Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Cairns makes the ideal base to explore the outstanding beauty of tropical northern Australia. From the lush Daintree rainforest to the magnificent coral ecosystems that span over 2600 kilometres along with beautiful northern beaches and resort towns in between. 

Cairns is modern, laid-back and fun. A gentle walk or jog along the coastal boardwalk promenade with a view to the open sea and delightful mountain backdrop is a perfect way to start the day. It is small and compact enough to explore on foot. From Cairns there are numerous day trips, cruises and activities that you can sign up for to explore this wonderful region. 

 The skyline of Cairns town centre.
 The skyline of Cairns town centre.
 The shadow of a palm tree.
 The sculpture on the Esplanade.
 A view from the Esplanade.