Cairns, Qld, Australia

Cairns is the gateway to tropical north Queensland and is a popular travel destination because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one-and-a-half hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It is also a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.

Cairns city itself is a modern, sophisticated city in the heart of the tropical north, with international standard restaurants, boutique shopping, modern art galleries and classy nightclubs to keep visitors entertained. Cairns also boasts outstanding hotels, offshore island resorts, big Reef-cruise catamarans in the harbor, and too many souvenir shops. The only beach right in town is a man-made 4,000-sq.-m saltwater lagoon and artificial beach on the Esplanade.

Things to See and Do

* Hartleys's Crocodile Adventures
* Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
* Snorkeling on the Barrier Reef
* Wild-World - The Tropical Zoo
* Rainforest Skyrail to Kuranda

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 488.1 km²
Population – 145,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61

Port Location - Cairns Seaport is the closest port to the Great Barrier Reef and is located on Trinity Inlet. It is a picturesque port, with passenger terminals and marina facilities located virtually in the central business district.

Transport Links - The Cairns International Airport is located only several minutes drive north of the city centre. Direct flights are available to and from Cairns from most eastern states. Several international carriers serve Cairns from various Asian cities and New Zealand. Long-distance trains operated by Queensland Rail's Traveltrain, run from Brisbane several times a week. Greyhound Australia buses pull into Trinity Wharf Centre on Wharf Street in the center of town. Buses travel from the south via all towns and cities on the Bruce Highway, and down north from Darwin and Alice Springs.

Buses, taxis and rental cars are available for getting around Cairns.

Cruises departing Cairns, Qld, Australia

Coral Discoverer, Torres Strait & Cape York Ex Cairns To Horn Island

Departure: 21 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Coral Expeditions Cruise Ship: Coral Discoverer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Horn Island aboard Coral Discoverer.

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Coral Discoverer, Torres Strait & Cape York Ex Cairns To Horn Island

Departure: 11 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Coral Expeditions Cruise Ship: Coral Discoverer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Horn Island aboard Coral Discoverer.

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Le Laperouse, Queenslands's Islands & Reefs Ex Cairns To Brisbane

Departure: 08 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Laperouse.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Brisbane aboard Le Laperouse.

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Le Laperouse, New Guinea Odyssey Ex Cairns To Darwin

Departure: 03 Mar 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Laperouse.

16 Night cruise departing from Cairns to Darwin onboard Le Laperouse.

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Silver Cloud, World Cruise Sector Asia Ex Cairns To Singapore

Departure: 01 Apr 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

22 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Silver Cloud Expedition

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Silver Shadow, Asia Ex Cairns To Singapore

Departure: 20 Apr 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Singapore aboard Silver Shadow.

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Silver Shadow, Asia Ex Cairns To Benoa, Bali

Departure: 20 Apr 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Silver Shadow

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Pacific Explorer, Solomon Sea Islands Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 02 Jun 2022 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns roundtrip aboard Pacific Explorer.

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Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 12 Jun 2022 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns roundtrip onboard Pacific Explorer.

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Pacific Explorer, Solomon Sea Islands Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 19 Jun 2022 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns roundtrip aboard Pacific Explorer.

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Pacific Explorer, Classic Short Break Ex Cairns To Auckland

Departure: 29 Jun 2022 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

6 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Auckland aboard Pacific Explorer.

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Silver Explorer, South Pacific Islands Cruise Ex Cairns To Lautoka

Departure: 24 Sep 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Lautoka aboard Silver Explorer.

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Le Soleal, 10 Night Ancient Cultures Of Papua New Guinea Ex Cairns, Qld, Australia To Honiara, Solomon Islands

Departure: 11 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Soleal.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Le Soleal

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Le Soleal, Ancient Cultures Of Papua New Guinea Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 11 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Soleal.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns roundtrip onboard Le Soleal.

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True North, Sepik Soiree Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 20 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Madang aboard True North.

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True North, Sepik Soiree Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 30 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Madang aboard True North.

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Le Soleal, 10 Night Ancient Cultures Of Papua New Guinea Ex Cairns, Qld, Australia To Honiara, Solomon Islands

Departure: 01 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Soleal.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Le Soleal

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True North, Sepik Soiree Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 09 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Madang aboard True North.

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Star Breeze, Edge Of The Outback Ex Cairns To Sydney

Departure: 10 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Breeze.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Sydney aboard Star Breeze.

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True North, Adventure In Paradise Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 19 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Alotau aboard True North.

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True North, Mystery Of Melanesia Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 29 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Alotau to Buka aboard True North.

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Le Laperouse, 9 Night Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands Ex Cairns, Qld, Australia To Sydney, Nsw, Australia

Departure: 07 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Laperouse.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Le Laperouse

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True North, Solomon Sojourn Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 09 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Honiara aboard True North.

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Star Breeze, Hidden Indonesia & Great Barrier Reef Ex Cairns To Benoa

Departure: 04 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Breeze.

13 Night cruise departing from Cairns to Benoa onboard Star Breeze.

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Silver Muse, Australia & Asia Ex Cairns To Singapore

Departure: 12 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Muse.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Silver Muse

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Silver Explorer, Australia & New Zealand Ex Cairns To Broome (kimberley)

Departure: 13 May 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

18 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Silver Explorer

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Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 28 May 2023 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Pacific Explorer

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Pacific Explorer, Solomon Sea Islands Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 04 Jun 2023 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Pacific Explorer

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Pacific Explorer, Solomon Sea Islands Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 14 Jun 2023 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Pacific Explorer

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Pacific Explorer, Classic Short Break Ex Cairns To Auckland

Departure: 24 Jun 2023 From: Cruise line: P&O Cruises Cruise Ship: Pacific Explorer.

6 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Auckland aboard Pacific Explorer.

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True North, Sepik Soiree Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 19 Oct 2023 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Madang aboard True North.

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True North, Sepik Soiree Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 29 Oct 2023 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Madang aboard True North.

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True North, Sepik Soiree Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 08 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Madang aboard True North.

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True North, Adventure In Paradise Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 18 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Alotau aboard True North.

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Silver Muse, Australia & New Zealand Ex Cairns To Auckland

Departure: 22 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Muse.

15 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns, Qld, Australia onboard Silver Muse

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True North, Mystery Of Melanesia Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 28 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Alotau to Buka aboard True North.

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True North, Solomon Sojourn Ex Cairns Return

Departure: 08 Dec 2023 From: Cruise line: True North Adventure Cruises Cruise Ship: True North.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Kavieng to Honiara aboard True North.

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