Inhabited for over 40,000 years, Australia – named for the legendary “Terra Australis” or “Southern Land” – is a diverse country, famous for its laid back attitude, unique flora and fauna, and the friendly and welcoming people. Of course, Australia can be a traveler’s favorite because of Sydney and its iconic opera house, but with so many different possible experiences, a visit to Australia is a must for many.
Adventure can be found just about anywhere in Australia, and Cairns can be a perfect place to start. In northern Queensland, Cairns is not only a fantastic destination in its own right with its tropical climate and beautiful beaches, but also a great jumping off point to see the Great Barrier Reef. Home to thousands of species of fish and other marine life, the Great Barrier Reef offers an experience that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. For those looking to stay on dry land, Cairns has plenty to see. Visit Cairns Botanic Gardens or walk along the Esplanade Boardwalk to further explore the city and the coast of Queensland.
But don’t limit yourself to one region! We recommend coming back to visit again to see other states, cities, and destinations that Australia has to offer. For those who have managed to see enough of “Oz,” stay at one of our resorts in New Zealand to explore more of the continent.
- Great Barrier Reef
- Cairns Botanic Garden
- Philips Island Nature Park
- Melbourne Zoo
- National Gallery of Victoria