Cairns
Top Tourist Attractions

Cairns - Top Tourist Attractions

Are you planning to visit Cairns?

You'd be glad to know that there are tons of tourist attractions and places to visit and experience during your vacation in Cairns. There will never be a dull moment while on this side of Australia. Here is a list of Top tourist attractions in Cairns


Cairns - Top Tourist Attractions

Beautiful Attractions That Cairns Offer Tourists and Locals Alike

Are you planning to visit Cairns?

You'd be glad to know that there are tons of tourist attractions and places to visit and experience during your vacation here in Cairns. There will never be a dull moment while on this side of Australia.

What are the top tourist attractions in Cairns?

Cairns Esplanade

This stretch of an esplanade along the seafront encompasses a swimming lagoon, foreshore promenade, lush tropical parks, and playground. It's most visited for its beautiful sunrise and sunset. If you're in for a lazy stroll in a vibrant and friendly town, the Cairns Esplanade is the perfect starting point.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Home to Australia's finest selection of tropical plants, this botanical garden is a haven for green thumbs and nature lovers. But even if you're neither, you're going to love this natural wonder that houses more than 4,000 different plant species.

Great Barrier Reef

You should definitely go on a cruise or dive in one of Australia's greatest treasures before it gives into the impacts of climate change. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Cairns most popular attractions. It is home to a diverse range of marine life that make up the richest ecosystem on Earth. The reef is more than 8 hours from Cairns and is best explored on an organized tour.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Do you want to see a glimpse into one the oldest culture on earth? The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is where you should be. Here, you will have access to enriching insights into the culture of the Tjapukai people through music, dance performances, exhibits, and storytelling.

There are also interactive activities that you can do such as learning how to throw a spear or play the didgeridoo.

Daintree Rainforest

One of the most beautiful attractions in the city, the Daintree Rainforest features a lush forest that provides sanctuary for local wildlife. While you can always explore it on foot, ziplining will make your visit adventurous and exciting. It's also the quickest way to explore every aspect of the rainforest.

Crystal Cascades

Located in tropical North Queensland, this swimming hole is visited for its cool waters coming from the waterfalls. The amazing boulders surrounding it also make a magnificent backdrop. This is also where you can indulge in cliff diving if you're looking for something extreme. The highest point of the surrounding clips is aptly labeled as No Fear.

Barron River

With grades 2 and 3 rapids, the Barron River is the perfect platform for white water rafting. This is especially a great place for beginners to get acquainted with the activity. Depending on the tour you book, white water rafting may include an Australian barbecue along the banks.

Tully River

If white water rafting at the Barron River is not exciting enough for you, the grade 3 and 4 rapids of the Tully River will provide you with the challenge that you're looking for. Because prior experience is not required to take on the rapids, even a beginner can test their courage against the force of the Tully River.

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