There are plenty of ways to enjoy the city of Cairns. It is somewhat further out of the way than the capital of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but it is the best place to see the closest natural wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. In the warm weather of Australia’s far north, what is there to do and how can you and the whole family enjoy this city to its fullest potential? Let’s explore the top 3 possibilities for fun things to do on your next visit to Cairns!
We have already mentioned the warm weather. In the middle of summer, it can get sweltering. But where is the best place to cool off? When the natural waters are home to crocodiles and other less than optimal native animals it is a good thing that there is access for all to the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, a man-made lagoon that has everything you need! It has the crystal clear waters as well as beach views, lifeguards and all kinds of thing to do for the kids too! Without the threat of jellyfish, bluebottles and sea lice, Cairns Esplanade lagoon is a great place to lay by the waters edge and read a book while the kids splash about. Perhaps you would like to go for a dip afterwards as well.
There is one clear cut reason why people venture this far north to Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is an amazing and unique sight that draws in tourists and locals alike. There are many ways in which you can explore it yourself, through a tour, a boat trip or even by SCUBA diving if you want to get up close and personal. Although in recent years the reef has declined somewhat the best place to see it is of course in Cairns. The outer reef is the best place for snorkelling and diving so if you want to get up close to the real deal then this is the best option. There is also plenty of accomodation around the area so you will be sure to find somewhere that is best suited to you and your family!
Finally, the next to make the list is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. What better way to complete your journey to Cairns than by exploring our nation’s heritage through this educational and alluring cultural experience. You will be able to experience the culture as the locals display it through the down to earth displays that have been constructed for tourism and educational purposes in this area. Common practices such as bush medicines and the playing of the didgeridoo are touched upon and it is certainly a place for the entire family to enjoy!
When you find yourself on the way to Cairns you should take into account these three amazing prospects that can make your next trip. Do not let the holiday of a lifetime pass you by. See the Great Barrier Reef before it is no more. Make it a memory you will cherish forever!