Imposing an irresistible energy and a lush tropical surrounding Cairns is a bold tourist town and was named after then Governor of Queensland, William Wellington Cairns. On the foreshore the fitness type people jog along the Esplanade, families share picnics, local ladies dance in public lagoon pools and Korean bird watchers go spin around their lenses but most of the time people come here for the single largest structure made by living organisms, Great Barrier Reef where can be reached by boat in less than one hour.
This regional city in the far North Queensland of Australia is situated about 1,700 km from Brisbane, and about 2,420 km from Sydney by road. Cairns offers many tourist attractions such as Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, which is about 130 km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. People who want to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland Cairns also serves as a starting point for them.