Cairns is the perfect tropical paradise which over the years has become the hub for travellers to explore all this region has to offer. Served by Cairns International Airport, this gateway provides easy access to the region and the famous Great Barrier Reef.
Also within easy reach are locations such as Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, and Mossman, as well as the famed wonders of the Daintree rainforests of Cape Tribulation.
Running alongside the waterfront, Cairns Esplanade is the life blood of this city. It boasts a multitude of restaurants and nightlife and at its heart lies the Esplanade Lagoon, a swimming pool which more than makes up for the city’s lack of beach.
If it’s beaches you’re after, then you don’t have to look far. Driving north out of Cairns you’ll find many perfect spots including Trinity Beach, Holloways Beach, Kewarra Beach, Palm Cove, and Ellis Beach. Get an early start if you want to get some great shots, shooting the sunrise at Palm Cove is a must.