By Hannah Lodge. Over view of Cairns. Cairns is a bustling tourist center with countless excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most popular diving sites, and Daintree Rainforest departing daily. While . ID: 232709
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By Hannah LodgeSlide2Slide3
Over view of Cairns
Cairns is a bustling tourist center with countless excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most popular diving sites, and Daintree Rainforest departing daily. While
the beach no longer exists, locals and
congregate in and around the central man-made lagoon on The Esplanade, which has room for 1,000 swimmers and is surrounded by pleasant grassy areas perfect for relaxing on.Slide4
Cairns was named for Sir William Wellington Cairns, and
founded in 1876, following the discovery of gold in
James Cook had 'discovered' the area more than a century earlier, on his first voyage of discovery in 1770 aboard HM Bark
With the establishment of large agricultural concerns on the Atherton Tableland and further development of the lands around Cairns, the town continued to grow during the early 20th century.
is now a city with an estimated
of more than 130,000, about 3.3 per cent of Queensland’s population
The tropical climate of Cairns provides for hot and humid summers and mild, dry
The wet season lasts from November to May. With some months averaging over 400 mm of rainfall. The dry season runs from June to October with rainfall averaging approximately 35 mm
the wet seasons tropical cyclones (hurricanes) can influence the weather, but Cairns is built to survive the elements and has weathered scores of cyclones in the past.Slide6
Geographical locations & features
between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range on the east shoreline of Cape York Peninsula.
highest Mountain Range of Australia- Mt Bartle Frere also lies within the boundary of the city.
are a large number of beaches
freshwater lakes, bays, estuaries,
wetlands, the tropical
the Gulf Savannah
Cairns have a very large range in different types of markets some of
) Rusty's Markets
(Nationwide) Harmony Day- day to encourage tolerance and understanding between Australians of all races and cultural backgrounds.
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Australia day- January 26
is the number one industry in Cairns. Industries that service tourism have grown proportionally over the years with the most notable being the building industry.
is home to a large commercial fishing fleet that catch prawns in the rich waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres StraitSlide9
Machan's Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkey's Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm
Phone: (07) 4041
Holiday activities- go scuba diving at the great barrier reef, reef cruises, snorkelling and fishing tours.
Cairns dinning- The
Esplanade, there are many great places along shields street.
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park-presenting the history and the culture of the original inhabitants of the
Health and Safety advice
Marine Stingers- found in tropical waters all over the world during the Months November to
Crocodiles- Crocodiles prefer to hide in the warm, brackish
waters of northern rivers, Warning signs are often placed on beaches and along rivers just to make visitors
Knowing about beaches before you enter them is a good thing to do as you may be faced with rips or other things that the beach may present and not knowing about them may put yourself in extreme danger.Slide11
Major gateway for transport to Cairns
Cairns Airport is the main gateway to Tropical North Queensland. It boasts international, domestic and general aviation
Tilt train- QR's high-speed Tilt Train connects visitors to major tourist destinations from South East to Central
By boat- A rising number of overseas cruise ships call at the Cairns Seaport
By road-From Brisbane, 2700 km from Sydney, 2800 km from Darwin, 3100 km from Melbourne.Slide12
Transport options avaliable
Charter Coach Companies
Taxi Services Bakers Taxi Service (Gordonvale)
: 61 (0) 7 4035 5566
Location of major towns/city
Cairns is located 1729 km north of Brisbane
Cairns to Townsville- 281km (roughly three hours)
Cairns to Port Douglas- 57km NW
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