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About Cairns

Cairns is located in the northern part of Queensland and is the area’s core city. Cairns is located very close to the equator and is completely surrounded by tropical rainforests. With its long Great Barrier Reef, stunning coastline, jewel-like islands, silver-sand beaches and sapphire blue ocean, it is a true tropical holiday destination. While here, you can take a boat out to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and check out the coral life beneath the sea. You can also go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or take a trip in a hot air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of the ancient tropical rainforest. The beautiful scenery on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and inland is sure to come as a pleasant surprise. Once is never enough, when it comes to a visit to Cairns.

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Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef runs along the northeast coast of Australia from the Torres Strait to just below the Tropic of Capricorn. This spectacular marine habitat is one of the world's seven natural wonders and consists of hundreds of coral islands. Most of the reef is underwater and is only exposed at low tide. From the air it resembles a kaleidoscope of dazzling emeralds.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Green Island
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Just 45 minutes across the Coral Sea by fast catamaran from Cairns, Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It takes only over one hour to walk around the Green Island. After arriving at Green Island by boat, you can take a stroll through the rainforest, or go diving or choose to take a glass bottom boat to see the colorful coral reefs under the sea. Water paragliding, helicopter tours and undersea walks are also popular.
Moore Outer Reef
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The Moorish Outer Reef is a barrage reef that is closer to Cairns. The water is very clear and visible. The coral reef is situated on a fine white sand bed on the sea floor. There are a wealth of marine life, where visitors can dive, and there are a variety of hard corals under the surface of the sea facing the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors can also see a variety of small tropical fish swimming between corals to find accommodation. Prey on plankton.

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Its as simple as playing the Cairns Great Barrier Reef: 1 Cairns Great Barrier Reef Aerial Quest Enjoy the outer barrier reef of Cairns, the best way is to overlook the plane! The style is completely different from the barrier reef of the Whitsunday Islands. The unique green island and the bright sand island can see the blue of the Great Barrier Reef even on cloudy days! GSL Cairns' 40-minute air sightseeing flight departs from Cairns Airport. The general flight time is in the morning! Flight route: Overlooking Green Island, Valasoxa Island, Upolulu Island, Arlington Reef, returning along the east coast through Palm Cove to return to Cairns! 2 The Moor Great Barrier Reef Diving Experience has not encountered any special difficulties, because the coach will always be at your side, all you need to do is relax and adjust your breathing! So try it with confidence! Friendly reminder: Be sure to eat seasickness medicine in advance! Be sure to eat seasickness medicine in advance! In addition to helicopters and undersea walks, these four projects are recommended for experience: 1) snorkeling 35 knives/person, 30 minutes snorkeling has no special requirements. You only need to remember to use your mouth when breathing. If there is seawater poured into the goggles or breathing tube, don't panic, adjust your posture, start again, these coaches will teach! 2) SNUBA 69 knives/persons, 30-40 minutes between snorkeling and depth, this activity will no longer wear life jackets, you need to adjust your breathing slowly Slowly sneak into the sea, diving up to 3 meters underwater. You will be assigned an oxygen tube, and the other end of the tube is connected to the oxygen cylinder in the boat. The direction of the tube is controlled by the coach. Wherever he goes, you can go wherever you go! The only thing that needs to be implemented is to adjust the ear pressure Equalizing! The specific method is to pinch the nose and make a jet from the nose, so that there is a force against the pressure of the sea on the ear when the dive falls! The coach requested that every 3 meters drop, Equalizing once! There was a star fish in the Moorish Great Barrier Reef Wally! The ugly look is cute! It is the baby here, especially like to follow our coach, so I met it many times during the diving process! This is a completely different world from the land, wonderful! 3) SCUBA 129 knives/persons, after 30-40 minutes SNUBA experience, the diving cells seem to be awakened, and the courage is also big, so the depth of SCUBA is temporarily reported. It is the kind of sea that carries the oxygen bottle to the sea, but it will still be traveled by the coach. The deepest swim to 8-10 meters, the safety system is still relatively high! Oxygen bottle actually only feels heavy when walking on the land, but there is no feeling after going to the sea. If you have a water-based number, you can swim with your ankles! Looking at this time we took a photo? Nimo Clownfish! Seeing the deity, its really small, but its super cute! The underwater world is really better than you think! Don't fear the unkonwn! Come and experience it! 4) Glass hull start once every hour, there will be a professional crew to take the sea, and then watch the creatures on the bottom from the transparent glass at the bottom of the boat! If you still can't break the worry and can't dive, just leave the boat and the scenery will be discounted! SCUBA and SNUBA experience, the coach will issue a certificate! Still very fulfilling!
Posted: Aug 14, 2019
You must have never passed this tropical rainforest! Through the world's oldest rainforest, explore the Cape of Suffering+Dan Cui Rainforest, experience the beauty of the rainforest in all directions, and finally the delicious ice cream from Daintree! The northern destinations of Cairns are mainly Dain Couture National Park and Port Douglas. The entire national park is composed of Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Dan Cui Rainforest National Park, along with the Great Barrier Reef, is listed on the World Natural Heritage List. Most of the area is surrounded by the world's oldest rainforest. It is home to 1/3 of Australia's frogs and about 430 species of birds. There are 13 homes that are not found in other parts of the world! 1Mossman Gorge This is the entrance to the Daintree Rainforest National Park, a World Heritage area in a hot and humid area, an ecological evolutionary history of the Earth, coming soon Expand. Dan Cui Rainforest lived a long time ago as an indigenous people. They are the Kukuya Ranji people, meaning "I am from the rainforest". In 1940 they were transferred to the Mosman region and became the real Owner! Roller, strangulation, parasitic epiphytes, dripping tips, old stems and spring, the five wonders of the rainforest can be seen everywhere! The hike in the Canyon is relatively easy, and the Mossman Canyon Visitor Center can also enjoy milk tea and sikang, which is a favorite of the locals! 2Daintree River Dentree River You can take a boat to enjoy the birds, plants and crocodiles riverbanks on both sides of the river are green and dense mangroves, densely rooted trees Intertwined, trying to compete for the space of life and working hard to breed The captains here are particularly powerful, every time you can catch yourself to disguise yourself to the "crocodile" you can't find! This crocodile must be hungry, always with a big mouth, ready to hunt food at any time! 3 suffering corner Cape Tribulation This is where the British navigator James Cook discovered Australia! In 1770, the British royal family self-helped his expedition from the Pacific Ocean to Tahiti. As his fleet passed through this area, the hull hit the reef and suffered serious damage. Eventually Cook's fleet successfully passed through the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. After crossing the Torres Strait between Australia and New Guinea, he immediately mapped the coastline of Australia. Cook claimed to own Australia in the name of the United Kingdom. At the time, the old name of New Holland was no longer used! After suffering and regaining new life, this horn is named as the corner of suffering and also translated as the test corner! Hiking in the tropical lowland rainforest in Cape Tribulation, as if returning to the scene of Captain Cooks landing for hundreds of years, the old vines still stand out, and the outside world has changed its appearance... / Hh/4 is an indispensable tea break in the rainforest park than Gelato's delicious rainforest ice cream Daintree Ice Cream Company. It is also an indispensable tea break in a day's journey. It is quite lively! The four most popular ice cream flavors here: coconut, mango, Daisy plum, acacia seeds! Finally selected mango, Daisy plum, acacia seeds, the best is the taste of acacia seeds, with the taste of cocoa chocolate! Handmade and Italian Gelato are comparable! All the Italian tourists present were eating! North Queensland's most elite rainforest walks are here!
Posted: Aug 20, 2019
What is the feeling of being chased by the Great Barrier Reef and being chased by a fish bigger than yourself? From Hamilton Island to the Great Barrier Reef platform, whether it is an airplane to go back to the ship or a ship to fly back, there are 2 hours of free time on the Great Barrier Reef platform. This time can be arranged by yourself. There are three options to choose from, snorkeling (free), semi-submarine experience (free), deep dive (own expense) glass bottom boat: we found many people in the boat Line up to the dive boat, and ask for free, you will follow the boat directly. The warehouse is actually like a submarine. You can see the coral reefs and fishes outside when you sit in the cabin. The boat will open a distance and also have a The explainer explained to us. The whole journey takes about 30 minutes, and there will be a trip every hour, so even if you miss it, it doesn't matter. Wait for the next one. Snorkeling and deep dive are actually in one area, which is about 50 meters around the platform. Although August was still the winter of the Great Barrier Reef, the temperature of the sea was not particularly high, but wearing the diving suit prepared on board, the water did not feel particularly cold, but I was the first time to snorkel and also wear diving suits. In addition to the gopro that I bring, basically all the diving equipment is on board. If you are diving, this is also the case. When we snorkel, we can even photograph them directly. There are a lot of fish around the boat. There are staff on the boat who take pictures with professional underwater photography equipment, then return to the boat, and you can choose your own satisfactory photos in the iPad. Under the water, the photographer will take a photo of you and the big fish, and it feels great.
Posted: Oct 6, 2019

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I recommended Moore Outer Reef, Palm Cove, Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Atherton Tablelands, Daintree National Park.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Cairns: Corea Corea, Matsuri, Caffiend, Re: Hab Cafe, Bang and Grind.
Here are the best places to visit in Cairns, including: Heart Reef, Moore Outer Reef, Cairns Aquarium, Palm Cove, Fitzroy Island. is part of Group Limited, one of the world's leading providers of travel services.
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