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Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia | © William Gardner

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.

Location

  • Country: Australia
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Government: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland
  • Time Zone: AEST (UTC+10)
  • Language: English
  • Latitude: -16.9166667
  • Longitude: 145.7666667
  • Est. Population: 146778
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Fire: For Emergencies Dial: 000
  • Police: For Emergencies Dial: 000
  • Hospital: Cairns Base Hospital (Cairns HSD),Address:The Esplanade,CAIRNS 4870, Tel:(07) 4050 6333, Fax:(07) 4031 1628
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Emergency Center:Postal Address:Emergency Contact Centre,P.O. Box 535,BALCATTA,Western Australia 6914,Tel: +61 08-9246 3339,Fax: +61 08-9246 3441
  • Cairns, Australia
    Cairns, Australia | © Mayur Nadgouda

    Cairns Cruise Port Schedule

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    Cairns, Australia
    Cairns, Australia | © Michael McRoberts

    Cairns in the News

    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

    Oct 3
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), no wind
    Oct 4
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Oct 5
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Oct 6
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Oct 7
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Oct 8
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Oct 9
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Oct 10
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind

    Current water temperature in Cairns now is 81°F (27.3°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 77°F (25°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 70°F (21°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 75°F (24°C) / 82°F (28°C)
    Nov
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Dec
    Min/Max temp: 81°F (27°C) / 86°F (30°C)
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