Cairns, the International Gateway into Tropical North Queensland AustraliaCairns, the international gateway into Tropical North Queensland, is Australia''s premier regional city. It has the unique honour of being rated the safest tropical city in the world. The city is a vital, cosmopolitan centre and its residents enjoy an enviable tropical lifestyle.
Cairns has a typical tropical climate, with really only two distinct seasons. ''Winter'': May through November; ''Summer'': December to April Winter is the dry season ? usually idyllic weather, with sunshine, low humidity, little rain and fresh breezes. For current weather in Cairns see this page http://www.explorecairns.com/weather
Two of the world''s greatest natural treasures are here ? the World Heritage listed, Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. How fortunate to have two such treasures in one area.
Cairns is rated the third most popular tourist destination in the country after Sydney and Brisbane and the Cairns International Airport is the nation''s sixth busiest in terms of international and domestic passenger movements. In 2003/04 more than three million international and domestic passenger movements were recorded.
Cairns is also a preferred stopover port for luxury cruise ships. It is a Mecca for scuba divers, snorkellers, reef cruises, all types of fishing, outback "bush" adventures, native bird and wildlife watching and tours of all shapes and sizes, rainforest walks, adventure activities and accommodation to suit all types of budgets. For more tours in Cairns visit this page http://www.explorecairns.com/tours
Cairns City Council provides funding each year for the chief tourism body for the region, Tourism Tropical North Queensland, for promotion, marketing and convention marketing.
Cairns plays host to a number of events and conventions throughout the year and is the perfect place to inspire. Upcoming events include:
Laurel McKenzie: Girlie Event
22 February 2006 - 29 May 2006
An exploration of the ways in which women are imaged across historical eras, different culture and media. An exhibition of digital prints. ... hover for full event information
14 May 2006 - 28 May 2006
Be a part of Japan Festival 2006 - Year of Exchange. Guaranteed to be a fun and unique event for two weeks from 14 to 28 May. 2006 brings many new exciting event partners such as Wonderbus, a travelling roadshow showcasing Japanese culture; U Stage 9 7 street performance hot from Japan. Plus 20 Oyama delegates coming to celebrate Year of Exchange by signing a Sister Cities agreement. ... hover for full event information
Images of the North
10 June 2006 - 20 August 2006 (TBA)
Artworks featured in the award winning education kit "Images of the North" produced by the Cairns Regional Gallery. ... hover for full event information
Cairns Junior Eisteddfod
21 June 2006 - 30 June 2006
Showcasing the talented youth of North Queensland and beyond. Subjects include Literature, Speech & Drama, Dancing & Choirs, Vocals, Instrumentalists, and Dancing for ages up to 18. With choirs from as far away as New Guinea! ... hover for full event information
19 July 2006 - 21 July 2006
Cairns, Cairns, Queensland - Australia
Queensland''s largest regional show! Thrill rides, amusement rides, stalls, exhibitions, competitions and more. ... hover for full event information
Jay Cunningham is a Cairns Australia resident who runs the local http://www.explorecairns.com website. For Cairns photo galleries, accommodation, things to do, local information, events, weather and more visit http://www.explorecairns.com