Thanks to a $55 million terminal upgrade, Cairn's bright and breezy terminal instantly connects visitors with Tropical North Queensland.
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There's plenty to do in Cairns above and below the water.
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.
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.