Escorted Rail Tours to Cairns
Discover Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation
James Cook discovered Cairns in 1770, inhabited by Walubarra Yidniji people prior to any European settlement. It was not until years later that the potential for a port was identified and in 1876 Cairns was used to export gold and other metals, minerals, agricultural products and sugarcane from the Atherton Tableland region.
The city of Cairns has recently been renovated to enhance its image and provide a relaxing place for tourists and locals. Cairns Esplanade, once a huge grassy park, now features a world-class facility incorporating an outdoor amphitheatre, a large sandy swimming lagoon, grassy picnic areas, walking tracks, free public barbeques, children's playground, shops and restaurants, and an environmental interpretation centre.
Cairns is also a hub to the attractions of Far North Queensland, and your options here are many and varied. Explore the many opportunities that north Queensland has to offer. Take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree National Park or visit Cape Tribulation.