Queensland is Australia’s adventure capital and the city of Cairns is where millions of those adventures begin. This cosmopolitan city in the far north of Queensland is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the 110-million year old Daintree Rainforest.
Cairns is blessed with plenty of sunshine, has a magnificent man-made lagoon, plenty of shops, restaurants and nightclubs to enjoy. There are few other places where you can have breakfast in a waterfront café, explore parts of the rainforest, dive with reef sharks at noon and be gambling at a casino at night.
For those looking for adventure, Cairns offer the opportunity to go ballooning, scuba diving, skydiving or white-water rafting. Others can ride a train through the rainforest canopy at Kuranda or track down some wildlife in the Atherton Tablelands or the dense jungles of the Daintree.