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Cairns – Things to do

Cairns Attractions

Explore Queensland

Hayes & Jarvis offers more than a standard break in Cairns. Head inland and explore the five national parks clustered around Cairns. Take a boat out into the warm waters and witness the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Savour breakfast in a local café with coffee and French toast, or find your favourite beaches along the Queensland coastline, sinking your toes into the sand and feeling yourself unwind.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland

Visit Tropical Rainforests

The Daintree Rainforest is just two hours from Cairns. Test your head for heights along the aerial walkway, experience a rainforest tour, and enjoy an overnight stay in one of the rainforest lodges. A river cruise could see you come face to face with crocodiles too.

Island Hopping

Cairns’ proximity to the Great Barrier Reef means it’s easy to explore nearby islands. Lizard Island boasts two dozen beaches deserted sandy beaches to relax on. Alternatively, Green Island is a 45 minute boat ride from the city, and offers the perfect spot to get away for a day in secluded serenity.

Superb Dining

Seafood features heavily in many Cairns restaurants. Sample the freshest locally caught fish or thrill your taste buds with anything from Australian dishes to Japanese or Greek. Order a sandwich to take to the beach or book a table in a local restaurant after a day spent exploring the area. Pair this with delicious Australian wines for an indulgent dinner in this wonderful city.