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84 Island Resorts near Cairns

Island Resorts are a great opportunity to totally detach from the daily rigmarole. There are plenty of activities included on a daily basis to keep you busy for a week. From walks and sports to spa treatments or simply relaxing by the pool, the island...

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74 Cultural Attractions near Cairns

Whatever your experiences of cultural tourism, prepare to be captivated by the sheer quality, professionalism and enthusiasm exhibited by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of the Far North. From the phenomenal impact of a multi-award winning Abor...

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72 Best ways to see 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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77 Cairns Bicycle Hire & Tours

Bicycles can be hired from many car rental agencies such as Mini Car Rentals on Sheridan St or Cairns Scooter & Bicyle Hire. This is a great city for cycling with lots of bike tracks and beautiful parks to ride through as well as the esplanade. Cair...

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76 Campervan Adventures around Cairns

North Queensland has some beautiful drives and excellent camping spots in National Parks as well as camping parks. Prepare an interesting self-drive itinerary and travel at your own pace along coastal drives, rainforested roads, Aussie bush and sandy plai...

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77 Rent a car and explore the region

Car Hire is a great idea to explore the region. We have so many beautiful places to visit and self drive touring is a wonderful way to see the area if you want to travel at your own pace. We have many local companies up here including older car hire rig...

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84 Investing in a holiday apartment in Cairns

Many investors decide to buy holiday apartments in North Queensland that they can enjoy in the winter months and holiday let through the property management for the balance of the year. This is a great idea and I think the best advice is to be realistic a...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

Rustys Market

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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...

James Cook University

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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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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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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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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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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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