Cairns Australian Travel Map

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Cairns is the gateway to Far North Queensland, the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Zoom out on the the Cairns Australian Travel Map to check the distances. There is lots to do: water activities, sightseeing, rafting, fishing and the Cairns Casino.  Cairns City is set on Trinity Inlet, and it is from the Cairns Marina on the Cairns Pier that most of the Great Barrier Reef Trips depart. Much of the best Downtown Cairns Hotel Accommodation is within walking distance of the Marina and the Pier.

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Getting to Cairns

It is a three hour flight from Sydney to Cairns. Direct flights run several times a day from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. If you have time, the Sunlander Rail Journey from Brisbane to Cairns (or the other way around) takes about 32 hours and will require a night on board.

If driving from the south, be aware that the journey will take several days.Zoom out on the Cairns Australian Travel Map and look down the coast for access points to the Great Barrier Reef.

A number of International flights from Asia land into the Cairns International Airport. Look to the north of the city on the Cairns Australian Travel Map for the location of the Cairns Airport.

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Cairns Australian Travel Map

Cairns City and the Casino: Cairns is a city that has grown up from a Regional Centre. It has kept a lot of its small town feel. The Casino is in the downtown area near the Esplanade. Most of the Great Barrier Reef trips and island day tours leave from the Cairns Marina.

Kuranda Train and Skyrail: Cairns has developed along a narrow coastal strip between the Atherton Tableland to the west and the Coral Sea to the east. The escarpment of the Atherton Tableland was a barrier to transport inland for many years until the building of the Kuranda Railway. The Railway no longer transports goods and materials inland, it carries visitors on a scenic ride up the side of the mountain. The return trip can be taken on the Skyrail. Swinging through the canopy of the rainforest as you drop down onto the coastal plain is a great experience.

Palm Cove: Cairns is not built on a beach. To stay in absolute beachfront you will need to look north of the city. Palm Cove is becoming a popular accommodation destination. Zoom out one click and look for it north of the city on the Cairns Australian Travel Map.

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