People have been flocking to Cairns in search of treasure since the first gold rush. However, today prospectors come to mine the abundance of natural and environmental treasures that surround the city. With the tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in close proximity, Cairns attracts a young and intrepid crowd that adds to the vibrancy of this lively and welcoming city.

Facts

Population

130.000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Generally stores & shopping mall are opened 7 days a week, late night shopping on a Thursday night until 9 pm. Sunday from 4–5 pm. Closed only Christmas Day.

Newspapers

The Cairns Post The Cairns Sun

Tourist information

Cairns & Tropical North Visitor Information Centre 51 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870 Open 7 days from 8.30 am–6.30 pm. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Years Day. +61 7 4051 3588

Travel to Cairns

Book your flights to Cairns with Etihad Airways and start packing for a journey to a magical place. Due to the tropical climate, the popularity of Cairns soars high among travellers who seek aquatic activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, white water rafting and more. Wildlife enthusiasts will love to participate in animal and bird watching or taking a walk through the rainforests.

Top 5 Things To Do in Cairns

  • Be enchanted by the vast stretches of greenery below as you travel into the heart of the rainforests on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Head towards the Cairns Museum to discover how the area developed into a cosmopolitan city and treat yourself to souvenirs or historical books
  • If you are an early bird, take a hot air balloon and witness the spectacular view of the sunrise and get a panoramic view of the Tropical Far North Queensland
  • Take a magical journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway as it meanders through the rainforests, precipitous ravines, and charming waterfalls
  • Build up your excitement as you watch the stingers from close quarters with the required safety precautions

Plan Your Cairns Holiday

The best time to visit Cairns is during its winter months from June to August when temperatures are cooler and humidity is low. The rainforests and waterfalls are magnificent during the monsoon season which arrives in December and lasts until February. Or you can explore the Great Barrier Reef teeming with life during summer; October – November.

Finding flight deals to Cairns is quick and easy with Etihad’s popular deals. You can enjoy a fulfilling holiday without any hassle if you book your tickets to Cairns in advance. You can find cheap hotels in Cairns between November and May, during the off-season.

Etihad Offices in Australia

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