The best tips for travelling to Cairns!

Cairns, a popular tourist destination

First of all, Cairns is located in Queensland, northeastern Australia. It is a small city that will allow you to easily move on foot or by bike. You can practice thousands of water and land activities as the city focuses especially on tourists. Next, we give you some useful tips for travelling to Cairns.

Certainly, in this article, we talk about weather, transport, events and parties, places to visit, among others. We think that all this information will be useful when organizing your trip.

Activities

We recommend you visit the hippie town of Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands region, The Daintree Rainforest or The Cape Tribulation. On the other hand, you can opt for a relaxing day and go to the beaches of northern Cairns. In addition, there are a lot of adventure activities you can practice: rafting on the Tully River; Bungee jumping; take the Sky Rail; dive in the Great Barrier Reef; etc.

Weather

Cairns is lucky to have a warm tropical climate. Temperatures are pleasant throughout the year (between 23°C and 31°C).

The wettest season takes place between November and May. We can consider that it is the worst time due to the humidity. Instead, the drier season starts at the end of April until the end of October.

Transport

It is very important to mention that Cairns is a very small city so you can go almost everywhere on foot or by bicycle. In case you want to visit the surroundings, one option is to go by bus although we advise you to rent a vehicle.

Areas to visit

One of the most frequent fears when we travel is unconsciously going through “dangerous areas“. For this reason, we want to named the safest areas of Cairns and the neighborhoods you could avoid.

On the one hand, we encourage you to visit: Edge Hill, Redlynch, Cairns North and Cairns City. On the other hand, we recommend you to avoid areas like North Point, Yorkeys or Holloways.

Events and parties

Feel free to attend some of the most important festivals in Cairns. Among them, the Cairns Festival, a regional cultural festival, and the Port Douglas Carnivale stand out.

Finally, we believe it is important to know and investigate the place before travelling. For this reason, we have wanted to give you a minimum of tips for travelling to Cairns.

Please, note that you must get Tax File Number Australia before starting your trip. If you don’t know how to apply for a TFN, fill out the TFN online form.