The Calming Effect of CairnsBy Jenny G
You may be more into the suburbs, and that is the appeal of Cairns, Australia. Think of Cairns like the tropics, since it is situated in the northern part of Australia. Budded up against the Pacific Ocean, Cairns stay pleasantly warm most of the year. Many of its tourists use the city as a home base before they head to the Great Barrier Reef. The Daintree Rainforest is also nearby, making this part of the country a goldmine for natural wonders.
With close to 150,000 people, Cairns has a vast amount of cafés, a nearby swimming lagoon, and a calming vibe wherever you roam. Things that you should not miss out on in Cairns include trying fresh seafood and tropical fruits and taking rides on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Island hopping might be another fun way to pass the time when in Cairns. Also, head over to parks like the Tjapukai Cultural Park and the Paronella Park to get a taste of Australia like you have never seen it before.
To get to Cairns, take a flight to Cairns Airport, where it will only take you 10 to 15 minutes to drive into town. If you are starting to get hungry when you arrive, eat at Caffiend, where they make an amazing breakfast, or Sing Sing Espresso for the best coffee and vegan treats in the area. The Raw Prawn feeds customers its rendition of Asian fusion while Rusty’s Markets can help you stockpile on local products with over 180 vendors. This city might not have the pomp and circumstance