Cairns in Australia is a paradise for visitors coming to this amazing place. The Great Barrier Reef is an added attraction to this place that draws a large number of tourists from different parts of the world. The city lies in the backdrop of rainforest mountain ranges. The Cairns City Esplanade is a beautiful promenade that stretches over 2.5kms and offers its visitors swimming lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, BBQ areas and a children water park. The most popular sightseeing places in Cairns are listed below.
Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest situated on the northeast coast of Queensland lying north of Mossman and Cairns. Daintree is the largest tropical rainforest stretching over 460 sq.m the coastline north of the Daintree River. Daintree Village founded in 1880s supports the local timber industry and dairy farmers. A part time provisional school also runs here. It has a population of 100 people and thriving centre for cattle and sugar farming. 35kms from the Daintree River Ferry at the end of a sealed sealed road lies Cape Tribulation. Visitors can enjoy here many activities self-guided trails, guided walks, horse rides, kayaking and even a flying fox.
Palm Cove, Queensland is a beach community 27km north of the city of Cairns in the far north of Queensland. It has a population of 1,215. A calm and relaxing village by the sea famous for the centuries old “paper bark” Melaleuca trees is a thriving centre for tourism with world class beach resorts, restaurants and spas. There are plenty of activities like trip to the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest excursions, beautiful golf courses, kayaking, water sport activities, paying a visit to the nearby wildlife zoo, etc.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a scenic cableway that runs above the Barron Gorge National Park from the Cairns suburb of Caravonica to Kuranda, Queensland. It stretches over 7.5kms and halts at two mid-stations. Interpretive information is provided here through guided boardwalk tours, signage and an interpretive centre. A passenger may avail a one way or a return journey. A one way journey takes about 1.5 hrs while a return journey may take 2.5 hrs. On offer are packages where visitors can return from Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway or also visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal and Cultural Park.
Barron Gorge National Park a part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is a national park in Queensland, Australia located 1,404 km northwest of Brisbane and 2 km from Kuranda. Barron Gorge formed where the Barron River passes over the eastern escarpment of the Atherton Tablelands. The park has many fascinating walking trails namely – McDonald’s Track, Douglas Track, D-jina Wu, Smith’s Track, etc.