Cairns is a city in the North of Queensland, Australia. It was originally founded as a miners community for workers heading towards the goldmines, but has since developed in to a popular tourist destination. Cairns is a surprisingly accessible destination with a number of carriers offering cheap flights from many popular European destinations. Regular flights are available from London and the route's popularity and variety of travel providers make finding a cheap deal from London, as well as other UK cities, a real possibility. Cairns is a beautiful coastal town that combines the traditional Australian holiday experience of sun, sea and sand with a unique identity and rich history. The city has recently enjoyed a multi million pound redevelopment process that has seen its world famous peer transformed in to a contemporary entertainment area. However the spirit and tradition of the city lives on through its classic architecture, with buildings like the Boland's Centre still enormously popular and well loved.
The city is supported by an extensive motorway network and as such most visitors find using a taxi service or hire car the best way to navigate the city. However, there is also an extensive rail network that operates across the inner city area, with extended services running further outside the city. There is also a bus provider that will take tourists to most of the city's main sites for a small fee. Anyone looking to travel further outside the city would be well advised to use the reliable and reasonable priced long distance bus services. With the increased availability of cheap flights and a greater number of travel providers there has never been a better time to visit Cairns. The Sky forest Railways is an absolute must when in Cairns, offering spectacular views of the city and allowing visitors to learn about the areas incredible wildlife. Or why not see one of the world's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. Carefully preserved and experienced by thousands every year it is a once in a lifetime opportunity only possible in this magnificent part of Australia.