Also referred to as the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is one of the most popular destinations in Queensland. It is a haven for those looking to indulge in snorkeling, diving and sailing. The colorful, teeming with life, Great Barrier Reef is the major attraction here and even if you cannot swim, a cruise in a glass bottomed boat will let you observe it up, close and personal. There are several other things to do and places to see here, such as taking the Kuranda Scenic Railway that runs from Cairns to Kuranda, through some of the most beautiful scenery even imaginable. The Cairns Tropical Zoo is also a must visit, especially if you are traveling with kids. Let them have a chance of petting those adorable koala bears. Make time to visit Fitzroy Island, a few kilometres away from cairns, for a dip into the clearest azure blue water you thought possible!
Make sure your accommodation has been booked beforehand so that you can avoid last minute hassles. There are several resorts and hotels in Cairns, which can be the best place for you to ensure a comfortable sojourn. Hotel Cairns Harbour Lights is a hotel in Cairns located in the city centre, offering state of the art amenities and seamless services. Mantra Esplanade is also a good option if you like palm shades avenues and cozy rooms. Who doesn’t?