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Cairns is categorised as Heritage / Beachside / Adventure

Cairns View - Photo Courtesy Frances76
Kuranda Scenic Railway on top of a bridge
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (Photo Courtesy: Louise Marshall)
Tjapukai Bush Foods Trail
Tjapukai Cultural Park-Boomerang
Tjapukai Cultural Village
Tjapukai Lakeside Spear Throwing
View from Glass Floor Gondola, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (Photo Courtesy: Louise Marshall)
Great Barrier Reef
Kuranda Sky Rail - Photo Courtesy Frances76

Reasons to Visit
  • Cairns is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions.
  • The Great Barrier Reef can be reached in less than an hour by boat.
  • Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130 km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest.
  • Cairns is also a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.
  • Cairns has several small theme parks for tourists. Among them are Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which extends for 7.5 km over World Heritage rainforest.
  • Other attractions in Cairns include scenic flights, crocodile farms, and a food-and-wine tours etc
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Cairns
  • Cairns is connected by Air with Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin (Ernakulam), Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi

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  • Australian All In One (10 Nights)
  • Australian Explorer (9 Nights)

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  • Five things to do in Cairns Australia

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    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on a stunning rail ride over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest Canopy. Located in Kuranda village at Cairns, it's a 7.5 km ride into the surviving rainforests in Tropical North Queensland with two mid-station stops to explore the forest floor and its ancient environment.
    Tjapukai Cultural Park provides a look into Australia's rich history of diverse Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander heritage. This Park hosts day and night cultural performance, art, dance and food, and they share authentic culture and traditions of the local Djabugay people.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre
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    Green Island near Cairns is where guests experience Great Barrier Reef. Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches & coral reefs and abundant marine life
    Marine Life watching
    Natural Wonders
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    Built over 120 years ago, Kuranda Scenic Railway, considered as an outstanding engineering feat, takes you on an amazing rail ride through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns City and Kuranda village. This scenic rail passes through World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest, Barron Gorge, steep ravines and cascading falls.
    Heritage Train Journies
    Kuranda is surrounded by tropical rainforest and adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park. Kuranda Skyrail is popular with tourists.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site

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Airport in Cairns
  • Cairns Airport ( CNS ) , Cairns
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Cochin (Ernakulam)*
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