About Cairns

Facts, figures & history

The Cairns region is located within on a narrow coastal strip between the Great Dividing Range and the Coral Sea, and is part of Australia’s Wet Tropics. More

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Sister cities

Sister Cities foster meaningful links with communities in other countries, promote international goodwill and share economic, community, cultural and social interaction. More

Large number of people doing an Active Living class at Fogarty Park
Things to do

Council provides a wide range of sporting, cultural, recreational and nature-based facilities for our residents - and they are all open to visitors. More

The iconic Cairns fish sculpture in the Esplanade Lagoon
Tourist information

The only place in the world where two World Heritage areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest - the Cairns region attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. More

The Cairns region is famous for its tropical beaches

Located in the Tropics, Cairns has a wet and dry season (rather than spring, summer, autumn and winter) with day time temperatures ranging from 24C in the dry to 33C in the wet. More

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Weddings landing page for the Cairns Regional Council facilities that hold weddings More

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Online maps

Through Maps Online you can view a range of different mapping layers by clicking on one of the images. A brief description of the mapping layers available can be found below each image. More

Last updated: 18 March 2015