Things to Do
With so many local attractions and fun things to do in Cairns, you’ll never get bored
Cairns is the heart and soul of the tropics. A city teeming with life, colour and spectacular visual images - from the sweeping majesty of Trinity Inlet to the magnificent rainforest clad mountains - it's the perfect gateway for visitors to explore the wonders of Tropical North Queensland.
The Rydges Cairns Plaza Hotel is one of the finest Great Barrier Reef hotels with easy access to all the attractions and fun things to do in Cairns.
The City of Cairns is the premier regional city in Australia, and the world's safest tropical city. It is located about 1700km from Brisbane and about 2500km from Sydney by road.
A feature of Cairns is the recently completed, award-winning Esplanade Lagoon. The 4,800 square metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers visitors an all-year safe swimming location set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity Inlet.
Residents of the area are also proud to be custodians of two of the world's greatest natural treasures - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests.
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