Cairns Overview
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Its tropical climate, and proximity to many of Australia's most impressive natural attractions have made Cairns an extremely popular travel destination. Known as a convenient gateway for the Great Barrier Reef, and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, which surrounds the ciity and includes the stunning Daintree National Park, and Cape Tribulation approximately 75 miles to the north. Cairns is also the hub for exploratiions to Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.
Cairns has taken full advantage of its natural surroundings by constructing several small theme parks including the Rainforestation nature park, the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Kuranda Skyrail Gondola Cableway, which extends for 7.5 km over World Heritage rainforest. Activities in the region include golf, white water rafting, snorkelling, hiking, and underwater adventures in the world's largest and most spectacular coral reef.
Accommodations in Cairn range from comfortable to opulent, and most are are designed to accentuate the magnificent surrounding area. Whether as part of an excursion up the coast, or en route to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns can be a great component your vacation in OZ. You can click here for a full range of possible itineraries, which can be customized to reflect your personal preferences, and interests, or browse all of our Australian Destinations