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When you’re in the city of Cairns, the islands, rainforest and reef of tropical North Queensland are never too far away. Take the opportunity and snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, a remarkable diving site filled with vibrant coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and browse the restaurants, shops and bars. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you white-water raft down the nearby rivers and take in the natural beauty as you travel to the butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda. Don’t miss a day trip to the magical Daintree Rainforest, considered the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
The tropical North Queensland is home to an intoxicating array of tropical fruits, tea and coffee plantations and fruit wineries, all complimented by some of the freshest seafood around. A variety of microclimates means a virtual year round supply of exotic and tropical fruits, most of which you'll find on sale right in the heart of Cairns at Rusty's Markets. Look for papaya, longans, jackfruit, rambutan, ducasse, mangosteen, durian and lychees.
For recent trends and fashion, head to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, home to over 180 specialty stores. Another popular shopping mecca is DFO Cairns featuring over 100 leading brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Guess, Fila, Quiksilver, Sketchers and Colorado; all up to 70% off original retail prices.
The local currency used in Adelaide is the Australian dollar (AUD). Credit cards are widely accepted. And you can use your ATM card at banks around the country as long as your card is connected to the international banking network. Traveller’s cheques are also accepted.
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.