Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is a unique environment, renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts more than two million domestic and international visitors each year.
We have some of the most beautiful parks and beaches in Queensland. Swimming enclosures are provided at most beaches during the dangerous marine stinger season - typically from November to May (subject to seasonal variability). View the current beaches status.
For everything you need to plan your next holiday to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef - brochures, destinations, activities, events, accommodation, booking services and more:
- visit the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tropical North Queensland official website
- phone 1800 093 300
- email email@example.com
- use the free Tropical North Queensland mobile app official guide to our region (available for iPhone and Android).
The Cairns region is characterised by two seasons – the wet summer season, which begins around November and ends around May, and the dry winter season. Being a monsoonal climate, most rainfall occurs between January and March. The cyclone season is normally confined to between December and April.
Typical daytime temperatures range from 14 to 26C (52-78F) in mid-Winter/dry season, and 24 to 33C (75-91F) in mid-Summer/ wet season.
The Dangerous Marine Stinger season typically runs from November to May (subject to seasonal variability). View current beaches status.
Current weather for Cairns at 8:00pm ESTTemperature: 23.1°C
Feels like: 23.1°C
Dew point: 19.9°C
Relative humidity: 82%
Wind: N at 0 km/h, gusting to 0 km/h
Rain: 0.0mm since 9am
Cairns weather forecastSunday
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