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Cairns attractions things to do & see on holiday.Cairns is an ideal holiday destination to put on your list of must do Queensland Holidays, sun lovers are naturally drawn to Queensland's tropical far north for outdoor adventures, stunning beaches and escape from the cold bite of winter. Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef to the east, the Atherton Tablelands to the west and the Daintree Rainforest in the north, Cairns is the perfect launching point for the wonderful natural attractions that dot this region. With plenty of exclusive bonuses on Cairns holidays available from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA you can have the best possible start to your vacation.
As the ideal Queensland holiday destination for many different travellers, from backpackers to families, Cairns offers cultural, educational, leisure and adventure activities all year round. Explore Aboriginal history at the Tjapukai Cultural Park; visit the Tanks Art Gallery; learn about sea life at Underwater World Oceanarium; or spend a day in the safe waters of the Cairns Swimming Lagoon with a picnic packed of fresh produce from the Esplanade Market. Enjoy a stroll along the Mangrove Boardwalk, the Flecker Botanic Gardens and the Rainforest Boardwalk leading to the Centenary Lakes.
Without venturing too far from town, you will discover many local beaches, each offering its own personality to experience on your holiday. Holloways Beach is low key and mostly residential; Yorkeys Knob is nestled in the crescent of Half Moon Bay with excellent conditions for kite and windsurfing; Trinity Beach is a popular destination for travellers holidaying in Cairns, with its long stretch of white sand; and the glamorous Palm Cove is the perfect spot for those looking to be spoilt.
No Cairns holiday would be complete without a visit to the amazing Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel and diving excursions leave regularly throughout the week and you can choose from day trips or exciting sleep-aboard overnight getaways. Short boat trips can also take you to Green and Fitzroy Islands for more snorkeling, plentiful walking trails and relaxing beaches.
If you'd prefer to stay dry on your Cairns holiday, venture inland to the Atherton Tablelands, a rarely visited paradise of mountains, tumbling creeks, lush glens and winding paths with a scattering of quaint rural towns. Kuranda in the tablelands is home to Australia's longest gondola cableway and also offers charming markets, a number of walking trails and other family friendly attractions. If you are a sun lover with a taste of holidays in tropical north Queensland, Cairns is the ideal holiday destination to put on your list of Queensland Holidays.
If your ideal holiday involves relaxing on sun-drenched beaches, exploring the largest marine playground in the world, immersing yourself in local culture and dining on fresh seafood and international cuisine, browse online and find the DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Cairns Holiday Package for you. With great discounted rates on both flights and accommodation, and the convenience of one single booking you can say goodbye to stress, and start looking forward to your relaxing Queensland getaway.
Lying just offshore from Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the natural world, and a favourite holiday attraction. This incredible ecosystem is teeming with brightly-coloured coral and beautiful marine life year round, and Cairns Holiday Packages can be booked online, making the journey to the nearby Great Barrier Reef cheaper and easier than ever with convenient central accommodation included. Snorkell through shoals of darting fish, admire astonishing underwater cities of coral and learn about the conservation of this amazing natural attraction before returning to your private Cairns accommodation to relax in the evening.
Families planning a great Cairns getaway can take advantage of the extra package discount available with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA'S Cairns Holiday Packages, which include flights and accommodation. By booking a holiday package you get instant access to the best available rates which means more money in your back pocket- to spend on enjoying your family holiday. Suburbs like Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach and Palm Cove, all nearby to the Cairns CBD offer excellent accommodation options, and are perfect bases for long days on the beach building sand -castles and swimming, fishing for the catch of the day, or firing up a BBQ and having a relaxed picnic lunch. Browse online now and secure the best Cairns Holiday Package for you, and look forward to your hassle-free Queensland getaway.
When planning your upcoming Cairns getaway with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA, make time to visit the Tjapukai Cultural Park. This indigenous owned complex is dedicated to educating visitors about, and celebrating Queensland's rich and ancient Aboriginal cultural heritage, with various live performances, interactive activities and excellent dinner shows. Booking a Cairns Holiday Package means extra money in your back pocket, so you can afford to really enjoy exploring all that Cairns has to offer. For a different perspective on the local area, the Flecker Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes, a little north of the CBD, is a beautiful explosion of rainforest plants and exotic tropical flowers. Take your time exploring these beautiful gardens, which are near a range of accommodation options bookable with a Cairns Holiday Package. Guided walks are run regularly, and you can enjoy coffee and cake in the beautiful surrounds of the garden's restaurant-caf?.
With a range of Cairns Romance Packages available online, you can treat your significant other to a romantic, private getaway all with the convenience of one single booking. Long days relaxing on the beach, romantic sunset walks and leisurely meals in romantic waterfront restaurants are what Cairns is all about, and you can enjoy your getaway comfortable in the knowledge that you have got the best deal on both flights and accommodation.