Queensland is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species.
With an area of 1,727,000 square kilometer’s, Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. The biggest is Western Australia. Queensland is nearly five times the size of Japan, seven times the size of Great Britain, and two and a half times the size of Texas.
Often referred to as a tropical paradise, Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular tourist hotspots and finds itself nestled in Far North Queensland between the Great Barrier Reef and the Atherton Tableland.
Cairns offers tourists an adventure playground both on land and sea. Cairns city is full of restaurants and shops and the completion of Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk linking fine-dining restaurants, the harbour, and the Esplanade Lagoon, means even more people are heading to the region.
Offshore tourists can venture out to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest natural feature in the world – it can be seen from space! Out on the reef visitors can scuba dive, snorkel or simply enjoy the view without getting wet with many boat companies offering glass bottom boats.
Cairns also offers a gateway to another World Heritage listed attraction – the Daintree Rainforest. Just 110km north of Cairns, the Daintree is the oldest rainforest on earth and is home to 65% of Australia’s butterfly species and 30% of our frog, marsupial and reptile species, making it a living zoo and a site not to be missed.
Whatever your plans during your stay Cairns is sure to deliver an adventure of a lifetime.
Time Zone: GMT + 10 hours
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The Hilton Cairns hotel is conveniently located only 5 miles from Cairns International airport. The journey along the Captain Cook Highway takes 10 minutes. Follow the highway in to Cairns and turn left on to Spence Street and then right onto the Esplanade. Take the first left into Marlin Parade.
34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
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