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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Don't leave Cairns without visiting these 6 locations

Thinking about booking a trip away? Home to lush tropical scenery, Cairns is a popular tourist destination—and for good reason! To make your trip to this iconic northern Queensland region that little bit easier, we've found some of the top tourist attractions you can't afford to miss! From picture-perfect coastlines to dense rainforests and tropical wildlife, there's something for everyone to enjoy here. So what are you waiting for? Get reading and start planning your trip to Cairns today! Need somewhere to stay? We've even included some great accommodation below.

Visit a Cairns cafe before heading off to explore the local area!


Coffee 21

For a great cafe environment in the heart of Cairns, make sure you visit the welcoming staff at Coffee 21. Home to a range of tasty meals, you are bound to find something to satisfy your tastebuds here. Serving up made-to-order breakfasts such as eggs Benedict, as well as an assortment of sandwiches, paninis and wraps for lunch, you’ll love the choice at this Cairns cafe. Pair your chosen meal with a cup of the finest Genovese Coffee and you’ll be set for the rest of your day. Visit the friendly team at Coffee 21 today!
Where: 21 Lake St Cairns City QLD


Check out these 6 Cairns attractions, which are sure to impress!


Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway - stock image
Kuranda Scenic Railway – stock image

Running from Cairns through a World Heritage-Listed rainforest to the nearby town of Kuranda, this attraction provides a unique experience to all who board the train. Along the journey, you’ll witness beautiful waterfalls, epic mountains and lush greenery.


Palm Cove

Palm Cove - stock image
Palm Cove – stock image

Located 27-kilometres north of Cairns, Palm Cove is a must-see spot while visiting the area. Named after the palm trees that run alongside the beach, you can relax on the white sand, as you listen to the sound of the crystal clear water rolling onto the shore.


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - stock image
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – stock image

Witness Cairns’ breathtaking scenery in a way like no other on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Travelling 7.5-kilometres through the Barron Gorge National Park, this is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy!


Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest - stock image
Daintree Rainforest – stock image

If you’re one for getting lost in the wildreness, be sure to visit the Daintree Rainforest. This location is rich in Aboriginal history, as well as home to a range of beautiful flora and fauna, waterfalls and fantastic lookout points!


Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns Tropical Zoo is home to many Koalas - stock image
Cairns Tropical Zoo is home to many Koalas – stock image

If you’re keen to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s most popular native wildlife, we suggest visiting Cairns Tropical Zoo. Home to alligators, koalas, crocodiles and much more, you’re bound to love your time at this educational zoo.


Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef - stock image
Great Barrier Reef – stock image

You simply cannot leave Cairns until you’ve witnessed the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Thriving with life, whether you choose to explore this epic reef by boat, helicopter, or simply by snorkelling, you’ll be left nothing but impressed by the magnificent sights this location provides!


Do you need somewhere to stay while visiting Cairns? We’ve found the perfect accommodation for you!


Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel

If you’re searching for a premium location to relax while visiting the gorgeous city of Cairns, be sure to reserve a room at the ever-popular Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel. Home to fully self-contained one-bedroom apartments, this is the ideal spot to treat your loved one to a romantic trip away. Here you can enjoy in-room luxuries such as a private shaded balcony, air-conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as comfortable beds and fresh linen. Outside your room, take advantage of the Mediterranean pool, which is heated in the winter, as well as the beautiful courtyard and rooftop sun deck. For more information about the accommodation at Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel, call the staff today.
Where: 62 Abbott St Cairns City QLD 4870


WHERE DO YOU VISIT?

Are you a regular visitor the Cairns? We’d love to know what attractions you love! Tell us about them in the comments below!


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