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Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns is popular for its own attractions and proximity to nearby parks.

Cairns boasts a warm tropical climate. The dry season occurs between April and November and a wet season with tropical monsoons occurs between November and March.

Natural World
The city is surrounded by farms, including sugar cane, banana and other tropical fruits.

The Great Barrier Reef is only 90 minutes away.

Tropical Tablelands is where you can swim in picturesque crater lakes.

Barron Gorge National Park is about 20 kilometers northwest of Cairns. Rugged mountains, ravines, tumbling waterfalls, magnificent rainforest, rich and varied wildlife, easy access and a fascinating history make this one of Queensland’s most popular national parks.

The Daintree National Park is about 130 kilometers north of town, is popular among travelers seeking a tropical rainforest.

Tourism Sector
Tourism plays a major part in the Cairns economy. After Sydney and the Gold Coast, Cairns is Australia’s most popular tourist destination.

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Recommended Listening
Bumma Bippera Media 98.7FM is the first and only Indigenous radio service in Cairns.


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