Explore the tropical oasis of Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. With lush rainforests, World Heritage wonders, sandy beaches and streets lined with cafes, this laid-back city is a great place to visit. The flexibility of self-driving a campervan will allow you to stop in at the many beautiful pockets of north Queensland. You can easily spend days or weeks getting to know this beautiful part of the world.
While there are so many places to see outside of town, be sure to get a feel of the relaxed city centre. There are plenty of popular cafes tucked away in laneways, as well as al fresco dining on The Esplanade. Get to know the locals at the Rusty Markets, which is filled with local produce like tropical fruits and seafood. Escape the heat by swimming in the Esplanade Lagoon, which is set on the foreshore overlooking the Trinity Inlet.
Venture away from the city to see the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, which is about a 2-hour drive north of Cairns. Take your time and stop in at the many walkways; keep your eyes open for kangaroos and endangered cassowaries. The Daintree Discovery Centre has a long Aerial Walkway, which looks over the wilderness and animal life. Keep driving until you reach Cape Tribulation, where you can spend hours walking through forest and sandy beaches.
Of course, you cannot visit Cairns without visiting the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system on Earth. Fly above it by booking a scenic flight, or book a boat cruise to be amongst the coral reefs and clays along the hundreds of continental islands. There are a range of day trips and multi-day trips available to suit different budgets. Get adventurous and choose to snorkel or scuba dive with the countless species of colourful fish, starfish, dolphins and turtles.
Let’s Go Motorhomes is a mere fifteen-minute drive from Cairns Airport. Our friendly team would love to speak with you about the many things to see and do in this stunning city. Get in touch with us and get started on your adventure!
Address: 104 Kenny Street, Portsmith QLD 4870
Distance from airport: 8 kilometres
Distance from city: 7 kilometres
Shuttle buses to city: Sun Palm Transport Group operate regular shuttle buses into the city
Nearest train station: Cairns Station (5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the depot)
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 3:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – by appointment only
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