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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Cairns Overview

In Cairns, it’s the tropical climate that brings travelers from all across the globe to experience this slice of paradise. Those who love the outdoors will find this a perfect destination spot as Cairns is near many attractions that involve a great deal of natural beauty and underwater adventure. Brimming with sites you’d only expect in paradise such as the famous lagoon nature parks that rival the Garden of Eden, it’s definitely a place you’ll want to spend some time exploring.

Cairns, located in Queensland, Australia, is named after a previous governor and is a regional city found in the Far North Queensland area of Australia. Huge in tourism, the Cairns economy also thrives on the sugar cane that’s produced, as well as the many services you’ll find. The land on which Cairns is located was originally inhabited by the Walubarra Yidinji people, in which Yidinj was the main spoken language. These people claim prior ownership to the land, and many still have traditional rights of property. The land in Cairns itself was later used for agriculture, fruit and dairy production. During World War II, Cairns was used as a base for Allied forces for operations in the Pacific, and it was after the war that Cairns really began to establish itself as a tourist hot spot. More efforts were made at this point to offer a wider variety of goods and services, and projects began to create a greater attraction for tourists.

Visit the famous swimming lagoon along the amazing esplanade in Cairns, where tourists and locals alike enjoy a good swim on a warm day. There are adjoining barbeque areas here, as well as a boardwalk for cyclists, and numerous cafes and eateries. Topless sunbathing is allowed in Cairns, so if you’re bikini top doesn’t fit in your already packed suitcase, don’t bother bringing it!

Cairns offers great tours and attractions for visitors to enjoy, and the outside activities are endless. Go diving, snorkeling, white water rafting or boating in the waters nearby, but if you’re sick of the water, go into the Cairns air! You can enjoy activities like skydiving and hang gliding. And don’t miss out on simply strolling through the city and the markets to see the marvelous area.

Some of the gorgeous theme parks created from the natural beauty of Cairns include Rainforestation Nature Park, the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, and the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Take tours through these natural wonders to experience nature in the simplest way, and relax in the tropical land!

Be sure to visit the vast array of beaches in Cairns; the northern beaches are found along the Captain Cook highway. Some of these beaches include Palm Cove, Holloways Beach, Trinity Beach, Machans Beach and Ellis Beach. Sunbathe and relax here, or enjoy the many various activities offered from different beach areas.
If you love sports, be sure to watch some local rugby where you’ll meet some locals, or go to some of the more notable sports grounds, like the Cairns Hockey Centre, Cairns Show ground, or Barlow Park.

When you come to vacation in Cairns, you’ll be sure to find a wide variety of activities, beaches, and natural wonders and shopping to meet your every need.

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