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1 The Green Season

From December to April each year, Cairns experiences the wet season, or as the locals like to call it the Green Season. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a great time to visit the Far North for many reasons. millaa millaa falls

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1 Great Barrier Reef Tours & Weather

Just because it’s raining in Cairns doesn’t mean it’s raining on the reef. Low to moderate rain in Cairns generally falls overnight and will clear up during the day, making a perfect opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

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1 Things to do when it Rains

Rain in Cairns during the wet season generally falls overnight and clears up during the day. However, if you find yourself with a wet day, there are still plenty of suitable activities to experience this beautiful tropical region. fitzroy island near cair...

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1 Cairns Weather

Cairns is located in beautiful Far North Queensland is an amazing holiday destination. This Northern part of the country is well known for its tropical climate, World Heritage protected Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, which draws thousands of visitors...

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0 Lit Sung Goong Temple Cairns

Lit Sung Goong was opened in 1887 It was on Grafton Street, near where the Swiss Bakery is now.

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1 Top 10 Things to Do in Cairns

Top 10 Things to Do in Cairns Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef Take the scenic rail & Skyrail to Kuranda Hike through the world's oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the Daintree Cruise to Green Island and snorkel straight of...

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TRACK SUMMARY: Track name: Josephine Falls Area: Central Coast Track Class: Pathway Type of walk: Return Length: Short Time: 30min Distance: 1.20km Difficulty: Easy

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TRACK SUMMARY: Track name: Jumrum Creek Area: Cairns/Kuranda Track Class: Graded Track Type of walk: One Way Length: ShortTime: 18min Distance: 0.80km Difficulty: Easy

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TRACK SUMMARY: Track name: Stoney Creek Weir Track (Garndal Garndal) Area: Cairns/Kuranda Track Class: Graded Track Type of walk: Return Length: ShortTime: 1hr Distance: 2.00km Difficulty: Moderate

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TRACK SUMMARY: Track name: Copperlode Dam to Crystal Cascades Area: Cairns/Kuranda Track Class: Rough Track Type of walk: One Way Length: Medium Time: 1hr Distance: 3.00km Difficulty: Strenuous

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TRACK SUMMARY: Track name: Barron Falls LookoutArea: Cairns/Kuranda Track Class: Pathway (Wheelchair) Type of walk: Return Length: ShortTime: 30min Distance: 0.60kmDifficulty: Easy


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1 Cairns in general

Early Tourism: The 1876 Cleveland Bay Expedition on their second visit to Trinity Inlet rejoined the S.S. Porpoise. On Monday 21 August 1876, while steaming down the channel, they sighted “a brig and a small boat sailing southward” (Qu...

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2 First Environmental Comment for the Cairns Region

The beach front at Gububarra [Fitzroy Island] was being denuded of wood by the frequent calls of the European’s vessels needing fuel for their steam-boilers. Somewhat ironically, the first environmental statement for the future Cairns area was made...

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2 The Cairns-Kuranda Range Road

In 1939 representatives of the Cairns City Council, the Cairns Shire Council and the Woothakata Shire Council, met to consider building the Cairns to Kuranda Range road. Construction began the next financial year (1940).

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2 Why Cook Drew his Map of Cape Grafton this way.

Extract from the map Terra Australis by Matthew Flinders, Commander of H.M. Sloop Investigator (1802-1803, East Coast – Sheet V) showing Captain Cook’s route. Flinders noted on the map: “The Coast, Reefs &c. in this sheet are mostly...

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4 Gububarra - Fitzroy Island 1770

This is an extract from Timothy Bottoms' CAIRNS, City of the South Pacific, A History 1770-1995 (Bunu Bunu Press 2016). see free historical documentaries about Cairns.

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134 Cairns City Holiday Apartments

Cairns City Holiday Apartments are a great accommodation choice while visiting the region. You get all the benefits of staying in a self contained apartment, as well as being in an amazing location in the heart of the city. Location should definitely be...

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132 Guest Houses

Have you ever considered staying in a Guest House but not quite sure what to expect? In Australia, Guest House accommodation is a type of lodging that is best compared to boutique hostel accommodation, a unique hotel experience or even very similar to a...

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293 Airport Transfers

The Cairns International and Domestic Airports are located 7km north of the Cairns city centre, a 10-15 minute drive. To get to your accommodation you can either catch a taxi with the local Black & White taxi company or get a shared coach transfer t...

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241 Wedding Dance Lessons

The first dance that you have as a married couple is a treasured moment that you will have with you for the rest of your life. This is why a lot of couples decide to have dance lessons before their big day, especially as in this day and age, the traditi...

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