Cairns Australia Information
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Cairns is a city located in the far north of
Queensland, Australia. The city was originally settled to serve as a port for exporting gold and other precious
metals from mines west of the city. It then later became a centre for the
crushing and exporting of sugar. The city is a rapidly expanding one that is
reliant on the tourism industry.
Cairns is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its
closeness to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one and a half
hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation are popular
areas for experiencing a true rainforest. The city has used its natural
surrounds to its full advantage with the construction of many small theme parks
for tourists. Among them is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Skyrail a
Gondola Cableway that extends for 7.5km over World Heritage Rainforest.
Cairns experiences a warm tropical climate with monsoonal rains occurring between
November and March.
Approximate Population: 110,000
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