Welcome to Cairns

Cairns aerial view

Cairns is located on the north east coast of Queensland; a two-hour flight from Brisbane, or three-hour flight from Sydney. As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy.
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Living here you will discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina. Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the relaxed, tropical lifestyle which enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year.

Suburbs of Cairns

The majority of suburbs in Cairns are an ideal location to live. There are many suburbs located at the foot of the rainforest overlooking stunning beaches or close to the heart of the city. To find out more about suburbs in Cairns from the northern beaches to the southside, click here.

QLD Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in QLD during 2019.

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Approximately 142,124.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Esplanade Boardwalk, Atherton Tablelands

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