Cairns is the capital city of Far North Queensland. The 16th Largest city in Australia with a population of 140,000 residents. Cairns is continuing to be a favoured destination for its natural wonders, tourist attractions and colourful character. Cairns has a very tropical climate with temperatures always around 25 degrees. Two of the world heritage listed sites (The Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest), tranquil Atherton tablelands and stunning tropical beaches continue to cater for hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to Cairns.
Cairns has many cultural and modern amenities to cater to the people and visitors of Cairns with the award winning Sky rail, Kuranda Scenic Train, Crocodile/wildlife parks and the Reef Hotel and Casino.
Cairns is also famous for its yearly events such as;
Held in September and showcases Cairns’ natural ambience, beautiful scenery and cultural and tourism attractions to create a unique festival experience. With many ticket events there are also free outdoor events for the festival which attracts an audience of 40,000 people.
The Cairns Amateurs is One of Australia's premier Spring Racing Carnivals, Cairns Amateurs has something for everyone - horse racing, fashion, socializing and celebrities - all under the tropical skies of Far North Queensland. Starting on a Friday night is the glamorous amateur’s ball followed by Ladies day at the races and then the Cairns Amateurs on Sunday. Visited by as many as 30,000 people each year.
For 10 balmy days and nights each May, the festival of Carnivale takes over the seaside resort village of Port Douglas offering a chance to flirt with life and engage in a kaleidoscope of free and ticketed events. There's music, arts, sports, food, culture and all styles of entertainment...and absolutely every reason you need to hang out in Port Douglas!
Cairns is a city that you must see for yourself. Whether you are travelling alone, business or on a family holiday Cairns has everything you could desire. Cairns truly is the gateway to The Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and Cape York Peninsula.