The Destination - Cairns
Nestled on the coast of Far North Queensland, the city is tucked between the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea and the lush rolling downs of the Atherton Tableland to the west.
Cairns is home to people from all corners of the world and is renowned for its fantastic climate and awe-inspiring scenic attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest.
Cairns has an estimated population of 130,594 which is growing at an average rate of 1.8 per cent per year. With a number of private English language colleges in the city CBD and an English Language Centre at James Cook University which caters to over 400 international students enrolled at the university, Cairns is the regional hub for English language instruction. The JCU campus is located 15 kilometres north of the city centre near the northern beaches, and is surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains.
Cairns is the jewel in the crown of Australia's natural attractions … there is something here for everyvisitor to enjoy!
There is something here for everyone … from adrenaline-charged adventures like diving, white-water rafting and bungy jumping to more gentle pursuits like birdwatching, hiking, gourmet restaurants or just sitting under a palm tree sipping a cocktail.