It might not have any international tourists, but Australia's adventure capital still has plenty of international flavour.
It's wet and it's wild and if you like dramatic weather and no crowds - this summer is possibly the best time to explore Far North Queensland.
Get a boat to the reef, dive or snorkel the sites and learn about Aboriginal culture from Indigenous onboard rangers.
An overnight train trip to Brisbane is reminiscent of a business class flight.
This new hotel offers Cairns something just a little bit different.
Stay dry while encountering a staggering 15,000 aquatic animals, fish, plants and other organisms.
The Great Barrier Reef's sweet spot offers crystal-clear and bath-water warm water, and a sky cerulean and unencumbered by clouds.
Finding accommodation for a large group of varied ages calls for considerable planning.
Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing; Cairns is perfect for lovers of clear, blue waters as the Great Barrier Reef is on its doorstep. With an artificial lagoon, plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, this place has the trappings of a buzzing tropical holiday. For some downtime; escape to the Daintree Rainforest, take a dip at Babinda Boulders and learn about Aboriginal legends.