Cairns Travel Guide – Seven Wonderful Attractions

Rainforests and marine attractions are one of the two biggest delights for tourists visiting Cairns. The city, a part of the tropical coast of North Queensland in Australia, offers an easy access to the world’s only living organism that can be seen from the moon. The Great Barrier Reef is certainly the biggest attraction that pulls thousands of tourists each year from across the world.

Great diving spots and astounding beaches offer you a great vacation in Cairns. Choose from hundreds of cruising options to explore the Great Barrier Reef, or get an insight into the world’s oldest rainforests with Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Adventure seekers can take a dive or go hiking up the Daintree rainforest. The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park gives you another reason to take flights to Cairns and learn some amazing facts about the aboriginal culture of Australia.

Whilst Cairns is quite far away from any other major cities, travel to this area has never been easy easier, thanks to regular flights often at low prices.

  1. The Great Barrier Reef:

Imagine the size of the reef system that consists of over 2,900 individual reefs and nearly 900 islands. A World Heritage Site, the reef system is the only living thing that is visible from outer space. The site attracts families as well as adventure seekers. There are a number of things to do here – from scuba diving and snorkelling to boat cruises and glass-bottomed boat trips. It takes only 45 minutes from the coast of Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef, which is full of amazing aquatic plant and wildlife.

2.      Kuranda Scenic Railway:

The tropical rainforests of Cairns can best be experienced with the Kuranda Scenic Railway tours. A perfect way for the families to enjoy the well-preserved natural attraction of the city, Kuranda Railway runs for approximately one and a half hours, passing through steep ravines, waterfalls, trees, wildlife and several other amazing attractions. Families can book flights to Cairns, visit the city, and begin exploring spectacular rainforests with Kuranda Railway.

3. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:

You can see more and experience more if you choose to come back from Kuranda using the amazing cableway known as Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Fly over the tropical waterfalls, rainforests, and gorges while sitting with your family in a secure gondola.

4.      Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park:

Australia is a land of aborigines. To learn about their unique customs and traditions, you must visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, which has a dance theatre where traditional song and dance is played. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is one of the largest cultural parks in the country and home to a large number of indigenous Australians.

5.      Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation:

Visit the oldest rainforest on the planet. Take assistance from an experienced tour operator and go hiking to discover waterfalls, ravines, wildlife and a number of other natural attractions. Cape Tribulation has a number of quality accommodations where you can stay in budget and prolong your trip to the rainforest, which is believed to be in existence for over four hundred million years and has nearly 3000 species of animals.

6.      Paronella Park:

Located at Mena Creek, which is 120 kilometres south of Cairns, Paronella Park has emerged as a top tourist attraction for tourists. Besides natural landscape, the park attracts visitors for its intriguing history and Spanish legacy. The Spanish Castillo, located in the heart of the park, enchants visitors with its majestic appearance. Moreover, there are other Spanish ruins spread over an area of 13 acres of rainforest gardens.

7.      Cairns Tropical Zoo: 

An ideal family-friendly attraction, Cairns Tropical Zoo offers a delightful experience for children and wildlife enthusiasts. Visitors can see here a good collection of native species that include koalas and kangaroos.