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QUEENSLAND - CAIRNS

Cairns was named after William Wellington Cairns (the Governor of Queensland at the time) and a principal sugar port of Australia as well as being the gateway to tropical North Queensland.

Cairns is a popular tourist location due to its warm climate and proximity to natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

As well as natural attractions such as beaches, Cairns city is a thriving centre with a variety of restaurants, cafes and entertainment.

The Cairns City Esplanade is a scenic promenade that stretches for 2.5km and includes a swimming lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, BBQ areas and a children's water park.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world measuring 2011km in length and 72 km across and is a World Heritage Area.

There are an estimated 1,500 species of fish, over 300 species of corals living in the Barrier Reef.

The average annual temperatures are a maximum of 33°C and has 300 days of sunshine a year!

STUDY IN CAIRNS AT:
• JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

ABOUT CAIRNS

  • 1,700 km from Brisbane
  • 2,420 km from Sydney
  • Population of 158,700
  • Approximately 2 million tourists visit Cairns each year


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