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8 Enchanting & Fascinating Tourist Destinations In Cairns

Great Barrier Reef

Everyone wants to live a happy and luxurious life but that does not mean all the people in this world get a chance to live up this dreams of theirs. People face enormous challenges in their lives and no matter what they go, though, they have to deal with such situations effectively.

At at time when everything is disturbing you so much, you need to find some time for yourself and your family so that you can get yourself recharged with positive things and attitude.

Exploring calm and beautiful places with your family members, colleagues, and friends etc., can bring a substantial chance in your attitude when it comes to dealing with the challenges of daily life.

You should find out exceptional tourist destinations and arrange a stunning holiday trip for a week or ten days so that you can relish some quality moments in the wilderness.

In Australia, Cairns is one of those places which is home to several captivating tourist destinations, and they remain packed with both local and international holidaymakers in all the seasons.

Your holiday destination must have something unique about it, otherwise, you can never enjoy your time out there. The characteristics of that place must be overwhelming because that’s when you get that authentic holidaying experience, which fills you with stunning memories that can be shared with the people in future.

Here’re the places that you can look forward to during your Cairn trip

#1. Fitzroy Island National Park

Fitzroy Island National Park

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National parks always remain the first choice of people when it comes to selecting a destination for a refreshing outing, wherein they can explore unusual plants and animals apart from the picture perfect views of nature.

Fitzroy Island National Park, which is around 22 kilometers away from the city of Cairns, is one such place that’s home to tremendously stunning flora and fauna. Located in Fitzroy island, this national park comprises of all those things that you generally expect from places like it. It gives you an easy access to a variety of beautiful places on the island.

If you are looking forward to exploring remarkable aquatic animals such as green sea turtle, wrasses, and orange clownfish etc., then you must visit this place.

#2. Davies Creek National Park

Davies Creek National Park

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Located around 20 kilometers away from Cairns, Davies Creek National Park is popular among tourists for its extraordinary granite outcrops. In addition to that, it is also famous for its eucalypt woodland and a captivating cascade waterfall called the Davies Creek Falls. Situated in the Atherton Tableland, which is an integral part of the Great Dividing Range, the views provided by the park offer tremendous pleasure to holidaymakers.

When it comes to wildlife conservation the park remains too important as it is home to a lot of endangered species. You can also explore the famous Barron River if you are planning a trip to this amazing park.

#3. Ellis Beach

Ellis Beach

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Another interesting family holiday destination near Cairns is Ellis Beach, and it is situated on the Captain Cook Highway. This phenomenal holiday spot is nearly 20 kilometers aways from the city of Cairns, hence it’s quite easy to access it via  campervan.

I also got an opportunity to explore few of these places with family, for which I hired a campervan from Aussie Campervans. Considering the fact that, you come across a number of picture-perfect views on the way, you will surely enjoy a lot while driving yourself to this beautiful place.

Once you reach this place you should definitely explore the Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, so that you can learn a whole lot of things about surfing. Whether it’s about walking on the wet sand, swimming, or enjoying your dinner at a sea-facing restaurant, you will love everything about this place.

#4. The Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef, which is a world famous tourist attraction must remain at the top of your list when it comes to exploring alluring places during your Cairn trip. No matter how hard are you struggling with your time, you should never go back to your home without exploring this world heritage listed site.

Covering an area of over 2,300 kilometers, this amazing coral reef system can be viewed clearly from the outer space. Its composition itself is sufficient enough to attract the attention of holidaymakers. It’s made up of around 2900 coral reefs and consists of approximately 900 islands, which is really stunning.

Once you visit it, you will be able to discover mind-blowing aquatic animals such as humpback dolphins, Clownfish, minke whale, and sea snakes etc.

Since it’s a very unique and important natural attraction a huge area of this coral reef system is governed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in order to preserve its purity.

#5. Gillies Range

Gillies Range

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If you love to drive yourself through a chain of summits in order to get that ultimate driving experience, you must visit Gillies Range. You need to travel around 35- kilometers from Cairns to reach Gillies Highway from where you can start climbing the range.

#6. Barron Gorge National Park

Barron Gorge National Park

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A part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the Barron Gorge National Park is popular among tourists for its million dollar natural views. This park is home to numerous species of unique plants and animals which attracts the attention of visitors like anything.

It’s a kind of place that you always imagine when it comes to escaping from your monotonous city life. Therefore, if you are really tired of looking at tall buildings, busy highways, and crowded streets, you must visit the Barron Gorge National Park for a change.

#7. Trinity Bay

Trinity Bay

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Located in the Coral Sea, Trinity Bay is another interesting tourist destination near Cairns. It’s a great spot for family holidays as you can do a number of interesting activities there.

This amazing bay which was named after Trinity Sunday (the Christian holy day), remains a favorite weekend escape for the people from Cairns.

#8. Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

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Being in Cairns, you cannot ignore visiting Daintree Rainforest, because it’s one of the most interesting places for hiking, bushwalking, bird watching, and exploring the rain forest. When it comes to exploring nature and its elements, this place has everything that you are looking for.

So, if you are an Australian and looking forward to exploring such places which can provide a lot of peace and happiness to you, the thing about Cairns.