There is nothing like traveling with your family to unknown places and to must-see destinations around the world. One such place is Australia, the land down under. The country is famous for mixing contemporary luxuries with their love for nature and the wildlife.
When you and your family find yourselves in Australia, you can completely immerse yourself in the country’s tropical vibe once you visit Cairns. It is where the modern city meets lush greenery and the turquoise waters of the sea. Sites that can be found in Cairns have been named a UNESCO World Heritage treasure because they offer a unique kind of adventure, one filled with wondrous views of nature.
If you want a fun family time, you can visit a cinema in Cairns or maybe try delectable seafood fare, but here we list down some activities your family will definitely enjoy doing in this amazing city.
The Great Barrier Reef
Of course, a Cairns trip is not complete without going to The Great Barrier Reef, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is the world’s largest coral reef, made up of almost 3000 individual reefs that spans 133, 000 square miles of area, even visible from outer space! You and your family can go on a boat trip to the reef and snorkel or dive to see diverse marine life flourishing in The Great Barrier Reef. If diving in is not your thing, you can get a helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of the Outer Barrier Reef.
If you think Cairns is only about that tropical heat, you definitely need to visit the Atherton Tableland to enjoy a cooler climate, with a stunning view to boot. This Cairns highlands stands 3280 above sea level and has a very charming vibe to it. You will see the Tarzali Lakes platypus park, an 800-year old curtain fig tree, and a 10-mile waterfall circuit.
Learn Aboriginal Culture
Australia wants everyone to learn about the culture and history that lives on its land, and part of this is educating people about the aboriginal culture. You and your family can get an authentic Australian indigenous experience with a lively display of music, dance, and storytelling. And you can experience all of these at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where the oldest living culture in the world lives.
This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Daintree Rainforest is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest and is the oldest lowland rainforest on Earth, dating back at 135 million years old. It is home to a diverse range of creatures like a tree-dwelling kangaroos and shelters endangered species such as the cassowary. You can either have a Daintree River cruise for a more relaxed setting, or trek the rainforest and find yourself enjoying Cape Tribulation.
Cairns is definitely a paradise on Earth, and visiting it with your family makes it even more special. So grab your trail mix and head off to a unique adventure and truly immerse yourself in nature.