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About Cairns

Cairns is located in the northern part of Queensland and is the area’s core city. Cairns is located very close to the equator and is completely surrounded by tropical rainforests. With its long Great Barrier Reef, stunning coastline, jewel-like islands, silver-sand beaches and sapphire blue ocean, it is a true tropical holiday destination. While here, you can take a boat out to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and check out the coral life beneath the sea. You can also go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or take a trip in a hot air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of the ancient tropical rainforest. The beautiful scenery on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and inland is sure to come as a pleasant surprise. Once is never enough, when it comes to a visit to Cairns.

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Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef runs along the northeast coast of Australia from the Torres Strait to just below the Tropic of Capricorn. This spectacular marine habitat is one of the world's seven natural wonders and consists of hundreds of coral islands. Most of the reef is underwater and is only exposed at low tide. From the air it resembles a kaleidoscope of dazzling emeralds.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Green Island
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Just 45 minutes across the Coral Sea by fast catamaran from Cairns, Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It takes only over one hour to walk around the Green Island. After arriving at Green Island by boat, you can take a stroll through the rainforest, or go diving or choose to take a glass bottom boat to see the colorful coral reefs under the sea. Water paragliding, helicopter tours and undersea walks are also popular.
Moore Outer Reef
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The Moorish Outer Reef is a barrage reef that is closer to Cairns. The water is very clear and visible. The coral reef is situated on a fine white sand bed on the sea floor. There are a wealth of marine life, where visitors can dive, and there are a variety of hard corals under the surface of the sea facing the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors can also see a variety of small tropical fish swimming between corals to find accommodation. Prey on plankton.

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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
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Small-Group Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour
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Trip Moments

Cairns, Australia, many people come here because of the Great Barrier Reef, few people know the city of the sky, even if it is because of Hayao Miyazaki's movie, but I don't know its true story ~ Keynes has a hidden in the forest The secret castle, here is the reality version of the city of the sky, it is as mysterious as a huge ruin, and the legend about it really makes me move, and it is also the place I think the most important thing for Cairns trip is ~ Paronila Park is named after the owner of the castle, the Spanish man, Jos Paroni, a farmer with a great dream, through his local specialty in Cairns - sugar cane fields After the business became a family, he invested in his dream of growing up and building a castle of his own! Legend is also the real location of the Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki's work "City of the Sky" ~ owner Jose West with his life to create and operate the perfect castle of his dream, as early as the 1930s The castle has already realized the full range of advanced functions such as dances, wedding banquets, cinemas, museums, couples parks, power stations, etc. His wife also provides delicious ice cream for guests attending parties and watching movies. After several natural disasters, the park gradually declined. It was not until 1993 that it was bought and re-managed by American business giants. This lovely park that has been abandoned for many years has finally been reborn. The park has not been rebuilt, but has been repaired on the basis of the original, to the greatest extent remains intact, although it is ruined, but it adds to the beauty of degeneration and mystery.
Posted: 14 Dec 2018