Welcome to the jewel of the North Queensland……Cairns……
Nestled on the coast of Far North Queensland, the regional metropolis of Cairns is ideally located between the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea to the east and the lush rolling downs of the Atherton Tableland to the west.
Cairns is home for people from all corners of the world and is renowned for its tourism attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest.
Cairns is also home to historic industries such as farming and logging and many examples of these industries continue today.
Cairns has an estimated population of 130,594 which is growing at an average rate of 1.8 per cent per year. Many new residents are seeing the benefits of living in such an idyllic climate and location.
Located in the Wet Tropics, the regions climate is hot and humid during summer months with mild, dry winters.
The Cairns tropics has fairly uniform temperatures throughout the year. Typical daytime min-max temperature ranges in Cairns are 23C-31C in mid-Summer and 18C-26C in mid-Winter.
The rainy season generally occurs during summer between January and March. The average rainfall is 1992mm on an average.
The city of Cairns is located on the northeast coast of Australia in the state of Queensland about 2500km from Sydney by road.
As the sixth largest regional airport in Australia it is centrally located in the Pacific Rim and with the International Airport is a great place to begin or end your travel.
Dining out in Cairns
Considering our small population and status as a regional centre in Queensland, we are lucky to have such a wide variety of quality cuisine at our doorstep.
Dining in Cairns is unique because we have access to outstanding fresh local produce, especially seafood, and also because the thriving tourism industry attracts world-renowned chefs to the region.
Locals and tourists must take advantage of the flourishing dining establishments in Cairns.
But for some people, the selection of quality restaurants is so large that choosing a special place to have a meal can be difficult.
The Casino is probably the most well known entertainment venue, having a mix of restaurants, live entertainment and gaming available every day until the early hours.
There are in total 12 cinemas in Cairns. They are very popular once again with visitors and locals alike.
The main theatre is the Civic Theatre, which hosts the majority of visiting entertainers and shows. The Civic Theatre has a diverse yearly calendar that is strongly supported by the people of Cairns.
Cairns Convention Centre
The Cairns Convention Centre is the largest venue in Cairns and for this reason most popular bands and indoor sporting events are held here.
Cairns has a number of clubs which are open to visitors as well as members. Clubs offer cheap drinks, good value meals and quite often live entertainment.
A number of cruise ship operators offer evening dinner cruises along Trinity Inlet. These are calm water cruises that offer an alternative view of Cairns at night. Very romantic.