It’s a place you would love to call home, a true Tropical Paradise but with bonuses aplenty. Most people are only lucky enough to visit and go home dreaming of what it would be like to live where the cool green of the rainforest meets the azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The cooler Tablelands play host to deep volcanic lakes, beautiful walks, caves and waterfalls.
The city of Cairns itself nestles on a beautiful harbour, between forested mountains and white sandy beaches lined with palm trees.
Many of our residents are holidaymakers who left, mesmerised, to return and make the region their home.
Cairns is a major tourist destination with a world class International Airport, the city alive with a wealth of arts and crafts, colourful shops, markets and festivals throughout the year, both in town and around the local region. A plethora of eating places from coffee shops to award winning restaurants grace the streets, along the seafront, on The Pier and throughout the city.
Stunning beaches, postcard material, stretch to infinity the further out from town you go, seasonal freshwater creeks and all year tidal creeks being the only interruption to pristine white sands. Scenery along the highway is breathtaking as you drive north to Port Douglas, a colourful mecca that also attracts tourists from around the globe.
Spectacular views are common to the region, and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has won numerous awards for its unique journey through the verdant rainforest canopy, with its unforgettable view over the Coral Sea and our beautiful coastline. The scenery changes as the cableway takes its passengers over deep rain-forested ravines and the incredible Barron River Falls, not to be missed in the Wet season, on its route to the colourful artisan’s village of Kuranda, with its numerous wildlife attractions, markets, shops and rainforest walks.
And it is warm all year round, even in our winter, and through our delightful wet season, which fuels the explosion of green lavishness every year!
The cool clear waters of our freshwater streams originate in unspoiled rainforested mountains throughout the region, nurturing an abundance of wildlife and exotic tropical plants. Nature’s bounty.