Boasting an infectious energy and a lush tropical setting, Cairns is unashamedly a tourist town. Mostly crowds drive a car hire to visit the Great Barrier Reef, which sits offshore and shapes the city's character. The two million year old Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2900 individual reefs and covers an area of 345,000 square km, with spectacularly colourful coral and amazing sea life. It's one of the world's most popular diving sites and the number of tour/dive/snorkel/cruise operators operating here is mind-boggling. Not enough - Cairns can offer you bungee jumping before breakfast!
Base yourself in Cairns and enjoy all that the area has to offer: From rainforests to beaches; from alfresco dining to great shopping; from water sports and diving to just relaxing.