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Cairns: tourist information
The far north of Queensland is nestled amongst the tropical background of Australia’s rare rain forests and internationally acclaimed Great Barrier Reef.
Recognised for the charm and friendly hospitality of the local people, North Queensland has an array of holiday experiences and attractions to offer year round.
Cairns Far North Queensland is the perfect escape for nature lovers with spectacular National Parks abundant with amazing bird and animal life. While the more adventurous can dive the Great Barrier Reef, raft the rapids of the Baron River or rappel down a ravine.
Cairns situated on the coast is often described as the jewel of North Queensland. It is also the gateway to the magnificent natural attractions of the whole region extending from the northern most point of Queensland out to Gulf Savannah in the west and down to Townsville another major city of North Queensland not to be missed. These two cities offer the pinnacle of dining and nightlife with a unique North Queensland flavour.
Cairns has been called paradise by many because of its location, beauty of the reef and spectacular scenery of the hinterland that surrounds this coastal city. In Cairns you will discover an amazing array of cultures. Charming seafront walking paths and the new fantastic Esplanade redevelopment project adds such character to this charming city. Restaurants, cafes, cosmopolitan shopping and activities are an everyday event in this bustling town.
Only a short drive away you come to Cairns northern beaches which will delight anyone. This is the place to ride horses, sail, windsurf or relax under a palm tree and watch the colours of the sky change as the sun sets. The beaches are made up of Machans, Holloways, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity, Palm Cove and Ellis Beaches. Each is a small separate township with its own distinctive character. Together, the beachside towns provide much of Cairns accommodation. From the beaches to the mountains, a day trip up to Atherton Tablelands will be spectacular where you can canoe on freshwater lakes, shop in craft stores and view some of the majestic views across the mountains to the sea.
The rainforests of the Wet Tropics have been described as a ‘living museum’ of flora and fauna and were placed on the World Heritage List in 1988. The Wet Tropics cover an area of almost 9000,000 hectares of rainforest and tropical vegetation. Previously unidentified species of birds, insects and mammals have been discovered from within these rainforests delighting biologists and nature lovers alike.
The local history, culture and tropical lifestyle are to be truly envied and enjoyed when visiting North Queensland. There is a diverse mix of cultures and people that are proud to call this area home. The first inhabitants were the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders who fished and hunted the abundant wildlife of the region, then came the Dutch navigators and Captain James Cook, who claimed the land for Britain and instrumented the settlement of European communities.
The tropical climate encourages an outdoor lifestyle with the famous Queensland barbeque influencing cuisine in the tropics. Exotic fruits and spectacular seafood are also a normal way of eating when visiting or living in the North.
Cairns Cruise Port Schedule
Cairns in the News
- Sep 27, 2022
Australia and New Zealand Cruise Market Coming Back Strong in 2022-2023 The Australia and New Zealand cruise market is set for a strong program in 2022-2023.After...
- Sep 27, 2022
Carnival Luminosa Sets Sail With New Colors and Completes Dry Dock Carnival Luminosa has officially set sail with her new livery, matching the new, refreshed look o...
- Sep 23, 2022
Carnival Cruise Ship Crosses a Line That Not Many Often Get to Experience Sailors first created the line-crossing ceremony as a way to see if their shipmates were worth th...
- Sep 22, 2022
Carnival Luminosa Completes Registration With The Bahamas Carnival Cruise Line is going full-steam ahead with the transformation of Carnival Luminosa. The ...
- Sep 15, 2022
Virgin Voyages to Offer Four One-Way Sailings Across the World in 2023-2024 Virgin Voyages is set to offer four new one-way sailings across the world during the 2023-2024 wi...
- Sep 10, 2022
P&O’s Entire Fleet Returns to Australia The entire P&O Cruises Australia fleet has returned to Australia with the arrival of the Paci...
- Sep 9, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line Expands as Additional Vessel Joins the Fleet Carnival Luminosa officially joins the Carnival Cruise Line fleet as the keys for the ship are fo...
- Sep 8, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line Ending Alaskan Season, Heading to Australia The summer Alaska cruise season is drawing to a close and Carnival Cruise Line has begun repositi...
- Sep 7, 2022
Carnival Splendor Sets Sail on Repositioning Voyage to Australia After completing its summer schedule in Alaska, the Carnival Splendor is kicking off a reposition...
- Sep 6, 2022
Costa Luminosa Retires, One Step Closer to Carnival Cruise Ship Costa Luminosa has completed her last voyage as a Costa Cruises ship, and is now one step closer ...
- Aug 28, 2022
CCL-Carnival Cruise Line unveils Luminosa's schedule CCL-Carnival Cruise Line revealed Luminosa's schedule when the ship sets sail in November 2022 as...
- Aug 27, 2022
Coral Expeditions Introduces Passages at Sea Sailings Coral Expeditions has launched its new series of voyages, “Passages at Sea,”, aboard its flee...
- Aug 24, 2022
Pacific Explorer’s Arrival in Brisbane a Financial Boost in the Region P&O Australia’s Pacific Encounter arrived in Brisbane late last week and is expected to hel...
- Aug 23, 2022
Princess Restart Update: Remaining Ships to Resume Service By November After postponing the service resumption of the Diamond Princess, Princess Cruises is set to compl...
- Aug 23, 2022
Carnival Publishes Luminosa’s First Itineraries Carnival Cruise Line just published the first itineraries of the Carnival Luminosa. Currently in ...
Port rating and occupancy
Port of Cairns ranks 200th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 82.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Cairns in the next 12 months is 190107.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Cairns ranks 242.
Weather in Cairns
Current water temperature in Cairns now is 81°F (27.3°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.