"Cairns QLD more than a tourist city." Top 5 Page for this destination Cairns by tropicrd
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Hello and welcome to Cairns.
Some people say to use Cairns as a gateway to the Far North but I must disagree with them.
Cairns has so much to offer visitors who don't want to travel to far from the city.
The Northern end of the Cairns Esplanade where you can watch the bird life--it is very peaceful and not many tourists walk up to this end.
The Botanical Gardens are nice but we also have the salt water and fresh water Centenary Lakes--the walks are lovely throughout this area.
If you are interested in Queenslander homes then visit the suburbs of Edge Hill,Whitfield,Parramatta Park.
If you don't want to eat in the hub of the city,try going to "The Edge" for dinner situated at the small village of Edge Hill--also a great place to have lunch or coffee and people watch.
Freshwater creek is a nice place for locals to swim or take a trip within easy reach to the Northern Beaches--Machans,Holloways,Trinity--all have picnic areas and local cafes/fish & chip/and restaurants.
If you want to know about Cairns then don't hesitate to ask me.
The mud flats of Cairns are really unique as when the tide is out you will see mud crabs and other critters along the Esplanade.If you want to see the bird life then mornings and evenings are best.
These free bbq's are situated along the Cairns Esplanade and are looked after by the CCC (city council) they are very popular with tourists and locals.
Best to get there early but if you don't--no worries as people usually share the cooking space with others--all you need to do is ask.
Remember that these bbq areas are alcohol free zones.
- Pros:Tropical lifestyle
- Cons:Extreme heat/humidity during the wet season.
- In a nutshell:More than the gateway to the Far North.
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