Cairns is a tropical city in North Queensland that is known as a good combination of the rainforest and the reef. Whether you’re here to explore the city on land, or the Great Barrier Reef at sea; you are guaranteed a fun time in this city.
Things to do in Cairns
There are plenty of fun things to do in Cairns. If you’re seeking adventure, check out some of the guided tours in the area, including Discovery Tours Australia, where you can go with a small group on a tour of Cairns inside a four-wheel-drive vehicle. You can also adventure out on your own, with fun activities like Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course, and AJ Hackett Cairns, the world ‘most amazing adventure playground’. Want to explore the Great Barrier Reef? Plan a day snorkeling adventure with Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises. Interested in exploring the food, wine, and shopping scene in Cairns? Food Trail Tours offers all of that, with tours going anywhere from Cairns to the Northern Beaches of Queensland. For some family fun, check out things like the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a rainforest tour that takes you through and above the forest in a cable car, or Cairns Regional Gallery, North Queensland’s only visual art museum. You can also plan a beach day at one of the many fun beaches in the area, including Palm Cove Beach and Holloways Beach.
Cairns Day Trips
There are plenty of cool places you can travel to from Cairns. An hour north is Port Douglas, where you can choose to spend your day relaxing by the beach or out shopping down Macrossan Street. Half that distance away is Palm Cove, where you can visit the Cairns Tropical Zoo or the Daintree Rainforest. In for some outdoor adventures? Check out the Freshwater Creek State Forest, 30 minutes away from Cairns and home to both guided and individual adventures. A little bit of a longer drive away is Cape Tribulation, and here you can relax by the beach or choose to explore the rainforest that surrounds the area. Looking to get away from the buzz of the city? Travel a little over an hour out to Atherton, a residential area nearby where you can relax and escape from the bustle of Cairns.
Whether you plan on shopping in the city, or spending your vacation by the reef, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. If you were planning a beach day, or wanted to spend your vacation snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, we recommend picking one of the rentals we offer near the coast of the city. Choose a rental by Cairns North if you wanted to visit places like the Cairns Botanical Gardens, or explore the rainforest. Planning a big shopping trip? You’ll want to choose a rental located near the center of city so you’ll be close to the Cairns shopping center. If you’re planning a day trip up north, we recommend rentals up near the north coast, which will put you in close distance to places like Holloways Beach and Palm Cove. Regardless of where you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Cairns rental today!
Transportation in Cairns
Cairns offers a variety of different methods of transportation. For public service, Sunbus operates throughout the entire Queensland area, running from the north to the south, and even to the suburbs. Queensland Rail also offers train transportation between Brisbane and Cairns. If you plan on traveling to one of the islands up north, or want to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Ports North offers both tourist boats as well as private boats to get you where you need to be. If you’d like to do your own traveling, you can rent a car at one of the car rentals in the area, including Budget Car and Avis. Planning a day trip? Long distance bus service is available, and typically takes off from Reef Fleet Terminal.
Vacation Rentals in Cairns
Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Cairns getaway? Tripping.com’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Cairns offers 707 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 645 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 620 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of €2999 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on Tripping.com and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Cairns has 707 gorgeous homes with 0 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.
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