Where to stay in Cairns
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Where Is Cairns Located in Australia?
Cairns is a small city in the far northeast end of Queensland that’s geographically closer to Papua New Guinea than Brisbane. The Cairns Airport, with both domestic and international terminals, is within city limits. Brisbane is a two-hour flight and 1,000 miles south down the coast, while further south is Sydney in a three-hour flight. Darwin is nearly 1,500 miles west and two and a half hours by air. The city’s downtown is walkable and there are public busses and rental cars available for further distances.
What Is Cairns, Australia Known For?
In addition to being commonly known as “the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” Cairns is also well-loved for its tropical climate and rainforests. The landscape is known to be the only place where one World Heritage Area meets another — from the Wet Tropics Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef. The area’s economy is strongly dependent on tourism, especially adventure sports, though agriculture comes in second with crops such as sugar cane, tea, coffee, bananas, and the world’s first tropical wine region. Many visitors come to the region for one type of adventure and discover so much more in the area surrounding the city. The most popular outdoor adventures include skydiving, scuba diving, hot air balloon rides, and rainforest walks. Hang gliding, golf, snorkeling, and white water rafting are also available options. There are many tour operators in town, especially near The Esplanade. Beaches north and south of the city offer swimming and surfing, as there is no beach in town. Most visitors use the city as a launchpad for adventures around the area.
Home-types in Cairns
Cairns has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Cairns:
- Hotel: 282 vacation rentals
- House: 242 vacation rentals
- Hostel: 25 vacation rentals
- Resort: 24 vacation rentals
- Private Room: 12 vacation rentals
- Bed and Breakfast: 10 vacation rentals
Points of interests in Cairns
Cairns has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Cairns:
- Reef Teach: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Cairns Art Gallery: 2,305 vacation rentals
- AJ Hackett Cairns: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: 2,305 vacation rentals
- The Australian Armour And Artillery Museum: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Crystal Cascades: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Cairns Botanic Gardens: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome: 2,305 vacation rentals
- Cairns Night Markets: 2,305 vacation rentals
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