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Cairns Travel Guide

Welcome to Cairns - The Adventure Capital of Australia! Cairns is all about hard core action of every kind so get yourself ready to go, go, go!

Whether it’s skydiving, hanggliding, hot-air ballooning, scuba diving, snorkelling, white-water rafting, sea kayaking, bungy jumping, or exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns will not let up until you’re ready to go home.... and that’s just the day time.

At night, your partying antics will rise to new heights with more fun and more fantastic pandemonium than you can imagine!

Night Markets Cairns

Everyone loves a good market. Whether you're picking up a souvenir for a family member or friend back home, looking for a bargain or just wanting to check out all the products that the local area has to offer there is something for everyone to enjoy. Lots of cities have markets which are very popular with both locals and tourists and Cairns is no different. Every week Cairns has several different markets, suited to everyone, which are definitely worth checking out.


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Last week, on one of my days off I decided to be "crazy" and do horseback riding for the first time in my life. When my friend asked me to join her I was seriously asking myself "How the hell should I get onto the back of these giants?". After a week of acting cool and telling everyone it's no problem to go horseback riding my due day came and I nearly peed myself when we arrived at the farm of Mount-N-Ride Adventures located just 30 minutes drive south/west of Cairns.


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Crystal Cascades

Cairns is well known for its tropical hot weather all year round and in the summer with the combined humidity and heat it can sometimes feeling like you are in one giant big sauna. Having techniques to cool off is imperative and over the years that I have lived here I have developed a few.

Possibly the easiest option is to stay in your room lapping up the air con but what fun is that? With so much to see in the area it is important that you get out in the sun, but how do you keep cool then?? I have two words for you 'Crystal Cascades'.


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Every Sunday at 4pm* in the Serpent backpackers Bar at Nomads Cairns Rohan Pithie of Slithering Reptile Demonstrations joins us for a chat and a few cold beers with a few of his reptilian friends! Each week, Rohan will introduce you to several species of snakes and lizards found in Australia. He will explain how to appreciate and handle the reptiles, giving you the opportunity to hold one or two of them (great photo opportunity to scare your parents!).


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This weekend was mine and Chris' 2 year anniversary... not a lot of couples celebrate things like that but most of that two years has been here in Australia backpacking... so for a couple to last in a relationship through having no money and always working is something worth celebrating to me lol.

So we did, we decided to do a two day tour to the Atherton Tablelands... with the one of the most talked about tours in Cairns - On the Wallaby!


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Kuranda Village is situated in the rainforest a short journey from Nomads Cairns. With lots of activities and stunning scenery it's a must see when visiting the area. Many people make the easy decision to spend the day up there, however the hard decision arises when choosing how to get there.


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The Great Barrier Reef is something you must see when you come to Australia, it goes without saying. People will actually travel to Australia just to see the Great Barrier Reef and who could blame them, it's one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and with over 3000 individual reef systems you are guaranteed to see amazing coral and marine life - including manta rays, sharks, turtles and more. With it being such a great attraction you can imagine how many operators there are competing to take you out on the open water. So how on earth do you choose one?


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The new day tour from our friends at Jungle Tours: Go Outback: Rainforest Meets Outback.

After an early morning start and bus ride from Cairns up the Gillies Ranges we arrived at our first stop: Lake Barrine. A very large lake that was formed a long time ago by the explosion of a Volcano.


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