Is Cairns a nice place to visit?


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Is Cairns a nice place to visit?


Interesting question, Is Cairns a nice place to visit? All depends on what you are comparing it to!

If you love mega cities with crazy shopping out let malls and thousands of people, perhaps you won’t like Cairns.

If you love the wild natural World that surrounds you. Thick Tropical Rainforest, Undulating Mountain Ranges with deep gorges and World Heritage listed National Parks and The Great Barrier Reef! Then you will love Cairns.

Why would you come to Cairns you might ask?

Cairns is located in Far North Eastern Australia, the North Eastern part of the state of Queensland. The local people call it Tropical North Queensland. According to the bureau of meteorology – Cairns and surroundings receives, an annual average rainfall since 2010–to the Present – 1320.2mm per year!

So this rainfall keeps everything nice and green, the rainforest are teaming with life and there are 3 main rainforest areas to visit if you come to Cairns. Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Park, Kuranda located about 1 hour to the west of Cairns and The Atherton Table lands the food bowl of Northern Australia.

There is allot of International interest for the Atherton table lands because of its unqique climate and rich red solis perfect for farming.

Located east of Cairns you find the Great Barrier Reef. Located just 26klm offshore from Cairns the Great Barrier Reef is a must do experieince if you want to snorkel and dive.


Coming from a local the answer is yes! Cairns is a nice place to visit, it is also an awesome place to live. As a local we actually cal it the Adventure Capital of Australia!


Clint Carroll

Clint Carroll - Chief Travel writer and Scuba Diving enthusiast at Cairns Tour Info. Follow him on Twitter.

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