Cape Trib in Daintree National Park

Cairns in North Queensland is a beautiful area of Australia where you can visit the Great Barrier Reef with its diverse marine life, unspoilt sandy beaches, rainforests and stunning waterfalls.

Cairns and Port Douglas are launch points for trips to The Great Barrier Reef and surrounding islands. This is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and one of two World Heritage sites in Queensland. You can hire a boat and go snorkelling and diving to see the marine life. Alternatively, you can stay in the boat and go fishing or whale watching.

Image of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns

There are many water sports to enjoy in the area, where equipment and lessons are readily available along the coast. Visitors to Cairns ought to visit coastal areas such as Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, the islands of Bedarra, Double, Haggerstone, Lizard, Green and Dunk.

The other World Heritage Site is Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforest, which lies a two-hour car drive away from Cairns. You can explore alone or as part of a group. Jungle experiences in the rainforests are particularly adventurous. You can go trekking through this tropical area from the Atherton Tablelands to Cooktown via Mission Beach, or visit the Kuranda Dreamtime Trail and see fascinating plant and animal life along with stunning views.

You can visit historical sites such as Tjapuki Abriginal Culture Park where you can see aboriginal rock art, or visit one of the many wildlife centres and parks. With such a vast area to explore, car hire in Cairns is a popular option, allowing you freedom to explore areas outside the city.

Cairns car hire is easy to arrange as well as pick up from Cairns airport CNS. Four-wheel drive options are also available upon request. To find the best price on car hire in Cairns, use TravelSupermarket`s search tool above.