Cairns Guides


183 Accommodation Types in Cairns

There is a huge range of accommodation options in the Far North. The most popular type of accommodation is holiday apartments which act like a home away from home. There are some resorts that offer hotel rooms and villas or apartments where you can enjoy...


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78 Train Travel in North Queensland

There is something wonderfully novel about travelling by train that brings a youthful smile to any face. Far North Queensland is home to some very special rail routes, and chances are you'll soon fall in love with these unique historical highways. Tra...


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76 James Cook University

James Cook University is Australia's leading tropical research university. The University focuses on creating a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. Comprehensive study options...

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88 Rustys Market

Many locals carry out their weekly vegetable shop at the Rustys Market for fresh vegetables and tropical fruits, flowers, special locally made cooking oils, soaps, locally grown coffee, breads, freshly made dips, cup cakes, local olives, herbs and spices...

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82 Shopping for Groceries in Cairns

In the centre of the city we have a large Woolworths supermarket. This supermarket sells the most Tim Tams in Australia as it is a very popular souvenier for Japanese people to take home to their co-workers. In need of an update but you cannot beat its...


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89 Department Stores in Cairns

Cairns has a very wide range of shopping with an enormous shopping centre in the centre of the city itself that has a wide range of national boutiques and chain stores that will easily satisfy the needs of an entire family. Myer is the only large Depa...

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80 Fashion Victim?

Fashion Victim? If you are interested in fashion and only have a half day to explore the shops the only place to go is Grafton St. Grafton St between Sheilds and Spence is an excellent street with the widest range of designers and fashion in one street i...


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77 Cairns Food & Wine

Shield Street, the Esplanade and Marina are the places to go for great dining and great atmosphere. Indian, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Thai, Seafood, pizza, and pub grub - we've got it covered. Our tropical climate allows alfresco dining yea...

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70 The Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands, The Tablelands and Cairns Highlands are all the same place but have been through many name changes over the years. This is a beautiful area for farming and has a wonderful climate and very high quality soil. There are section...


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78 Tours & Activities in Cairns

Interested in having some fun? Then the Far North has no shortage of tours and activities to keep you busy for weeks! There are over 600 tours that depart daily from Cairns alone. No matter who you are and what interests you may have, there will be a tour...

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81 The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is of course a must do when visiting the Far North. There are over 300 trips to choose from that depart 365 days of the year offering snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat tours, fishing, sea kayaking, parasailing and much, m...

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78 Japanese Food in Cairns

The best traditional homestyle Japanese cafe is Matsuri under the Royal Harbour on Abbott St opposite the library. There is also Cherry Blossom on the corner of Lake and Spence Sts upstairs. They do an excellent lunch special and it is air conditioned...

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82 Kuranda Village

Kuranda - A Village In The Rainforest The Village in the Rainforest - A visit to Far North Queensland isn't complete without a trip up the range to Kuranda...The historic railway climbs through tunnels, across bridged ravines, past waterfalls and sto...

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89 Fishing in North Queensland

The Tropical North is a fishing and boating paradise. The thrill of the catch and encounters with great sportsfish such as giant black marlin and sailfish have long enticed recreational anglers to the azure waters of the Coral Sea and the quiet estuaries...


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75 Islands around Cairns

There are over 1,000 islands in the Great Barrier Reef, but the best are easily accessible from the main centres of Cairns and Port Douglas. The reef islands are in fact two distinct types of formations - vegetated coral cays and mountainous continental i...


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84 Kuranda Day Tours

A visit to Far North Queensland isn't complete without a trip up the range to Kuranda...The historic railway climbs through tunnels, across bridged ravines, past waterfalls and stops at Barron Falls on its way to the much-photographed Kuranda Railway...

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78 Adventure Tours & Activities From Cairns

There is no shortage of adventure activities up here for adrenalin junkies. Raging Thunder is king of adventure offering packages to get your blood flowing such as the Frantic, Mission Possible, Super Triple Challenge and Thrills and Spills to name a fe...

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71 Scuba Dive Day Tours from Cairns

Scuba Diving is a very popular activity in the Tropical North and you don't even have to be certified to give it a try. Reef trips depart daily to the reef from Cairns, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation offering introductory and certified diving.No ex...

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79 The North Queensland Rainforest

Our region holds a unique and very special eco system - The Wet Tropics Rainforest. This World Heritage Listed Area stretches from Townsville to Cooktown and covers about 900,000 hectares. However at 0.1% of the countries' land mass it covers only a t...


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81 Residential Real Estate in Cairns

Cairns is a rapidly expanding area and new suburbs are being created as the population continues to increase at a rapid rate. Some of the most popular established suburbs in the Cairns area are Edge Hill, Whitfield, the Northern Beaches including Trinity...

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