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Activities to Do in Cairns in Queensland Australia

 

  • See the Boats on Chinaman Creek
  • Cruise to Green Island
  • Skyrail through the rainforest
  • Kuranda Train ride
  • Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Great Barrier Reef

 

See the Boats in Cairns on Chinaman Creek

 

Sail into Cairns, Australia, on Chinaman Creek. It's the ideal location for the photography of boats.

Cairns is situated in far North Queensland on the east coast of Australia.

 

The Cruise

I traveled on a cruise that departed from Brisbane, Queensland which sailed and stopped overnight at Cairns and Airlie Beach.

From there, you can catch a boat out to the Great Barrier Reef. And, you can snorkel around the reef to see the coral, fish, and sea creatures.

 

As we sailed into Cairns, the boats were docked at the Marina.

Then, the cruise liner docked at the cruise terminal in Cairns.

On the other side of the ship is the view of Trinity Forest Reserve.

We could view all the boats docked along the shoreline.

 

Off the Coast

Off the coast near Cairns are Green Island and Fitzroy Island.

And, off the coast of Airlie Beach is Daydream Island.

 

Cairns

Whilst we were docked at the terminal in Cairns, there was low cloud cover. And, Cairns was very hot and humid.

 

Up in Australia's Wet Tropics, you can take a ride in the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway through the tropical rainforest between Smithfield in Cairns to Kuranda.

I got off partway and walk to the Edge Lookout and see Barron Falls. Then, I climbed back on to finish the ride to Kuranda.

At Kuranda Village, I bought some lunch at one of the cafes. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

Then, catch a train, the Kuranda Scenic Railway, back down again.

 

 

 

Boats

1 Boat at the Marina

 

The boats sit at the marina. In the background stands Mt. Whitfield.

Boats Cairns

2 Docked  I

 

The boats are docked at the marina. You can enjoy a day out by the reefs and snorkel.

Harbour

3 Docked  II

 

In Docked II, it has alternative colors of the sky.

Boat

4 Gliding along the river

 

The boats travel up and down the river. They take tourists to Green Island and Fitzroy Island. Where they can spend the day on the islands viewing the reef and the sandy beaches. The waters around Green Island are green.

Seascape

5 Floating Boats

 

You can see the view of the boats with the Trinity Forest Reserve in the background. The view is from the cruise terminal.

Photography by me. Artwork created by me. Jennifer Empey

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What things would you like to do in Cairns?

Have you been to the Great Barrier Reef?

See the boats, would you take a boat or fly from Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef?

 

Are you an adventurous type?

Which activities are you interested in Cairns?

 

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