Cairns - Queensland

Cairns - Queensland

The city of Cairns was founded in 1770 by Captain James Cook after his ship ran aground on the notoriously sharp corals. However this is only half of the story, during your visit to cairns you will discover the true history of the settlement from welcoming and friendly tour guides, museums and information boards dotted around the city and the coastline.Cairns Esplanade, lined in bars and restaurants, has a saltwater swimming lagoon with 488.1 km² of land rich in culture, history and scientific marvels! Cairns city is surrounded by natural beauty sites from the tropical rainforests to the world famous Great Barrier Reef.

Take a boat trip up the coast, go on a scuba diving tour or alternatively go snorkelling in the shallows at your own pace. If this doesn’t tickle your fancy why not go inland taking a tour around the outback, with an experienced tour guide giving you a true aboriginal styled experience including cooking on a camp fire and sleeping under the stars!

Cairns hold two world heritage sites side by side which are rare for any destination, due to these sites cairns is based around nature and its aboriginal roots.   

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Cairns Bay Village Resort
When choosing to stay in Cairns you are spoilt for choice with hotels and resorts ranging from rough and ready to top notch first class luxury retreats. Cairns Bay Village resort is one of the most popular affordable luxury retreats in Cairns relax by the pool or sip a cocktail with sandy toes sat on a pristine beach looking out over the pacific ocean.