Cairns, the entrance to Queensland’s tropical north, is a popular stop for travellers off due to its tropical climate and laid back vibe. Located about 1,700km north of Brisbane, it’s a renowned backpacker hotspot that should most definitely be on your campervan route around Australia.
Whether you’re looking to kick back and enjoy beach life, trek through tropical rainforests or go on an underwater adventure, Cairns has it all!
Here are some of the best things to do in Cairns!
Explore the great outdoors.
Cairns is short hop away from not one World Heritage wonder, but two.
Cairns is a great starting point for anyone wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s great natural wonders. From Cairns you can join a dive boat for an underwater exploration, go snorkelling, kayaking or even take a cruise around the reef for a couple of days. If you’re feeling flush you could even catch a scenic helicopter ride to see the reef from above.