Cairns city centre is compact and easily accessible by foot. There are many restaurants and souvenir stores. Don’t miss the waterfront with a lagoon to cool off, free barbecues… what better way to relax…
Visit the Cairns Botanical Gardens. Very pleasant, this garden will allow you to discover different plants and there is even a greenhouse for butterflies.
The Cairns Night Markets occur daily from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm and provide a fun night-time stroll filled with souvenirs, shopping, and food stalls.
Only 30 minutes from Cairns, discover the aboriginal village of Kuranda, in the middle of the rainforest. We suggest taking the “Skyrail” cable car for a breathtaking view of the rainforest from above.
Along the village of Kuranda, there is the Barron River from where impressive waterfalls flow: Barron Falls.
A beautiful walk in the middle of the forest will lead you to this 125 metre high waterfall!
Palm Cove, a lovely sandy beach located along the coast which is peacefully secluded. Swimming is possible as jellyfish protection nets have been installed. It’s also a lovely place to eat at one of the many seaside restaurants.
In Port Douglas, don’t miss the famous 4 Mile Beach: miles of white sand with crystal clear water. You will have the opportunity to climb to the top of Flagstaff Hill. From this vantage point, you will discover a beautiful view of 4 Mile Beach. Port Douglas is an ideal starting point for Great Barrier Reef excursions, especially to Low Island and Woody Island located in the heart of the reef.
Cape Tribulation is one of the northernmost points of Queensland. To access Cape Tribulation, you will have to take a car barge at the entrance of the Daintree Forest to cross the tens of meters that separate the two shores.
Once you arrive, an approximately 10 km round trip hike to the top of Mount Sorrow awaits the adventurous, offering stunning views.
Cape Tribulation is also one of the best places to access the Great Barrier Reef.
You can enjoy many activities such as the Daintree River cruise to watch crocodiles.
Fitzroy Island and Green Island, located 45 minutes from Cairns, are beautiful islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, offering opportunities to spot turtles and various types of fish. So don’t forget your mask and snorkel. Expect to find paradisiacal beaches and lush vegetation as well.
Frankland Islands are two islands next to each other, 45 minutes south of Cairns. The two completely uninhabited islands give you a feeling of time standing still. As for the other islands of the Great Barrier Reef, it is a very good spot for snorkeling. You can swim with tropical fish and many turtles, all in a beautiful tropical setting.