The city of Cairns
It was originally built on a mangrove marsh, surrounded by numerous rivers, and the hills which form the beginning of the mountain range which traverses the rainforest and then heads inland to the Outback in the heart of the country.
To the north are Port Douglas, Daintree (see Daintree River), Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, and the Cape York Peninsula.
With a population of 130,000 residents, Cairns is the number one destination of many travelers and offers a variety of tours, activities, visits and expeditions. The most attractive being the Great Barrier Reef.
Numerous shops, restaurants, night-clubs, and pubs, omnipresent, are reason enough for its attractiveness.
Be careful, whatever you do, to do some price comparing.
Cairns is a very alive city with plenty of choices for activities day and night.
The city's architecture is a mixture of old colonial architecture, mostly from the 1920's and very modern buildings.