Cairns is the unofficial capital of Far North Queensland (FNQ) and a very popular place to start or finish a tour of Australia or just its east coast. A vibrant city with an eclectic mix of the old and the new in architecture, entertainment and activities, Cairns offers something for everyone!
For the extreme sports junkies, there’s bungee jumping, white water rafting, base jumping, skydiving and rock climbing. With the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef being local attractions, there’s scuba diving or simple day trips to snorkel, go whale watching, fishing or reef walking.
Cairns also has plenty of other activities to offer such as golfing, bush-walking, bird-watching, tropical rainforest tours, hot air ballooning and various indoor sports.
Take a stroll along the Esplanade in Cairns and join in with the yoga or pilates sessions, be tempted by the sumptuous choice of al fresco dining or head into the city and check out the nightlife with loads of pubs and clubs to explore. Cairns is also great for shopping and with plenty of markets and duty free shops to investigate, you’re sure to find some wonderful mementos of your visit.
Accommodation in Cairns is plentiful in all types, from backpackers’ hostels to five-star luxury, and there is a superb selection of tours available. It’s always a good idea to book early though, especially in peak season, to get your first choice and make the most of your stay in this exciting city.
The food is superb too. Cairns is a major fishing center and right in the middle of the fishing industry. That simply means that whichever restaurant you go to you will be treated to superb seafood, straight from the boat. The area abounds with fresh vegetables and lush tropical fruits. Cairns offers a culinary experience that you will not forget soon!
Cairns Night Market
Cairns Night Markets includes hand made products, natural organic produce, stallholder information, online market stalls, art and craft.