. I have 8 leeches on my feet.:-). But is very nice to walk or make a bike ride in this... more
Hello and welcome to Cairns.
Some people say to use Cairns as a gateway to the Far North but I must disagree with them.
Cairns has so much to offer visitors who don't want to travel to far from the......
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef was on our wish list since long times and making an around the world trip we could fit Cairns into our itinerary. It was also our first serious visit to Australia.