The idyllic city of cairns is quite touristy, and many sightseers use it as a base to visit the nearby natural attractions. However, the town itself offers a number of top-rated attractions.
Great Barrier Reef Cruises
A cruise to Australia’s national treasure, the Great Barrier Reef, is among the most popular attractions in Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, with a myriad of corals and countless species of marine animals.
This is a great place to enjoy a killer sunrise or sunset while soaking up the friendly vibe of this scenic town. Cairns Esplanade boasts verdant tropical parks, a lagoon, plus a foreshore promenade. In its mangroves and tidal flats, birdlife is found in abundance.
Cairns Botanic Gardens
Located just a 13-minute drive away from Oaks Cairns Hotel via Sheridan Street, Cairns Botanic Gardens is hailed for its fine collection of Australia’s tropical foliage. One can look forward to taking a self-guided tour through its gardens, which showcase over 4,000 species of flora.
Day Trip to Kuranda
A day trip to Kuranda is another allure for tourists enjoying hotel accommodation in Cairns. Kuranda is wedged in the lush rainforests found on the hills of Atherton Tableland.