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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
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- CairnsMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 19, 2013
Cairns is really close to the equator so the weather is more tropical most of the year. When I visited, it was fall in Australia but the weather was balmy. People could be found at the pool. You can go scuba diving or snorkeling. Even locals visit Cairns for a holiday.
- CairnsAug 13, 2013
Quintessential beach town but you will love it. We were there in the middle of the Australian Summer so it was very humid - if the weather had been a little nicer it would have been absolutely wonderful but we had fun nonetheless. Lots of night bars around - also a nice casino next to our hotel.
But essentially this is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Once you visit the reefs here everything else you have seen or will see will never stand up to comparison. The ferry ride is not too long either - maybe an hour or so.
- CairnsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 12, 2013
Cairns is the gateway to N. Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.
The town itself is friendly to tourists and has fun waterfront strip with walks and restaurants and bars.
- CairnsApr 19, 2013
This is the jumping off point for almost all of the tours of the great barrier reef. As such you won't find a more touristy city in Australia.
If you're considering a trip here, you don't need any real planning as there are numerous tour booking agencies who will happily collect your referral fee for the various tour operators.
One underrated aspect of cairns is the walk along the boardwalk through to the northern beaches. Just be sure to watch out for Australian Saltwater Crocs.
- CairnsAug 30, 2012
Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Most people are either incredibly excited to begin their GBR adventure or on a high from just completing it--either way there are a lot of (mostly) young, laid-back people. Combine this with the "no worries" Aussie attitude, and it makes for a pretty cool small city. There are also gorgeous beaches, nice resorts, and a vibrant nightlife.
- CairnsAug 17, 2012
I loved Cairns. It's a small town but I really enjoyed myself. I enjoyed snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef and shopping at the night market. It was mellow yet we kept ourselves really busy eating, shopping and getting massages at the night market.