The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is a dazzling tropical city sandwiched between rainforest and reef that’s bursting at the seams with fun for families.
There are so many things to do in Cairns! You can connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, take a shower in a waterfall, splash into the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, let the kids loose at Muddy’s Playground or taste your way through the local produce at the weekend markets.
Of course, no winter escape to Cairns would be complete without making the most of the season’s blue skies and clear, warm waters to meet the finned and flippered inhabitants of the reef. You might even spot a passing humpback as winter is whale season. If you’d rather stay on dry land, there’s local flora and fauna on display in the centre of town.
Visiting families will also find an abundance of tours to suit all budgets and ages or might prefer to simply take it easy around one of the city’s resort pools and soak up the sun.