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An international city

Cairns is located in northern Australia and belongs to the state of Queensland. It faces east directly over the Pacific Ocean and along with Darwin, it is the most populous city in the tropical Australian area.


Cairns is located on a peninsula halfway between the Coral Sea and the Great Divide Range, the great mountain range that crosses all of Eastern Australia. The beaches are artificially made. However, it is not possible to bathe because of jellyfish and the presence of crocodiles. But don’t worry, Cairns offers a vast public swimming pool overlooking the ocean: The Lagoon. So, you can relax in the water during sunset, enjoying the incredible ocean panorama.

Living in Cairns means living in an international city, with an airport serving four major Asian airports, road signs translated into two/three languages and a wide variety of ethnic restaurants. In the evening the premises become a real continuous flow of people and the restaurants on the Esplanade offer an infinite variety of dishes based on fish. 

The Cairns Central Shopping Centre is the largest shopping mall in the city and, in addition to having many shops in it, it is also a real centre for various trade shows.

Because of its location, it is also a very popular tourist destination as it is a great starting point for the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral reef in the world. You can immerse yourself in the incredible azure waters of the ocean and swim with flat-backed tortoises, clownfish and hammerhead sharks. Cairns is also surrounded by lush nature. In the Daintree Rainforest you can see typical Australian animals in their natural habitat: emus, crocodiles, snakes, kangaroos, wombats, koalas, dingoes, kookaburras and the famous Cassowary (now endangered).

Buses easily reach all parts of the city and, thanks to them, the Botanical Garden, located slightly outside the city centre, is easily accessible. The inhabitants of Cairns love outdoor activities; the city offers walking trails and various places where you can train with equipment accessible to all.