By Chris Alfreds
If you are starting to think about where you would like to go for your next holiday have a serious look at visiting the Cairns Holiday region in Australia. This is one place where all the world’s best natural attractions are clustered together and complemented by top class accommodation.
Cairns lies in Australia’s far north and enjoys a superb tropical climate. Here is a place where tropical rainforests meet the Great Barrier Reef and the result is spectacular. Cairns has a wonderful and colorful history, and its wide streets today, are a product of the necessity for lots of room required to turn around a bullock dray. Earlier last century the city was put on the map by famous American game fishing aficionado, Zane Grey, who visited the region on a regular basis chasing the giant Black Marlin that are still prevalent in the area today. Game Fishing charters are readily available.
There are so many things to do around Cairns that it is nearly impossible to experience them all. A trip to the Great Barrier Reef is essential. There are a number of experienced operators including Sunlover Cruises, Quicksilver Cruises, and Mike Balls dive adventures. Obviously there are many others to choose from including day tours and extended tours in all manner of boats and yachts. Some of these cater for the specialist dive market and some just for a family’s fun day in the sun.
The Daintree rainforest lies just to the north of Cairns and Port Douglas and there are numerous day tours and accommodation options to allow you to visit or stay as long as you like. Take a tour that visits the historical town of Cooktown and returns along the spectacular coastline past Cape Tribulation. Here you will experience some of the world’s most pristine rainforests in one of the few remaining places where they run right to the sea.
Another region that must be seen is the Atherton Tableland. Many Tours run into its rich hinterland to the many places of interest that exist here. This area can also be visited via the Ariel cable car that runs from Cairns to the town of Kuranda. You can take the Skyrail up and return on the conventional railway back which will take you on a spectacular ride past the Barron Falls and return through the rainforest.
Accommodation in Cairns and its surrounding area comes in all shapes and sizes. Here you will find everything ranging from top quality backpacker hostels right through to the most luxurious resorts that you can imagine. In Cairns itself, there is a wide range including a number of resorts and apartments clustered along the Esplanade.
These are within easy walking distance of all the cities amenities. Such places as Breakfree Royal Harbour Resort, Mantra Trilogy, Rydges Esplanade resort, The Sebel Harbour Lights, The Pacific International Hotel, and The Cairns International Hotel are some of the most sought after. Just to the north of Cairns are the resort towns of Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Yorky’s Knob and Port Douglas.
There are some spectacular accommodation options here also including the Sea Temple Palm Cove, Mantra Amphora, The Sebel Beach Club and Sanctuary Resort. Other resorts in the area include Kewarra Beach Resort, Thala Beach resort and the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas. If you are looking more on the budget side try Bohemia resort or Nomads Serpent resort.
Cairns has an international airport and can be accessed from many overseas destinations. There are also many domestic flight options if you want to make Cairns part of a full Australian holiday including some of its other iconic destinations such as Ayers Rock and the Sydney Opera House.
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