The Little City of Cairns
Cairns may be little but it is big on things to do from here. Known as the Gateway to The Great Barrier Reef the Coral Reefs are amazing, Cairns has become a popular destination for visitors to this part of Queensland with over 2 million visitors annually coming to see the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef with operators like Quicksilver, Great Adventure and Ocean Spirit. See the large saltwater lagoon in the centre of the city and enjoy having a leisurely walk along the Esplanade which is about a 5km walk.
Hot Air Balloon Cairns and Port Douglas is Australia’s largest operator of Hot Air Balloon rides and offers door to door transfers for you hot air balloon experience from all local accommodation, or self drive and meet us on the Tablelands you can find out more information and book a Cairns hot air balloon ride
Even more exciting, rise with the sun and go on a prize winning Hot Air balloon ride. There are several options of daily rides for you to choose. You float over the Atherton tablelands taking it in with other scenic views, and then enjoy a delicious vineyard breakfast. This followed, by going whale watching. What a superb memorable outing
A delightful excursion is to board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, which goes on a scenic route to Kuranda village in a rainforest, and browse through the markets. While there experience an aboriginal cultural performance and dreamtime walk at the bottom of Skyrail at Tjapukai. Should you like to feel sand on your toes, visit the beaches to the north of Cairns such as Palm Cove, Clifton Beach and the hidden secret Holloways Beach. They are excellent for both swimming and snorkelling, or even just lie there and relax, soaking up the sun, just be aware in the summer November to April you should only swim at the beach in the stinger nets provided and life guard patrolled. Alternatively take a reef tour and swim out there where the marine stingers do not usually venture..
If you like hiking, there are over two hundred walking tracks for you to wander along in Cairns as you take in the countryside. Take a look at Crystal Cascades or maybe a walk to Granite Peak high about Lake Placid, or the highest mountain in Queensland Bartle Freere about 50km to the South of Cairns offers stunning views of the Coast and the Atherton Tablelands