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Cairns- Australia

By Hannah Lodge

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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

travellers

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.

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History

Cairns was named for Sir William Wellington Cairns, and

was

founded in 1876, following the discovery of gold in

a

surrounding area.

Captain

James Cook had 'discovered' the area more than a century earlier, on his first voyage of discovery in 1770 aboard HM Bark

Endeavour.

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.

Cairns

is now a city with an estimated

population

of more than 130,000, about 3.3 per cent of Queensland’s population

.

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Climate

The tropical climate of Cairns provides for hot and humid summers and mild, dry

winters

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

. During

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.

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Geographical locations & features

Cairns

,

lies

between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range on the east shoreline of Cape York Peninsula.

The

highest Mountain Range of Australia- Mt Bartle Frere also lies within the boundary of the city.

There

are a large number of beaches

,

freshwater lakes, bays, estuaries,

mangrove

swamps, mudflats,

tidal

wetlands, the tropical

Atherton

Tablelands, the

hinterland

and the

gorges

of

the Gulf Savannah

and

et

cetera.

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Local Customs

Cairns have a very large range in different types of markets some of

these include;

Kuranda Markets

(Cairns

) Rusty's Markets

Mossman

Markets

(Nationwide) Harmony Day- day to encourage tolerance and understanding between Australians of all races and cultural backgrounds.

(Nationwide) Anzac

Day- Monday 25

th

April

Australia day- January 26

th

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Economy

T

ourism

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.

Cairns

is home to a large commercial fishing fleet that catch prawns in the rich waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait

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Local facilities

Beaches

in cairns-

Machan's Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkey's Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm

Cove

Beach

Cairns shopping

center-

Phone: (07) 4041

4111

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

region.

http://

www.cairnsweb.com.au/cairns_beaches/default.asp

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Health and Safety advice

Marine Stingers- found in tropical waters all over the world during the Months November to

May

Crocodiles- Crocodiles prefer to hide in the warm, brackish

estuarine

waters of northern rivers, Warning signs are often placed on beaches and along rivers just to make visitors

aware.

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.

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Major gateway for transport to Cairns

Cairns Airport is the main gateway to Tropical North Queensland. It boasts international, domestic and general aviation

terminals

By train

Tilt train- QR's high-speed Tilt Train connects visitors to major tourist destinations from South East to Central

Queensland

By boat- A rising number of overseas cruise ships call at the Cairns Seaport

regularly

By road-From Brisbane, 2700 km from Sydney, 2800 km from Darwin, 3100 km from Melbourne.

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Transport options avaliable

Charter Coach Companies

Sun Bus

Taxi Services Bakers Taxi Service (Gordonvale)

Tel

: 61 (0) 7 4035 5566

(

07) 4057

7411

0408

773 797

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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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