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Cairns City -- by Far North Queensland Almanac

Cairns City is in the heart of Tropical North Queensland and the primary gateway to Northern Australia.

A modern, sophisticated tropical city, Cairns is an ideal base from which to explore the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest regions.

Essential items to pack include sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, hat, swimwear, camera and a big smile.

Cairns residents are very friendly, and they enjoy treating the tourists who visit the city. There is an extremely relaxed atmosphere about the city, something you won't find anywhere else in Australia, and for that reason it is recommended you leave the following things at home: Suits, ties, attitude and anything that you might associate with seriousness.

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Cairns Accommodation:
Backpackers, Hostels, Holiday Apartments, Hotels and Resorts.

Black and White Taxis:
Black & White Taxis is the sole taxi operator in the Cairns area. The company provides a 24 hour service and offers cars and minibuses (up to 10 seat). Call 131008 in the Cairns area.

Cairns Travel and Sportsfishing:
Booking your holiday in North Queensland couldn't be easier with the friendly team at Cairns Travel and Sportsfishing.

Chalet Swiss BYO Restaurant:
Located centrally in Trinity Beach, Chalet Swiss is the home of authentic Swiss and European cuisine, and fantastic pizzas.

Dundee's Restaurant:
Located on Spence St, Dundee's specialize in the flavour of Australia including crocodile, kangaroo, buffalo, emu, fresh local seafood and sashimi.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park:
Whilst visiting Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef, you can incorporate your visit to Tjapukai with a journey through magnificent rainforest on Skyrail.

Virtual Cairns:
A photographic and 3D computer generated virtual reality tour of the city of Cairns and regional attractions using panorama technology.

Cairns Adventure Sports

Bungy Cairns:
The 50 metre high Cairns Bungy Tower is situated 15km north of the city on the foothills of Saddle Mountain and is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, with panoramic views out to The Great Barrier Reef.

Flying Leap Cable Hang Gliding:
This cable hang gliding ride gives the enthusiast a chance to get the wind in their hair whilst taking in picturesque views of Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the Cairns Harbour and Cairns International Airport.

Hot Air Cairns:
Hot Air takes off daily on the Atherton Tablelands. Your tour includes return coach transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas and a full Aussie tropical Champagne breakfast including Bacon and Eggs and souvenir flight certificate.

Pro Dive Cairns:
Learn to dive courses, one day dive trips, and extended live-aboard cruises, at a range of Great Barrier Reef locations such as Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole and the Coral Sea.

Raging Thunder Adventures:
Enjoy white water rafting, kayaking, hot air ballooning and other adventure activities while staying in Tropical North Queensland.

Skydiving in Cairns and Mission Beach:
You can jump from 8,000 feet, go radical to 10,000, extreme at 12,000 or become a legend on your very first jump at 14,000 feet! Up to 60 seconds of mind-blowing freefall followed by 5 minutes under parachute with a spectacular view below you.

Fishing Around Cairns

Cairns Fishing Tours:
Be it rivers, lakes, estuaries or off-shore reefs, you can experience the thrill of chasing that elusive big one while surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforests or the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Dangle a line with a local guide, and you might just catch the fish of a lifetime.

Catcha-Crab Tours:
Enjoy a half day of crabbing, fishing, dining and cruising aboard a pontoon on the beautiful Trinity Water Habitat. All departures from Marlin Jetty at the Pier.

Fishing Cairns:
The anglers guide to an Australian fishing holiday or charter on the tropical North Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef region of Cairns.

Fly Fishing Adventures:
Not only is the blue water fishing exceptional off Cairns, the surrounding rainforest streams and rivers support a number of fly eating fish. A real favourite being the beautiful jungle perch and barramundi.

Heavy Tackle Black Marlin Fishing:
From September through to December, the largest black marlin in the world - many of them "granders" of over a thousand pounds, migrate to the 150 mile stretch of the Great Barrier Reef between the north eastern coastal city of Cairns and the exclusive five star resort of Lizard Island.

Light Tackle Sport:
The winter months (May to September) are best for targeting Spanish mackerel (king mackerel) and juvenile black marlin (up to 100lbs). The warmer months (October to March) provide good fishing for wahoo, big Spanish mackerel (up to 100lbs), sailfish and black marlin (100 to 250lbs).

Sea Baby IV:
Captain Ross Finlayson and his crewmen target marlin and sailfish using the bait and switch technique, giving the angler the best opportunity to make a cast to a fish that is eager to bite. 12 to 14 wgt rods and quality large capacity reels are favoured, although lighter or heavier tackle may be used depending on the size of the fish, and the angler's skill.

Viking 11 Charters:
The Viking II offers all types of sportfishing charters between Cairns (the Great Barrier Reef) and Port Stephens (near Sydney), specialising in Giant Black Marlin on all tackle between Cairns and Lizard Island.

Tours From Cairns

Big Cat Green Island Cruises:
Part of a protected Marine Park, Green Island is a beautiful coral cay which is readily identified from the air by its emerald rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

Operating since 1986, Heli-Adventures provides scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed rainforests of Tropical North Queensland.

Kangaventure 4WD Safaris:
Kangaventure Safaris use the exciting rugged off road tracks of the World Heritage listed Rainforest in the mountains surrounding Cairns and Kuranda, which has restricted access ensuring a truly quality eco-experience.

Passions of Paradise:
Daily sailings from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef and Upolu Cay, for snorkelling and diving in pristine tropical waters.

Suncoast Safaris:
Day tours to Daintree - Cape Tribulation - Bloomfield Track World Heritage National Park. Departs Cairns 7:20am returning at around 6:30pm.

The Rainforest At Night:
Departing from Cairns, Wildscapes Safaris offer a wildlife viewing experience in the rarely visited nocturnal world of the tropical rainforests of north Queensland, for around AUD$120.00 per person.

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