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 ...

travel42 Want to read the full Cairns travel42 Review? travel42 features professionally written reviews of more than 300 cruise ships, 78 cruise lines and more than 3,000 hotels in nearly 200 popular cruise embarkation ports worldwide, plus 7,000 additional destination hotels. Visit or call 1.866.566.8136 to learn more about subscribing.