Cairns is located a short distance from two impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The excellent transport connections make this city an easily accessible place from which you can explore many other sites. It is one of the most popular destinations in Australia.
The general landscape of the city is very attractive. If you decide to travel to this very touristy area, you should not forget to hire one of the countless excursions that can be made to the great barrier reef. It is one of the most popular dive sites in the world. When you want to go meet people you can go to the central lagoon which is the meeting place par excellence.
The lagoon, called Esplanade, is not what we could call too natural since it has been half built by the locals, has capacity for 1,000 bathers and is surrounded by pleasant green spaces perfect for relaxing. Cairns was created in 1876 as a port for miners heading to the Atherton Plateau to the west. Its subsequent growth was due in large part to its selection in 1892 as the starting point for a freight train carrying goods to and from Tableland .
Another very significant moment in the more recent history of Cairns was when in 1984 it became the headquarters of the international airport that has allowed the movement of tourists to increase the popularity of this beautiful city. It has a tropical climate , with a wet season (from November to May) and a dry season (from June to October).