Gold rushes and foreign wars brought immigrants from around the world to enrich the north with their skills, traditions and cultures.
In Cairns, the main Post Office is on the corner of Grafton and Hartley Streets opposite the Cairns Convention Centre.Timetables are available at hotels and bus depots.Note, however, that interstate and international licenses are valid for a period of three months.We have direct flights into Cairns from International ports including: Narita airport in Japan (Tokyo) with Jetstar.Cairns is also reputed to be the second most desired location in Australia for a tropical wedding due to the relaxed ambience and sheer beauty of the region and quite a number of wedding service professionals have relocated to Cairns to offer couples the same.A journey to and from Kuranda is arguably the highlight. .Within Australia, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Sunstate, Flight West Air Link and local charter companies provide regular flights from major southern cities and regional Queensland towns.The Esplanade is a major focal point of the city, and invites you to stroll, fly a kite, relax on the grass under a shady tree, or share a barbeque or picnic with friends.About Cairns Beaches, just 15 minutes north from the Cairns International Airport you'll find Trinity Beach conveniently nestled between two headlands - providing an ideal bay area in which to enjoy the popular activities on offer.The scope of the reef is magnificent, encompassing some 21,900 individual reefs sit on it and spin free and an area of 348,000 square kilometres larger than the combined total area of Ireland and the United Kingdom!
There are superb remote lodges nestled in the rainforest, lakeside cabins, international city hotels, serviced apartments, beachside bures - whatever you like.
With Spirit of Queensland's casino winners 2016 modern state of the art features, you will enjoy travelling in your spacious seat by day and lie flat bed (RailBed) by night with all linen provided including sheets, duvet and pillow for your comfort.Excellent swimming beaches begin to the north and south of the city, and most holiday accommodation has a pool.In Cairns, there are the popular weekend Mud Markets at The Pier and the colourful Rusty's Bazaar Markets.The tropical summer season extends from November to April, and is known as the 'Wet'.There is a wealth of history waiting to be discovered and you'll find information on places of interest easy to come by - just stop and ask a local!Travel north along one of the worlds most scenic coastal drives to Port Douglas and Mossman, explore the pretty township of Daintree and cross the river into the national parks of Cape Tribulation and the historical settlement of Cooktown.Licence Requirements Generally, any current drivers license is acceptable for driving in Queensland.
From boutique hotels to bed and breakfast, five star to backpacker-style familiarity the choice is yours.
All venues accept a good standard of casual tropical dress, and you may care to pack a light jacket for evening wear in the winter.
An in-hotel general practitioner (GP) is available for visits by a local phone call, however it is recommended you consider purchasing travel insurance for your holiday.