Cairns VacationsAustralia
Tin and timber harvesting from the nearby Atherton table lands were the impetus for Carins’ growth. Prawn and marlin fishing continued to add to the development in the mid twentieth century, however, Cairns has exploded as the place from which to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Diving and snorkeling are …

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Reviews of Cairns

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City, California, USA
18/01/2018

Cairns town itself is a quiet, made for tourist adventure town. You can relax at beaches close by, do all the adventures on the reef, or go to the rainforest part, so there are lots to do for everyone.

Tyson Bramer
Tyson BramerLos Angeles, California, USA
06/11/2017

A wonderful town on the coast with so many different activities that shouldn't be missed. Whether a backpacker or luxe traveler, there is something for everyone. This was my favorite place along the coast to see the reef.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford (town), New York
30/12/2016

Located in Queensland, Cairns is known as the tourist capital of northern Australia, primarily due to its location near the Great Barrier Reef & the Wet Tropics rainforest. It is also a good starting point for a trip to the Outback & is a busy cruise port. Although many boat excursions for the adventurous are available here, we enjoyed exploring the city on foot. This is a tropical climate, so wear your sunscreen.

Child of Bohemia
Child of BohemiaCape Town, South Africa
30/09/2016

There is not much to see in Cairns by itself but what's great are all those activities which you can enjoy in here. Good to have car or people who are willing to rent the car with you.

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