Cairns is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site Daintree Rainforest and the alluring Great Barrier Reef. It is also the commencement point for the somber 4WD treks into the vast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula. Cairns largely reckons on the tourism for the travel. For few tourists who come to Cairns for holidays, Cairns basically marks the end of a protracted journey up to the eastern coast and for the others Cairns is just the commencement of the Aussie adventure. Whichever way you are swaying, you are definitely going to encounter convivial nomads.
Old salts asserts Cairns as the city which has traded off its soul. Bars, clubs, restaurants, resorts, guesthouses and stays, are simply hungry for your tourist dollars. With a past life as thrilling as the rollicking goldfields' port, perhaps it has always been like this. Tourists usually find it easy to spend their riches amidst the tropical, holiday vibe of this Queensland city.
The neat CBD of Cairns is far more board shorts than the briefcases despite the fact there is no beach in the town. The plus manicured Boardwalk, Lagoon and Esplanade are all equally loved while the northern beaches, Great Barrier Reef as well as the bottomless bundle of activities is not too distinct.