Flights to Cairns
Best known as a stopping off point for the Great Barrier Reef and the other natural wonders of Far North Queensland (FNQ for short), Cairns was once upon a time a rugged mining town. Later it developed into a thriving port, and it played a major part in WWII as a base for the Allied Forces in the Pacific. Today it's a tourist-centred city with a relaxed vibe, a place where suits and ties are outnumbered by bikini tops and boardshorts. Nestled against the cool foothills of the Atherton Tableland, its sparkling waterfronts and picturesque beach suburbs enjoy balmy year round tropical weather, and its market stalls are bursting with mouth-watering local produce.
Things to do in Cairns
From swimming with the fishes to tramping through lush jungle, Cairns offers no end of memorable excursions, while the town itself presents more laid-back pleasures, plus plenty of opportunities to tuck into nourishing Aussie cuisine.
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Events in Cairns
It's worth timing your visit for September and October, as this is when most of the city's major events occur, a chance to see Cairnites taking advantage of their beautiful weather to spill into the streets.
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Flights to Cairns
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