Cairns city is in the heart of the Tropical
North and is the primary gateway to Northern
Australia. A modern, sophisticated city,
it is an ideal base to explore the wider
region with front door access to the Great
Barrier Reef, rainforest and outback. The
Cairns International Airport is located
only several minutes drive north of the
city centre which contains a host of international
standard restaurants, boutique shopping,
modern art galleries classy nightclubs and
good waterfront facilities. Cairns is a
popular port of entry for foreign yacths.
The fishing of the coast of Cairns and Port
Douglas is highly rated as one of Australia's
and the world's premiere fishing holiday
destinations. These fishing grounds offer
an exciting and incredibly diverse variety
of species that is unrivalled anywhere else
in the world.
The Tully River has 45 rapids over an action-packed
five hour white-water adventure in remote
World Heritage Rainforest. Rapids include
the unforgettable "Alarm Clock",
"Stair Case" and the dramatic
"Theatre". All safety equipment
is provided including life jacket, helmet
and spray jacket.
With 20 different reef habitats, Undersea
World Aquarium will show you a world that
you didn't know existed. Magnificent sharks,
stingrays, cods, giant maori wrasse, moray
eels, stonefish, sea-horse, clams, corals,
colourful tropical fish and so much more.
You can aquaint yourself with all the amazing
marine-life of Australia's Great Barrier
Reef without getting wet!
The Pier Marketplace
The Pier is located at The Marlin Marina
where all boats head out to the Reef and
Islands. This shopping centre has around
100 retailers and numerous bars, cafes,
a foodcourt and is incorporated in the Radisson
Cairns Central is next to the Cairns Railway
Station and has 180 specialty stores and
major department stores including Myer.
There is a cinema complex and foodcourt
as well as 2 supermarkets and a variety