Five things to do in Cairns Australia

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Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is one of the most popular destinations in Australia and visited for Great Barrier Reef and many other attractions and experiences. Below is a list of five most popular things to do in Cairns

Cairns promenade - Soak up the city’s relaxed, tropical ambience on the Cairns Foreshore Promenade. At its centre is a 4,800 square metre saltwater lagoon surrounded by more beautiful bodies than an episode of Baywatch. Cycle, walk or rollerblade along the three kilometre Esplanade Walking Trail. Or get your steps up wandering between the restaurants, bars and hotels with beautiful waterfront views.

Great Barrier Reef - Snorkel, dive or do a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef – a World Heritage-listed spectacular of coral islands, sponges and seaweed. Learn to dive with one of the many professional schools stationed around Cairns. Or if you’re an experienced diver, take a day trip out to the deep drop offs, underwater tunnels and caves. Check out the myriad of technicolour coral and marine life on a glass-bottomed boat on a snorkelling trip to Green Island, Fitzroy Island and the outer reef.

Tully River - Go white water rafting down powerful Tully River, just an hour south of Cairns. It twists through the rainforest on more than 45 rapids ranging from mild to wild. Or float your inflatable boat down the rapids of the Barron River, past the majestic scenery of Barron Gorge National Park. For real white-knuckle adventure, take a helicopter to the North Johnstone River and raft out over four days, camping in riverside clearings. Or enjoy a gentler ride on the Russell River, after a trek through rainforest and swim in a crystal clear pool.

Kuranda Scenic Railway - Climb up mountain ranges and through tropical rainforest, waterfalls and national park on the relaxing one-and-a-half hour journey from Cairns to Kuranda. This century-old railway showcases natural wonders like Barron Falls and Stoney Creek Falls, as well as the historic engineering feat of Barron River Falls Bridge

Daintree Rainforest - Take an ecotour down the Daintree River in the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. The planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest is just a two hour drive north of Cairns and home to Australia’s most diverse range of plants and animals.

Climate: The climate along the Queensland coast

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