Reasons To Visit Cairns
Although Cairns is perhaps best known globally for its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the city itself offers a lot more with its many top-quality restaurants and bars, beautiful natural areas and an excellent selection of museums and art galleries. In addition to the things to do around the city, Cairns is a popular base for thrillseekers looking to enjoy some of the spectacular activities in the region whether it’s hiking or scuba diving. There are also many opportunities to go wildlife spotting in places such as Mount Lewis, or you can choose to soak up the city nightlife at one of its excellent bars.
Arriving In Cairns
Cairns Airport is located just 7 km away from the center of Cairns and ranks as the seventh busiest airport in Australia. If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Cairns you will need to make a stopover somewhere as there are no carriers providing direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. Cairns Airport has connections to a broad range of airports, so travelers from the UAE can make the journey with only a single transfer.
When your flight has touched down at the airport you can find buses which can take you into the city if you don’t want to pay for a taxi. During your time at the airport you can find plenty of amenities and services at the airport including restaurants and cafés alongside retail and duty-free shopping to help pass the time. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi for up to one hour at a time and is also home to a few luxurious airport lounges. There are plenty of car rental agencies at Cairns Airport available in both terminals, so it is simple to rent your own vehicle as soon as you have landed.
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Cairns Travel Information
As a UAE national traveling to Australia, you will have to arrange a visa first before traveling to the country. In Cairns the weather is at its warmest between December and February when you can expect average highs of around 31 degrees. However, be advised that the region experiences a rainy season beginning in November and continuing through until April. If you would rather visit when things are cooler and drier then try to make your trip sometime between June and October.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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