For most people, travelling is just a hobby. It is a way of escape for individuals who want a change in their monotonous life.
But travelling is a life’s work. Traversing to different places and unravelling the beauty of nature is what every traveller aspires to achieve.
One of the many places travellers want to explore is Cairns, a regional city situated in the far northern part of Queensland, Australia. Named after William Wellington Cairns, the city was first known as Trinity Bay, a name given by James Cook when he first sited the area in 1770. Its first inhabitants are the Mandingalbay Yidinji and the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji tribe.
Step into the city and mingle with fellow travellers as you book a room at the Global Palace, a hostel perched right at the city centre with an access to most of the city’s renowned stops. Pay homage to the heroes of World War I who sacrificed their lives for freedom at the Cairns War Memorial, a cenotaph crowned by a statue of a digger.
Visit Cooktown and join the throng of tourists as they go through the day’s itineraries. The guided tours include a trail hike to Mount Cook National Park, an underwater experience at the Cobia Hole, a total relaxation at the Lizard Island and a breezy stroll to Cooktown’s famous lighthouse.
The city of Cairns is famous for its tropical weather and water sceneries. That’s why a trip to the beach is a must. Choose from Cairns’ several beachfronts such as the Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach and the Palm Cove. Ride glass-bottomed boats and have a closer look at the Great Barrier Reef, still known as of today as the world’s biggest coral reef system made by living organisms. And while you’re at it, hop to the Green Island and spend a day enjoying their opulent yet meritorious accommodations.
Before leaving the city, don’t miss the chance to visit the Cairns Museum, the Daintree Rainforest, the Whitsunday Islands, the Lagoon and the Cairns Marina for its beautiful sunset view.
Cairns is a treasure to be explored. The landmarks and water sceneries offer a glimpse of nature’s aesthetic vista. Visit Cairns and go on a road trip to witness the many faces of the metropolitan’s picturesque views both above and under water.