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Cairns Travel Guide, Australia

Cairns Travel Guide: General Information

Cairns is no Sydney or Canberra, but it is still an important tourism hub of Australia. A natural paradise surrounded by unique physical features like coral reef, cays, lakes, tropical rainforests and waterfalls, etc. Cairns gives easy access to various tourist attractions/destinations in Far North Queensland. Cairns promises enough scope for night-time entertainment and shopping. Here is your Cairns travel guide that will help you know the city better.

Cairns has a tropical climate – hot and humid. You may not particularly love this feature, but the most enticing fact about Cairns travel is that you are bound to find greenery around no matter which part of the year you choose for touring Cairns and its surrounding region.

Cairns Travel Guide: Architecture

Speaking of Cairns’ architecture and city-planning, it has to be admitted that here the city-planning has been done without violating the picturesque beauty of its setting and natural world. It is not high-rises that characterize the city; instead, it is the green patches that make the city remarkable.

Cairns Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure

Cairns is the economic hub of the Far North Queensland region. Like in earlier times, sugar-cane farming continues to be a key contributor of local economy. (The surrounding areas have many sugar mills). Besides, various other businesses and shopping centers play considerable roles. Various government departments and corporate houses also have their regional offices in Cairns.

Everything said and done, it needs to be underlined that tourism is the driving force of Cairns’ economy. In fact, Cairns features among the list of top five tourist destinations in Australia and attracts huge numbers of international tourists every year.

Cairns also has a very effective tourism infrastructure – be it in terms of accommodation or connectivity. The city has a number of hotels, resorts and backpacker’s hostels and you are sure to find one that fits into your budget.

Cairns is a major transportation hub and has an international airport. A network of highways connects the city to other parts of the state/country. Long-distance coaches are available for out-of-the-city trips. Buses, minibuses, cabs and taxis are available for local travel. A major railway terminus, Cairns is served by different divisions of Queensland Railways. Besides, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the narrow gauge cane railway also have their services. The Cairns Seaport also allows entry/exit via water.

Cairns Travel Guide: People and Culture

Cairns, like other Australian cities, is a multicultural city, where people speak different languages like Chinese, Italian and Japanese apart from English. Christianity (Roman Catholicism) is the religion followed by the majority, but you will also come across followers of Tibetan Buddhism.

Cairns travel means a very pleasurable experience. Actually, the people of Cairns are cultured in every sense of the word – very hospitable and friendly and respectable.

Speaking of the cultural inclinations of the Cairns-people, it must be admitted that they patronize different art forms and passionately engage in making sculptures as well as painting and singing. Cairns’ pottery is famous world-wide. Cairns residents have also made significant contributions in the field of literature.

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  • WazlingNo beach vacations
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you are looking for a beach vacation, Cairns isnt the right place, because thereĀ“s no beach close to the city, neither you can walk there. But nevertheless, the city is a nice city and very popular among backpackers. Only for them a...
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