Cairns Australia

The Perfect Holiday Destination!

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Hi, I'm Fiona and welcome to my website: What About Cairns Australia.

I want to tell you why, over all the beautiful places in Australia, I chose Cairns!

I've traveled extensively throughout Australia and the world and decided to settle down here.

That was 20 years ago.

Much has changed over that time, but it still retains its beauty. It also has that tropical island vacation feeling!

Sit back, relax and let me take you to some of the best places our lovely city and district has to offer.

I'll show you…

Relaxing at Cairns Lagoon
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Where to stay.

Where to eat.

What to do.

Where to shop.

Getting around.

And, what the locals do for fun, plus a few secrets that only the locals know.....

I'll even give you a bit of Cairns history!

We live in a tropical paradise in Far North Queensland where two world heritage areas meet...the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Its cosmopolitan atmosphere attracts visitors from all over the world and they just keep coming back.

There's so much to see and do!

Early morning at Cairns Lagoon
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Scuba Diving holidays on the Great Barrier Reef Australia, island hopping, or fishing are just some of the activities our great city provides.

Why not try swimming in a cool, freshwater stream below a stunning waterfall? The city and our beautiful surrounding district have so many. The hardest thing you'll find, is which one should you go to first?

Play some golf or just improve your golf swing on the world renowned golf courses.

Wander along the walking tracks and boardwalks through the rainforest.

Learn about the Australian Aborigine people and their culture, or buy some Aboriginal art.

Visit the quaint little villages and towns close by.

Clifton Beach
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Accommodation ranges from luxury beach front resorts to budget hostels  and backpackers. For something really special, there's some gorgeous bed and breakfast options. You can rent a private house or even house sit for your holiday.

Home stay is becoming really popular with many single travelers. This is where you can stay with a local family and experience all that our beautiful region has to offer.

Our area is pretty popular with the grey nomads and those who just want to take the family caravaning or camping.

Jog along The Esplanade
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The weather in Cairns has a comfortable tropical climate which is perfect for outdoor enjoyment.

Winter, between June to October is beautiful one day and perfect the next. It's a period of balmy temperatures and low rainfall, with an average temperature around 26 degrees Celsius during the day.

Summer is what we call the Wet Season and you can almost see the plants grow before your very eyes! You might be lucky enough to see a tropical storm while you're here. They can be pretty spectacular. It's more humid, with an average daytime temperature around 32 degrees.

The physical beauty of the whole region is spectacular and each area has its own unique attractions.

Cairns Australia is only the beginning of a magical holiday.

So why not come and join us?

Dusk at Cairns Lagoon
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Top restaurants in Cairns. Guide to Cairns restaurants, coffee shops and cafes.
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You have a coffee addiction? What can you do about it in Cairns?
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Jamaican Blue Coffee in Cairns Central is the best coffee I've had, ever!
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You have a shopping addiction? I'll help you satisfy it.
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Australian beer. Facts about our famous and not so famous beers
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Australian Currency. Everything about Australian dollars and cents
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Great Barrier Reef Australia. Guide to and history of Great Barrier Reef
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Our story about Cairns Australia. How we ended up writing about it on a website.
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