About Cairns


Welcome to our beautiful city and region

The Cairns region is renowned as a premier tourist destination. It’s one of the few places in the world where the Rainforest literally meets the Reef.

Why not book a tour with Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters to explore the region and visit our wildlife nature parks Rainforestation and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary located in Kuranda and the Wildlife Habitat which is located in Port Douglas.

To help you plan activities during your stay, below we have also provided weather and other information which you might find useful:

Cairns is located on the north east coast of Queensland; a two-hour flight from Brisbane, or three-hour flight from Sydney.

Spring / Summer (September – March)
Daytime 31°C / Evening 28°C

Autumn / Winter (April – August)
Daytime 28°C / Evening 21°C

Airport to Cairns: 10 minutes / 7km.

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Banks are generally open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
ATMs are available 24hours / 7 days.
General shopping centre hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday; 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Independent shops are often closes Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, with most shops closed on Public Holidays.

Stretching 2.5km along the foreshore of Cairns CBD, the Esplanade has bike and foot paths, as well as children’s playgrounds, skateboard park, volleyball courts, exercise areas, barbeques and the Cairns lagoon.

Located at the southern end of the Esplanade, this is the primary departure point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef.