Cairns is a small touristy town located in the northeast of Australia. The town receives hundreds of people every week from all over the world seeking the best place to spend their holidays .But why does Cairns attract so many tourists?
Cairns is home to two World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Cairns is the gateway to the largest coral reef in the world with over 2,900 individual reefs extending over 2,300 kilometres. It is so big that it can be seen with the naked eye from space.
Every day hundreds of people travel to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to visit this beautiful and the largest living system on Earth.
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There are many different types of boats and tours to the Great Barrier Reef suiting all types of tourists. Families love going to a floating platform where there is more space for the kids. The platform (pontoon) offers many different activities for the day such as underwater observatory, glass bottom boat tour, semi-submersible tour, snorkelling tour and much more. Experienced divers like the smaller boats where they can visit many different reef sites in one day. Backpackers like the budget options where they can see the reef, party and connect with people around their age. There is always the right tour for the right person.For more information on tours to the Great Barrier Reef please click on the link below:
The other World Heritage site that attracts people to Cairns is the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest is considered the oldest rainforest in the world being at least 135 million years old.
The Daintree Rainforest covers an area of 1,200 square kilometres and it is home for over 3,000 plant species and many native animals such as platypus, echidna, bandicoots, possums, wallabies and kangaroos.
There are many rainforest tours departing Cairns daily, tours to Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest) but also tours to the Atherton Tablelands Rainforest and the famous Kuranda Rainforest.
Atherton Tablelands is a highland region located about 90 kms from Cairns. The area is a natural wonderland filled with waterfalls, swimming holes, lakes and gorgeous flowing streams.
The other rainforest is the well known Kuranda Rainforest. To experience this rainforest visitors travel one way by skyrail and one way on the train. The skyrail is a small gondola that “flies” over the rainforest, and the train passes waterfalls, rainforest, and goes through tunnels and bridges.
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Any option chosen will be a great experience.
Cairns is also the land for the adrenaline seekers offering many adventurous activities such as White Water Rafting, Bungy Jumping, Skydiving, Hot Air Ballooning, Horse Riding, ATV Riding, Water Sports and much more.
If you are planning a holiday, you should definitely consider Cairns.
For more information about visiting Cairns, please contact Tourism Cairns.
Tourism Cairns has over 15 years experience helping visitors with their local experience in Cairns.