Cairns is regarded by most as a tropical paradise nestled on the coast of Tropical North Queensland, the city of Cairns is located 400km from the northernest part of Queensland, it lies between the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea and the Atherton Tableland to the west. Cairns is home to more than 140,000 people and is the 16th largest city in Australia. Millions of people all over Australia and the world visit Cairns each year for its tourism attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest.

Cairns has something for everyone to enjoy … adrenaline-charged adventures like diving, white water rafting and bungy jumping or more relaxed activities like birdwatching, hiking and enjoying one of the many top class gourmet restaurants. Cairns offers world class accommodation choices – from five star resorts and hotels to budget family apartments, combine this with year long temperate weather, sunny skies and sea breezes and you have the essense of paradise with all the modern comforts.

Where to stay

Reef Casino
The Reef Casino is an Internationally operated Casino featuring beautiful architecture and interior design to wow the senses. On the casino rooftop you can find the Cairns Rainforest Dome, an impressive all weather wildlife exhibit which is considered by many to be a mini rainforest tour. Situated right in the heart of Cairns, approximately 60 species of animals are able to wander and fly freely throughout the Rainforest Dome that emulates their natural environment. The Casino lobby often displays the work of prominent artists. The casino is a must see attraction.

Cairns Convention Centre
Another new addition to Cairns, the Convention Centre is the venue to national and international performing artists. It is also the home of the Cairns Taipans, our national basketball league team. The design of this building is once again a highlight to Cairns, its unique shell-like design incorporates into the Tropical theme of Cairns. It boasts state of the art facilities, for small conferences under 100 to large conventions for over 3000.

Cairns Civic Theatre
The Cairns Civic Theatre is owned and operated by the Cairns City Council, and it has been presenting some of the best arts and entertainment available in Australia, since it was opened in 1974. More than 100 shows are presented at the theatre each year, ranging from local amateur shows to national and international touring extravaganzas. Whether your interest is in comedy, dance, drama, circus or another form of live entertainment, the chances are you can see it at the Cairns Civic Theatre.