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.
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, clown fish 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).