Things to Do in Cairns

Encompassing the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the beautiful scenery of the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns offers some of the best landscapes and activities in the whole of Australia.

In the city itself, backpackers meet to talk of their tales up the east coast, while the eclectic selection of bars, clubs, and eateries promising a good time for all. Thanks to its amazing attractions and central coastal location, Cairns is imbued with a rich holiday vibe, where daytimes are spent relaxing on the boardwalk, the sprawling esplanade and the Lagoon, and nights are spent frolicking in fun clubs and trendy, tourist-led bars.

But the biggest draw by far is the close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, a bastion of diving adventures and an incredible underwater world, and the Daintree Rainforest, an ancient stretch of lush green canopies and wildlife encounters. Here, hikers crisscross picturesque trails and emerge onto the stunning sands of Cape Tribulation.

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