Renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience, Cairns boasts the best of Australia’s tropics - with islands, rainforest and reef on its doorstep. Swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef; immerse yourself in the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest; or take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda and cruise amongst colourful parrots, platypus and fresh water crocodiles.
Cairns Airport is Australia’s northern gateway, serviced by six international airlines and all major domestic carriers. Transfers to the city centre are a quick 10 minute drive.
Fresh seafood and local native ingredients. Try tempura bay bugs on lemongrass and green papaya salad with sweet chilli lemon myrtle dipping sauce. Or be brave and try salt and pepper crocodile and prawns with lemon aspen sambal.
Cairns was a staging base for the US and Australian air forces during World War II.
Home and Away actors Isabel Lucas and Rhys Wakefield are from Cairns, as is former Australian football coach and player Frank Farina.
Cairns has a tropical climate.
Cairns Convention Centre
An international standard purpose built venue with room for 3,500 delegates, located in an atmosphere and environment the world envies.
Flames of the Forest
Be transported to an intimate and uplifting venue in the middle of a rainforest, with all details tailor made to your event.
See why North Queensland’s Wet Tropics are World-Heritage listed from every angle on this famous heritage railway.
Great Barrier Reef - Quicksilver
It’s one of the world’s great wonders and you can explore below the water to see it for yourself with a diving or snorkelling adventure.