Cairns is a regional city and Local Government Area located in Queensland, Australia. Cairns' future was secured as it developed into a railhead and major port for the exportation of sugar cane, gold, precious metals and agricultural industries from the surrounding regions. The city has a population of roughly 130,000 and still growing. Cairns is a popular travel destination for tourists because of its many attractions and tropical climate.
Scuba diving is an absolute must do when you come here. There are plenty of spots to do this, however The Great Barrier Reef is just an hour and a half away by boat. That is where you will find the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Beautiful corals and tropical fish wherever you look. This is the perfect stop if you are in town.
For you adrenaline seeking tourist, rafting is another activity that you should not pass up. Enjoy mild to wild river rafting as you make your way through bumps and dips. A great sport for the whole family.