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travel42 Port Guide: Cairns

Cairns travel42 Port of Call Guide

If you go to explore the Great Barrier Reef or Queensland's rain forests, chances are you'll wind up in Cairns, a tropical city on Australia's northeastern coast 1,220 mi/1,965 km north of Sydney.

Once a sleepy fishing village, Cairns seems intent on establishing its own identity and offering visitors a reason to stay around, even though its shoreline is mostly mangrove mud flats.

Cairns (pronounced cans) has a pleasant downtown with palm trees lining the grassy promenade along the ...

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