Welcome to Cairns – Queensland

This week we take a look at Cairns in Queensland’s beautiful tropical region. Cairns has an exciting mixture of events and festivals all the while being next door to an unbeatable natural landscape. Cairns will be like no other city in Australia, making it a place you’ll never want to leave – a true tropical paradise.

The Cairns (Esplanade &) Lagoon

Located in the heart of the Cairns CBD is the beautiful swimming lagoon. Here you will find both locals and tourists relaxing either on the grassy surroundings or splashing around. Most of the beaches in Cairns can be dangerous due to crocodiles and stingers while the lagoon is safely protected with life guards on duty.
The lagoon covers 4800square meters and is surrounded by timber decking and many covered tables to eat at. The water that fills the lagoon is pumped in from the Trinity Inlet and cleansed by a state of the art filtration system.

Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is well-known for the Great Barrier Reef. Located in the Coral Sea on Australia’s north-eastern coast, the Great Barrier Reef stretches approximately 2,300 km and covers 344,400 km2 in area. It is the largest coral reef in the world and is renowned for its breathtaking natural scenery. It is also listed under all four natural World Heritage criteria and considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world for its outstanding universal value.
Visitors may, but are not limited to, enjoy experiences such as snorkelling, scuba diving, glass-bottomed boat viewing, aircraft tours, whale watching, and swimming with dolphins.

Skyrail

Hop onboard one of Cairns’ premier attractions. Skyrail is a unique way to experience the famous rainforests of Northern Queensland. Skyrail takes you on a journey of over 7kms through the rainforest. This can be done in a railcar or gondola and as part of a half-day or full day experience. Skyrail is said to be “The World’s Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience” and it is definitely easy to see why!