Cairns is a small city located in Queensland, Northern Australia. It lies in quite a remote region which is around 1600 KM from Brisbane and 2000 KM from Sydney. Despite its location, it is the third most popular destination behind the likes of Melbourne and Sydney. For hotel bookings got to http://www.hotelscairns.net.au/ or http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g255069-Cairns_Cairns_Region_Queensland-Vacations.html
Apart from its all year tropical climate, the main attraction for Cairns is its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Just hire a boat from the Fleet Terminal and you will be in the middle of Great Barrier Reef within an hour.
The tasteful scenery of the shining Coral Sea and rainforest covered mountain ranges makes this place a truly worth visiting Syrail’s Smithfield Terminal is situated just 20 minutes drive away from the city and they also operate a transport service from the most Cairns motels, camping sites and hotels. The famous Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef with more than 4,000 individual reef systems and some unique wildlife.
The port at Cairns is the country’s busiest airport with over 500 domestic and international cruise ships visiting per year. It is quite a beautiful port situated practically in the middle of the city with a Reef Terminal providing an entry to the Great Barrier Reef and a 220 berth Marina offering a variety of reef vessels, superyachts and cruise vessels.
Port Douglas is located around 50 KM from the north of Cairns.
It has developed a global reputation as a beautiful and mystical Oasis retaining the charm and beauty of an old fishing village. Some other popular tourist attractions of Cairns are Lake Morris, Mount Whitfield, Cairns Regional Gallery and Tanks Arts Center.
The best time to visit this city is from April to November because weather remains pleasant during this period with very low humidity. International visitors coming to this city should book their flights to the city’s International Airport which is well connected to almost all the important cities of the world.