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.
As well as boasting beautiful beaches, incredible rainforests and proximity to the largest reef system in the world, Cairns is home to a wide range of excellent international restaurants and caf?s. Food lovers planning a Queensland getaway wont need to sacrifice their refined palate in Cairns, and by booking a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Cairns Foodie Package, they can use the extra package discount they have saved to dine out in style. For relaxed waterfront dining head to the Pier, and choose between the likes of Asian, modern-Australian, Indian and Italian restaurants. Fresh seafood is always on the menu in Cairns, so why not indulge with some local flavours? The humble mud-crab is a Queensland favourite, and no food-lovers visit to Cairns would be complete without tasting it. Take the hassle out of your next holiday, and enjoy the convenience of securing flights and accommodation in one single booking.
The Queensland coastline boasts some of the best fishing in Australia, and the excellent year-round climate means that it is virtually always good fishing weather. If you and your mates are due for a fun fishing trip, browse through Cairns Fishing Packages available online- these packages are carefully chosen to combine the best rates on flights and accommodation, and take all the stress out of planning a holiday. Game fishermen who want to reel in a coveted Giant Black Marlin, sports fishermen looking forward to wresting Barramundi and Queenfish out of the local waters, and those who prefer relaxing fly fishing will all find what they are looking for in Cairns. With DISCOVER AUSTRALIA, holidays have never been easier- simply enter your desired dates of travel and leave the rest to us.
For mature travellers who want to enjoy the beauty of the Cairns region from a relaxed holiday base, a Cairns Holiday Package could be just the thing. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA offers a range of packages with discounted flights, and accommodation in delightfully underdeveloped suburbs outside of the Cairns CBD. Enjoy long walks along the endless Cairns coastline, take advantage of BBQ and picnic facilities to enjoy a leisurely lunch, and in the evening relax with a glass of wine in your private accommodation. Queensland, with its long sunny days, balmy nights and friendly attitude is the perfect place to unwind and relax, and by booking a Cairns Holiday Package you don't even have to worry about securing the best deals- we have done that for you.
Nature lovers of all ages will delight in booking their Cairns holiday for between May and September, when large numbers of whales and dolphins use the Great Barrier Reef as their breeding and calving grounds. Newborn Humpback Whales can often be spotted frolicking with their mothers in the protected shallow waters, and many companies offer excellent whale-spotting tours. Browse online and secure a Cairns Wildlife Package which includes flights and accommodation, and enjoy getting up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing animals. If a summer getaway is more your thing, swap whales for turtles and visit the Arlington Reef- the large population of turtles here makes it very popular spot for divers and snorkellers.
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