Cairns, Queensland, 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.

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Cruises from Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Cruise Date Duration
Coral Discoverer, Cape York & Arnhem Land ex Cairns to Darwin 29/03/20 11 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 30/03/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 30/03/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 03/04/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 03/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 06/04/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 06/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 10/04/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 10/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 13/04/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 13/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 17/04/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 17/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 20/04/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 20/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 24/04/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 24/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 27/04/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 27/04/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 01/05/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 01/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 04/05/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 04/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 08/05/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 08/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 11/05/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 11/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 15/05/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 15/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 18/05/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 18/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 22/05/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 22/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 25/05/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 25/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 29/05/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 29/05/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 01/06/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 01/06/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Coral Sea Crossing ex Cairns to Noumea 01/06/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Visions Of The South Pacific ex Cairns to Lautoka 01/06/20 16 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 05/06/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 05/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 08/06/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 08/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 12/06/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 12/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 15/06/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 15/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 19/06/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 19/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 22/06/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 22/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 26/06/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 26/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 29/06/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 29/06/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 03/07/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 03/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 06/07/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 06/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 10/07/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 10/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 13/07/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 13/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 17/07/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 17/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 20/07/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 20/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 24/07/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 24/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 27/07/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 27/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 31/07/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 31/07/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 03/08/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 03/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 07/08/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 07/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 10/08/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 10/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 14/08/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 14/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 17/08/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 17/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 21/08/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 21/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 24/08/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 24/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 28/08/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 28/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 31/08/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 31/08/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 04/09/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 04/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 07/09/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 07/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 11/09/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 11/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 14/09/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 14/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 18/09/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 18/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 21/09/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 21/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 25/09/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 25/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 28/09/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 28/09/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 02/10/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 02/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 05/10/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 05/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 09/10/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 09/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 12/10/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 12/10/20 7 nts
Coral Discoverer, Islands of the South Pacific 2020 ex Cairns to Honiara 12/10/20 11 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 16/10/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 16/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 19/10/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 19/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 23/10/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 23/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 26/10/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 26/10/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 30/10/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 30/10/20 7 nts
Endeavor, Australian Offshore & Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns to Sydney 31/10/20 14 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 02/11/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 02/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 06/11/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 06/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 09/11/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 09/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 13/11/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 13/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 16/11/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 16/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 20/11/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 20/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 23/11/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 23/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 27/11/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 27/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 30/11/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 30/11/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 04/12/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 04/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 07/12/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 07/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 11/12/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 11/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 14/12/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 14/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 21/12/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 21/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 25/12/20 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Hinchbook Island - Lizard Island ex Cairns Return 25/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 28/12/20 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 28/12/20 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 01/01/21 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 04/01/21 4 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Lizard Island - Hinchbook Island ex Cairns Return 04/01/21 7 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 08/01/21 3 nts
Coral Expeditions II, Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns Return 11/01/21 4 nts
Star Breeze, Hidden Indonesia & Great Barrier Reef ex Cairns to Benoa 28/02/21 12 nts
Star Breeze, Collector Cruise ex Cairns to Hong Kong 28/02/21 28 nts
Coral Discoverer, Cape York & Arnhem Land ex Cairns to Darwin 04/04/21 11 nts
Cloud, ex Cairns to Singapore 06/04/21 22 nts
Silver Explorer, ex Cairns to Singapore 28/04/21 19 nts
Silver Explorer, ex Cairns to Lautoka 10/09/21 16 nts
Coral Discoverer, Torres Strait & Cape York ex Cairns to Horn Island 21/10/21 10 nts
Pacific Explorer, Solomon Sea Islands ex Cairns Return 09/11/21 10 nts
Coral Discoverer, Torres Strait & Cape York ex Cairns to Horn Island 11/11/21 10 nts
Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Cairns Return 19/11/21 8 nts
Pacific Explorer, New Guinea Island Encounter ex Cairns Return 27/11/21 7 nts
Pacific Explorer, Comedy Cruise ex Cairns to Brisbane 04/12/21 3 nts
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