Cairns itself is a lovely city, with a population of almost 150,000 and it has the status of the capital of Northern Queensland. It is an outdoor city with a wonderful climate and there are many tours from it to surrounding sights. As closest point to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby is tremendous Rainforests of Cape Tribulation and Daintree dating back millions of years, Cairns is an ideal centre. Other nearby places are the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Torres Strait Islands. The rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation and the Reefs are UNESCO heritage areas, recognised for their uniqueness and beauty.
What can one say about Great Barrier Reef - it is the world’s largest stretch of coral and incorporates many islands, white sandy beaches, palm fringed sands, and the most extraordinary and complex ecosystem. You can dive or snorkel and most tours to the reef give you the opportunity to do one or the other with fully trained guides to assist you. It is like a dreamland.
Apart from a place to get tours to any of these major attractions, Cairns has tons of places to eat and drink at and you will enjoy your visit to the city. The nightlife in Cairns is also happening, bolstered by the thousands of backpackers who frequent the region so get ready to have some fun when you're visiting. You'll also want to take in some travel videos and experience some of the meseums and possibly a show while you're in Cairns. It's a cultural lovers haven, so be sure to take in as much as you can.
The city of Cairns offers many different choices of hotels and accommodation and you will find one that suits your tastes. Remember to make reservations early and take advantage of any specials that are being offered particularly over the internet. You can get discounts online and you may want to take advantage of any package deals that are being offered. You can try out this online hotel reservation system.
A stunning experience is yours when you visit Cairns. You've picked a great area to visit and you’ll remember your visit to the Great Barrier Reef for ever and ever.