Cairns is the adventure capital of Australia and known as the gateway to the to the Great Barrier Reef, and the Daintree National Park.
But the most popular reason for anyone visiting this region is of course the Great Barrier Reef. One of the seven natural wonders of the world. Stretching an amazing 2300 km or 1429 miles from top of Cape York Peninsula in the North of Queensland to all the way down south to Bundaberg Southern Queensland.
Being the largest coral reef system in the world able to be seen from space and made up with almost 3000 individual reefs. Makes it a diver’s and snorkelers playground.
With so many ways to see the reef you can take a one day tour, overnight liveaboard or even try an amazing dive course. If you want to spot turtles we highly recommend Green island, Fitzroy island and Franklands island. Really great way to see nature at its best.
With other Great trips departing Cairns such as Atherton tablelands waterfalls, Cape Tribulation rainforest tours, white water rafting, Kuranda Skyrail and scenic train. You can easily spend endless days enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of Cairns or jump in and and get your adrenalin on.