About Cairns


The Cairns region is renowned as a premier tourist destination. It’s one of the few places in the world where the rainforest literally meets the reef. There is so much to do in Cairns and its surrounds.

We suggest booking a tour with Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters to explore this beautiful part of the world and visit our other wildlife nature parks: Rainforestation Nature Park and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, both located in Kuranda, and the Wildlife Habitat, located in Port Douglas.

To help you plan activities during your stay, we have provided weather and other information that you might find useful:

Airport to Cairns: 10 minutes / 7km.

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Banks are generally open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
ATMs are available 24 hours / 7 days.
General shopping centre hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday; 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday, although some centres are open later on Thursday evenings.
Independent shops are often closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, with most shops closed on Public Holidays.

Stretching 2.5km along the foreshore of the Cairns CBD, the Esplanade has bike and foot paths, as well as children’s playgrounds, a skateboard park, volleyball courts, exercise areas, barbeques and the Cairns Lagoon.

Cairns is located on the north east coast of Queensland; a two-hour flight from Brisbane, or a three-hour flight from Sydney and Melbourne.

Located at the southern end of the Esplanade, this is the primary departure point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef.

Spring / Summer (September – March)
Daytime 31°C / Evening 28°C

Autumn / Winter (April – August)
Daytime 28°C / Evening 21°C