"Cairns - gateway to Far North Queensland" Top 5 Page for this destination Cairns by sue_stone
Cairns Travel Guide: 889 reviews and 2,378 photos
I need to confess something up front - I am not that keen on Cairns. It is a bit touristy for me. But that said, some of the places surrounding Cairns are great!
Cairns is a good base for exploring Far North Queensland - you are a short boat ride from Green Island and the Low Isles, Yorkeys Knob and Palm Cove are just up the beach. And not forgetting my fav place in the area, Port Douglas, which is only an hour's drive north. A little further north you can check out Mossman Gorge and the Daintree.
My advice is to think of Cairns as a gateway, not a destination.
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