Cairns

Welcome to Paradise – Tropical North Queensland. Whether it's an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience. The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.

Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoor lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature.

Refine your senses with an exotic getaway to an absolute beachfront tropical hideaway where every day is all about you. Indulge in beachfront dining, decadent day spas and tropical resorts to uncover Palm Cove or journey through the natural wilderness to the top of Australia and discover the landscapes of Cooktown, Cape York and follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history.

Trains that take you there

Connecting Queensland the new way. The Spirit of Queensland travels from Brisbane to Cairns and return four times a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach.
RouteRoute:Brisbane to Cairns
DurationDuration:25 hrs
Take a journey through the world heritage-listed rainforest. Kuranda Scenic Railway travels from Cairns to Kuranda twice daily.
RouteRoute:Cairns to Kuranda
DurationDuration:1 hr 45 mins
  
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</div><div class="col-md-8" style="background-color: #e6f2ff; padding-bottom: .5em; margin-bottom: 1em;">Leap from Cairns into the World Heritage wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Relax in the resorts of Port Douglas and Mission Beach or on Lizard Island. Take the old railway to Kuranda, or follow the Great Tropical Drive to white water rivers and the Atherton Tablelands. Head north to Cape Tribulation or take the Savannah Way for an outback journey. <br /><br/>
Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do’s within the region.
Let the charm of Port Douglas’ boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region that is adventurous by nature.
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