Cairns and its region

Cairns is one of the biggest cities in the north of Queensland. Primarily known for the Great Barrier Reef, the Cairns region is also teeming with rainforests and waterfalls.

You will find many beaches, but you might not be able to swim there because of the crocodiles and some other dangerous species of jellyfish. Nevertheless, a lagoon has been set up in the centre of Cairns, on the seafront so that you can swim in complete safety.

Les activités

Skydive over Cairns

An incredible experience with breathtaking views of beautiful beaches, and a tropical setting.

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

For lovers of corals, we recommend a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or scuba dive.

Visit Fitzroy and Green Island

Discover one of the tropical islands adjacent to Cairns. The ferry transfer will allow you to discover fantastic landscapes, dreamy beaches and transparent sea beds.

Fly over the Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy a selection of flights over the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest and surrounding islands. On board, all passengers have a window and can enjoy the breathtaking views.

Les endroits à voir

Cairns city centre

The city centre of Cairns is quite small and can be visited on foot. There are many restaurants and souvenir stores. Don’t miss the waterfront with its lagoon to cool off, free barbecues to use… what better way to relax?

Cairns Botanical Garden

Visit the botanical garden of Cairns. Very pleasant, this garden will make you discover many local plants. There is even a greenhouse with butterflies.

Cairns Aquarium

Like many other big cities in Australia, Cairns also has an aquarium, with all kinds of fish and freshwater animals. A very instructive visit.

Cairns Night Market

Enjoy a nice evening stroll through the souvenir stands and food stalls.

The aboriginal village of Kuranda

In Kuranda, there are two local markets: the Original Rainforest Market which takes place from Thursday to Monday, and the Heritage Market from Thursday to Sunday. The village is quite famous for its markets, where you can find all kinds of Australian souvenirs, handicrafts such as Aboriginal paintings, handmade items, clothes, jewellery and also some food stalls.

Waterfalls around Cairns

The area around Cairns is full of incredible waterfalls. Along the village of Kuranda, you will find the Barron River with impressive waterfalls, such as Barron Falls. A beautiful walk in the middle of the forest will lead you to a breathtaking view of this huge 125 meters high waterfall!

Mossman Gorge

North of Cairns, don’t miss the Mossman Gorge: a river with huge rocks in the middle of a tropical forest surrounded by majestic trees.

From Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation

Still heading north, you’ll discover a beautiful road from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation, passing through Port Douglas. You’ll see some of the world’s oldest rainforests. You may even spot the iconic North Queensland bird, the cassowary.

Port Douglas

North of Cairns, you’ll find the famous town of Port Douglas. Don’t miss the famous 4 Mile Beach: kilometres of white sand with crystal clear water. You’ll be able to climb to the top of Flagstaff Hill. From this viewpoint, you will have a beautiful panorama of the 4 Mile Beach.

Fitzroy and Green Island

Fitzroy Island is only 45 minutes from Cairns. This beautiful island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef is a good spot to see turtles and all kind of fish! Don’t forget your snorkel gear. There is also a hike in the middle of wild mangroves; a real little paradise in the middle of nature.

Green Island, also located at 45 minutes from Cairns, is a charming island a little bit smaller than Fitzroy. It is an island with beautiful corals and fish. A little more touristic than Fitzroy, you will find many bars and restaurants.

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