Cairns & the Tropical North

Cairns & the Tropical North Travel Tips

Things to Do on Green Island

By Viator, October 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 104 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A hop, skip and a jump east of Cairns, Green Island is a coral cay covered in rainforest. The tiny island is less than 1 km across, but is part of the much larger Great Barrier Reef that runs just ...  Read more

Great Barrier Reef Diving & Snorkeling

By Viator, October 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 214 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical Cairns puts you in the ideal position to enjoy the splendor and beauty of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on the planet, covering an amazing ...  Read more

3 Days in Cairns: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 360 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cairns – think islands, beaches, wildlife, rainforests and that reef – is an essential stop on any trans-Australian itinerary. Here's how to cover the best of it in just three days. Day 1: ...  Read more

Adventure Activities Near Cairns

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical North Queensland proves itself as a thrill-seeker’s hotspot with this list of adrenaline-pumping activities. The adventure activities near Cairns include skydiving and jungle surfing among ...  Read more

The Best Beaches in Cairns and the Tropical North

By Viator, August 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical North Queensland is famed for being, well, tropical. And what better to do in a tropical paradise than go to the beach? Luckily we’ve pulled together the best beaches in Cairns and the ...  Read more

Tropics

By Lee , Australia, July 2013

I love far north queensland and the Great Barrier reef and the tropical forests. We travelled across the tablelands and along to Mossman gorge. Then onto the Daintree and an overnight in a tourist ...  Read more

Nightlife in Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, March 2013

As a backpacking hub to all the northern Queensland attractions, Cairns houses numerous hostels and backpacker focused restaurants, bars and clubs. What that means is the nightlife is fairly big in ...  Read more

Best Day Trips from Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, March 2013

Cairns, in Queensland’s tropical north, while a great place to relax acts better as a hub for all the wonderful natural attractions in the region. From here, it is easy to take day trips to explore ...  Read more

Free Things to Do in Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, February 2013

Cairns benefits from being a quaint beach town that works as a hub for dozens of top Queensland attractions. From Cairns, one can easily take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Mossman Gorge, Cape ...  Read more

Things to Do in Cairns in Summer

By Brooke , Australia, January 2013

Seeing how Cairns lies in the tropical north of Queensland , the terms summer and winter don’t have the same impact as in other parts of the world. What those terms do indicate, however, is ...  Read more

Ring in the New Year in Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, December 2012

At New Year’s, Cairns is hot—literally. The average high temperatures in December reach around 88 degrees Fahrenheit in the tropical north of Queensland. Whether you’re a local, a backpacker, or a ...  Read more

Christmas in Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, November 2012

The warm weather during Christmas in Australia intensifies in the northern cities like Cairns and Darwin . Christmas in Cairns, for example, gets weather reaching the upper 80s quite ...  Read more

Hot Air Ballooning Over Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, October 2012

A well-rounded visit to the tropical Cairns region is not complete without experiencing it at morning, day and night. Beach excursions and visits to local animal parks cover daytime Cairns, ...  Read more

Cairns’ Best Beaches

By John Reality , Cambodia, August 2012

Cairns – often considered the jumping off point for the Great Barrier Reef  – is a sensational destination in and of itself. The area is most famous for its beaches, locally known as the ...  Read more

Top Things To Do in and Around Cairns

By Brooke , Australia, August 2012

Even though Cairns is a smaller Australian city (number 14 on the list by population), the tropical climate and access to an outdoors culture year round make it one of the most popular  ...  Read more

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