|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£358|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£346|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£441|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£490|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£300|
Located in the heart one of the most spectacular regions in the world, it is no surprise that tourists are flocking to Cairns for holidays. Whilst the city itself is has a lot to offer visitors, what really draws people to Cairns are its breathtaking surroundings. With lush tropical rainforest meeting the world famous Great Barrier Reef, this destination is an unforgettable experience.
The best time for a holiday in Cairns is during the dry season (April - October), however Cairns can be enjoyed all year round. The wet season (December - March) can offer some great snorkelling opportunities, as well as off peak prices. During the wet season, Cairns can experience high levels of humidity, floods and cyclones. The dry season is slightly cooler than the wet season and significantly less humid. The time zone is GMT+10. Cairns can be reached in a conventional vehicle, by bus and by plane. The city itself is relatively easy to negotiate by foot but taxis and buses are also an option. To explore the region, hiring a car is highly recommended, or book on one of the many tours.
No trip to Cairns would be complete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. This can be done in a variety of ways including reef walks, snorkelling, glass bottomed boats and diving. Towering above the rainforest canopy, the Kuranda skyrail provides an awe inspiring view of the region. Be sure to sample a crocodile pie when you arrive in Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. If Gourmet food is your thing, the Atherton Tablelands is the place to be. The Daintree rainforest is well worth the trip from Cairns, offering sightings of the elusive cassowary and estuary crocodiles. After a hard day's sightseeing, the man made lagoon on the esplanade is a great way to cool down.