Queensland, the second largest state in Australia, boasts five of the country’s eleven World Natural Heritage Areas and more than 200 national parks. It’s a dream destination with world-class cities, beaches, nature and wildlife.

The tropical city of Cairns is on the east coast of Queensland and best known as the gateway to one of the Wonders of the World—the Great Barrier Reef. Many make it their base for trips around the state to destinations including the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the Kuranda rainforest, and more.

Cairns itself offers palm-lined streets, al fresco dining, and myriad recreation options outdoors and on (or in) the water. Maybe you would like to encounter the unique flora and fauna of Australia, or connect with the culture of the Indigenous people who have lived on this land for more than 40,000 years.

You can access it all through the Cairns Airport, which offers direct flights to seven international and 17 domestic destinations, including all major Australian cities.

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