Things to do in Cairns

Cairns serves as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is a prosperous city situated in Far North Queensland, Australia. Because of its location, the city is the ideal jump-off point if you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef. The city is an urban area surrounded by lush rainforest, so you won’t get disappointed with both its cityscape and natural beauty.


Things to do in Cairns

Cairns is one of the most perfect tropical destination among tourists, backpackers, and holidaymakers because of the wide variety of activities. There’s not only a ton of things to do in Cairns, there’s also a lot to see in this beautiful place.



There are also a number of golf clubs in and around of the city if you want to enjoy a pleasant walk and a round of golf.


Great Barrier Reef

A tour of the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most rewarding activities in this city. You can go snorkeling or scuba diving in the rich waters of the Pacific and see schools of fishes and colorful corals underwater. If you aren’t up for some underwater exploration, you can just stay on the beach and still have a wonderful time sunbathing, swimming, and people watching. Topnotch beaches are just a short drive north of the city.


Cairns Tropical Zoo

A visit to the Cairns Tropical Zoo is another worthwhile activity. Here, you can interact with different reptiles, birds, and mammals and witness some amazing animal shows.


When to go to Cairns

Cairns features a tropical monsoon climate with a wet season running from November through May. June to October is relatively dry, although frequent rain showers are still expected. Daily temperatures vary little throughout the year. June is the coolest month with an average temperature of 25.7 °C (78.3 °F) while January is the warmest month with a mean temperature of 31.4 °C (88.5 °F).


Carins Sports

Notable events in the city are usually sports matches like rugby, cricket, and basketball. If you want to check out some local games, head to Parramatta Park, Barlow Park, Cairns Convention Centre, or Cazaly’s Stadium.




Things to do in Cairns

Cairns Facts

Population142 528
CurrencyAustralian dollar
AirportCairns Intl, Australia (CNS)

Cairns average temperatures

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Golf in Cairns

Cairns has a couple of beautiful courses where you can enjoy a relaxing day of golf. On Half Moon Bay Golf Club's 18 hole course you can play on what they call the friendliest golf course. Another great course can be found at Paradise Palms Golf Club. Here you will have to navigate undulating fairways, snaking creeks and almost 100 bunkers on a challenging round of golf. The most centrally located course is called Cairns Golf Club and will give you a scenic experience as you play with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop.

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Cairns Marathon

The Cairns Marathon is not for the easy going running enthusiasts but rather for the hardcore runners and athletes. The event features three marathons in three days from Friday to Sunday. It has been held annually since 2011 and competitors has since seen this as one of the greatest marathon challenges in the world. If the above description is a bit too scary for you, there is also the possibility to only take part in the Sunday marathon. The track consists of about half on dirt road and half on asphalt, making it a varied course and a great way to see different parts of Cairns and its surrounding nature. Are you up for the challenge?

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