A Vacation to Cairns and it’s Highlands

If you are starting to think about where you would like to go for your next vacation give some serious thought about visiting Cairns in Australia. This is one vacation spot where all the world’s best natural attractions are grouped together and complemented by top class hotels and resorts.

There are so many things to do in Cairns that it is nearly impossible to do them all. A tour to the Great Barrier Reef should be at the top of your list. There are a number of experienced operators including Quicksilver Cruises, Ocean Spirit, and Deep Sea Divers Den. Obviously there are many others to choose from including day trips and overnight tours in all sizes of boats and yachts. Some of these cater for the specialist dive market and some just for a family’s fun day in the sun.

The world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest is situated a short drive north of Cairns and Port Douglas and there are lots of day tours and hotel options to allow you to visit or stay as long as you like. You could take a tour that visits the fronteir town of Cooktown and comes home along the Bloomfield track past Cape Tribulation. Here you will get to see some of Australia’s most pristine rainforests in one of the few remaining places where they run right to the sea.

Another area that must be seen is the Atherton Tableland. Many tours run into its rich hinterland to the many places of interest that exist there. This area can also be experienced via the Skyrail cable car that runs from Cairns to the sleepy mountain village of Kuranda. You can take the Skyrail up and return on the Scenic railway, which will take you on a spectacular ride past the Barron Falls and through some spectacular rainforest.|Paronella Park was recently voted as Queensland’s best tourist attraction – even if I do not agree with that, as I think that places like the Whitsundays or the Great Barrier Reef are much better, it is still a pretty interesting and magical place. With only a few helpers, José Paronella constructed the buildings after catalan models, as well as a pond and a dancehall. He planted more than 800 trees, built tunnels and a cottage. He also built a hydroelectric power station to harvest the power of the Mena Creek Falls, and this also gave power to the town of Mena Creek. In 1938 he opened the gardens for the public, he screened movies and gave parties in the ball room.

Paronella Park was recently ranked as Queensland’s best tourist attraction – even if I do not agree with that, as I think that places such as Fraser Island or Cape Tribulation are much better, it is still a pretty interesting and inspiring place. With only a few helpers, José Paronella constructed the buildings after catalan models, as well as a pond and a dancehall. He planted more than 900 trees, built tunnels and a cottage. He also built a hydroelectric power station to use the power of the Mena Creek Falls, and this also gave power to the town of Mena Creek. In 1938 he opened the place for the public, he showed movies and hosted parties in the ball room.

Accommodation in Cairns and its suburbs comes in all shapes and sizes. Here you will find everything ranging from top quality caravan parks right through to the most luxurious resorts that you can picture. In Cairns itself, there is a wide range of options including a few resorts and hotels situated along the Esplanade.

These are within a short distance of all the cities sights. Such places as The Pacific International Hotel and The Cairns International Hotel are some of the most sought after. Just to the north of Cairns are the resort towns of Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach and Holloways Beach.

Cairns is now also being recognised as a Top Class Charter Destination, with Cairns Charters being a very popular way of seeing the aerea.

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