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Guide to Cairns
Guide to Cairns

Interesting places and facts about the city Cairns in Australia

Cairns is another access point to the Great Barrier Reef. The city has its own tropical park. It joyfully greets all the visitors being a true international tourist city, and reflecting the uniqueness of the Australian world with its nature, crazy pelicans, geckos singing songs, and of course the turquoise waves ideal for surfing.

Cairns Esplanade

In addition to the Great Barrier Reef and its natural wonders, the city boasts with a variety of other interesting things. For example, the Cairns Esplanade, which is a huge amusement park with its own artificial lagoon. It replaces all the possible beaches in the city as they are absent. Except of wild coastal areas, all the city's beaches are located in the suburbs. In the above lagoon you can swim without leaving Cairns, as well as visit multiple botanical gardens that suit perfectly for walks with children. Active entertainment here is represented by always busy volleyball zones and roller skating parks. You can easily make barbecue, or in contrast, play sports, exercise or try aqua aerobics outdoors. This place has a bonus of Saturday's fair, during which local bands often perform on the stage.
This geographical marvel is the highest independently staying hill in the world, which is not included in any of mountainous groups. Its height is 922 meters. The hill every year hosts the traditional marathon called Great Pyramid Race, as well as rural product fair.

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest is called by the locals a "living museum". Just imagine, its age is more than 135 million years! Naturally, UNESCO could not get around this place, and brought it to the list of the most important natural sites of the world. Anyone can walk in the park freely without fear of getting lost - it has many special signs and hiking trails. Though, the better and more informative option is an excursion through this ancient jungle.
Long Skyway Cable Car passes right over the Daintree forest and has several stations. If you drive past Red Peak, pay attention to the views around - it's the best thing ever offered by this attraction, unless, of course, you are interested more in Kuranda Village - a real functioning village of Australian aborigines. Dive into the past and buy unique souvenirs, as well as ask the guide to show you the greenhouse with butterflies - the beautiful and lovely spectacle.

Atherton Plateau

The area is located at a relatively long distance of the city, but here you can get acquainted with the art of coffee growing little bit closer - almost all Australian coffee plantations are located right here. In addition, the local natural wealth is clearly reflected in the wild savannah innate with so many species of birds that can not be found anywhere else in the world. If you are lucky enough, you can make a best panoramic photo of this place from the Halloren Hill which is equipped with a special observation deck. As well as another famous spot here, Curtain Fig Tree, which is deemed by locals of record attendance.
It is here in Cairns, a specially organized excursions to the brewery Blue Sky, whose product range includes up to 10 varieties of world-famous Australian beer. So, take the trip to the plant and explore all the manufacture nuances.

Active Rest

Do not assume that diving in the reef is the only active entertainment in the city. Specially organized areas for rock climbing, surfing, and even paragliding, mountain biking, and rafting on the wild rivers, bungee jumping - it's all Cairns' idyll for tourists!

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