Map of Cairns and Information
The Cairns region is a unique environment and is renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts more than two million domestic and international visitors each year. It’s the only place in the world where two world heritage areas meet – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
The many activities on offer include enjoying a brief bird’s eye view of the forest canopy from a bungy jump while a longer look can be had on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which links Cairns to Kuranda. Whitewater rafting, wildlife spotlighting at night, narrated botanical and cultural heritage walks, swimming and aerial flights are also very popular activities. For those who just want to relax, there are plenty of places to put your feet up ranging from economical camping in the bush to ‘eco-style’ hideaways to the classiest resorts. No matter where you go, don’t forget your camera.
Cairns is the gateway to the Wet Tropics and international flights stop in Cairns before continuing on to larger southern cities such as Brisbane and Sydney. Plenty of car hire and campervan (RV) rental companies are available as are more localised means of transport such as bicycles and mopeds.