About Cairns

Welcome to our beautiful city and region

The Cairns region is renowned as a premier tourist destination. It’s one of the few places in the world where the rainforest literally meets the reef.  There is so much to do in Cairns and one example is the Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome which is located in the centre of the Cairns CBD on top of The Reef Hotel Casino.  The Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome is the world’s first challenge ropes course in a wildlife park. Experience adventure at varying heights and levels of difficulty, with elements of crossings and ziplines – including one which takes you directly over a 4 metre saltwater crocodile!

If you want to visit this amazing all weather proof attraction, why not add a full ZOOM experience including High Ropes and Ziplines to your Cape Tribulation tour.

To help you plan activities during your stay, below we have provided weather and other information which you might find useful:

Cairns is located on the north east coast of Queensland; a two-hour flight from Brisbane, or three-hour flight from Sydney.

Spring / Summer (September – March)
Daytime 31°C / Evening 28°C

Autumn / Winter (April – August)
Daytime 28°C / Evening 21°C

Airport to Cairns: 10 minutes / 7km.

To check your flight details, use the link below:

Banks are generally open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
ATMs are available 24hours / 7 days.
General shopping centre hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday; 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Independent shops are often closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, with most shops closed on Public Holidays.

Stretching 2.5km along the foreshore of Cairns CBD, the Esplanade has bike and foot paths, as well as children’s playgrounds, skateboard park, volleyball courts, exercise areas, barbeques and the Cairns lagoon.

Located at the southern end of the Esplanade, this is the primary departure point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef.