About Cairns & Tropical North Queensland
The Pacific Hotel Cairns is the perfect base from which to explore the world’s most diversely beautiful tropical region.
The Great Barrier Reef
A trip to the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef is a must.
Enjoy a day cruise to one of the Islands, a Coral Cay or to the Outer Barrier Reef. You could even take a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef and tropical Rainforests. Great Barrier Reef Day Tours…
World Heritage Rainforests
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Kuranda Scenic Rail are two spectacular ways to see Tropical North Queensland. Glide over World Heritage rainforest aboard Skyrail, return to Cairns onboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail; an ideal way to experience scenic highlights as you wind your way home through the mountains. Kuranda Day Tours…
There are also many National Parks with walking trails on the Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation and many more. Many 4WD day trips to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest can be booked. Daintree Rainforest Day Tours…
For further information on the ancient Tropical North Queensland’s World Heritage Rainforests please visit the official Wet Tropics website.
The Australian Outback
Discover the genuine Australian Outback, less than 90 minutes drive west of Cairns. Safari tours are a great way to see the Outback. Visit Undara Volcanic National Park and explore the world-renowned Undara Lava Tubes, or take an extended trip to Cooktown, Chillago and the Cape York area.
Take a leisurely stroll along the 2.5 km long Cairns Esplanade.
You’ll find many souvenir and craft shops selling all types of interesting keepsakes. The major shopping centre in the City is Cairns Central, which is a short walk from the Pacific Hotel Cairns.
Local markets are a great place – products range from jewellery and pottery to all sorts of artwork, clothes, homemade food and unique Australian goods.
Cairns Night Markets are open every night from 4pm to 11pm and Rusty’s Markets are open every Fri and Sat from 7am to 3pm and Sundays from 7am to 2pm.