Cairns is a picturesque city in Queensland, Australia. Part
of the Cairns region, it has a large residential population, and is a popular
tourist destination. It lies on the east coast of Cape York, between the Great
Dividing Range and Coral Sea, in an area surrounded by natural beauty.
The city has a tropical climate and sees a lot rainfall
throughout the year, with temperatures ranging to between 17°C and 40°C.
A major commercial centre, Cairns is home to various
government departments, shopping centres and office buildings. Its main
shopping complex, Cairns Central, can be found in the city’s central business
district - and shares an area with world class restaurants and bars.
Tourism plays a key part in Cairns economy, much as it does
in other coastal cities in Australia. Popular activities include snorkelling,
scuba and glass bottom boat tours, but Cairns is just as great to explore on
foot. Its local attractions range from nature reserves like Daintree Forest to the
local landmarks St Monica’s Old Cathedral and the Tanks Arts Centre.
Cairns has an extensive public bus transit network and is
also well served by trains. Cairns railway station is the city’s main train hub
and operates a regular service to Brisbane and Kuranda.
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