Cairns, gateway to Tropical North Queensland, is a superb holiday spot for those wanting to experience the Great Barrier Reef and ancient Daintree Rainforest. From Cairns you can join a whole host of brilliant day trips or longer tours including reef cruises, rainforest walks, wildlife watching adventures, bird spotting excursions and scenic railway jaunts.

The city itself has a friendly laidback feel and locals live the outdoors lifestyle, enjoying al fresco cafes and restaurants and a lovely Esplanade lagoon. Popular pastimes include cruising the marina, sampling local produce at a farmers’ market, bike riding, browsing the galleries and enjoying the Botanic Gardens. By night, the town comes to life with party people hitting popular bars and dancefloors.

It is a compact city with reef, rainforest and outback experiences on the doorstep. The International and Domestic airports are only a 10 minute drive from the city centre so Cairns is an ideal entry point for a Tropical North adventure.