Cairns things to do & places to visit

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The small Australian town of Cairns in the northeast of Queensland has become one of the main tourist centers in Australia. It can easily compete in the number of tourist attractions with mega-cities like Sydney or Melbourne.

The most important treasure of Cairns is the Great Barrier Reef with its variety of unique marine life. This natural landmark attracts people like a magnet. No wonder, international planes fly over the heads of citizens almost as often as pelicans.

You will find an excellent infrastructure of entertainment and activities in Cairns. Hotels and restaurants, parks, an elegant promenade and endless beaches of the Coral Sea – what more could you crave for a holiday?

Diving and snorkeling, coast and underwater tours, sea trips on yachts and boats – all these adventures are waiting for you in wonderful Cairns.

Things to do in Cairns 4

See tridacna in Cairns
oddviser See tridacna#1 of 4 things to do in Cairns

Bright mantle and impressive size – look out for a bright tridacna on the sea bottom. It's not as difficult as it may seem at first glance.

How much: price unknown#unusual#active#extreme#animalsGreat Barrier Reef
Take a journey through the tropical forest on an old-fashioned train in Cairns
oddviser Take a journey through the tropical forest on an old-fashioned train#2 of 4 things to do in Cairns

The journey through the rainforest, surrounded by mountains, is a sheer pleasure.

How much: from 50 dollars#attractions#views#trainsCairns Railway Station
Diving the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns
oddviser Diving the Great Barrier Reef#3 of 4 things to do in Cairns

Grab your scuba gear and swim to the coral islands of the reef. Thousands of sea creatures are there for you to admire.

How much: from 430 dollars#active#nature#extreme#divingGreat Barrier Reef
Take a ride on the cableway over the tropical forest in Cairns
oddviser Take a ride on the cableway over the tropical forest#4 of 4 things to do in Cairns

A ride in a cabin with a transparent floor allows you to look at the landscape from a bird's eye view.

How much: from 50 dollars#views#attractions#natureSkyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef#1 of 3 places to visit in Cairns

A unique living eco-system - colourful fish, beautiful corals and thousands of large and small islands – all these things make up the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Railway Station
Cairns Railway Station#2 of 3 places to visit in Cairns

Go on an exciting journey by vintage train Kuranda Scenic Railway along a scenic route. Thus, you could see the beautiful village Kuranda.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway#3 of 3 places to visit in Cairns

The longest cableway in the world and one of the most popular attractions in Cairns, Skyrail Rainforest guarantees a rush of adrenaline and an unforgettable journey.


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