Advantages: gateway to areas of stunning, natural beauty Disadvantages: lack of history, no real beaches
...Cairns is a strange place in that you do not really go to Cairns to experience Cairns. It is more of a focal point for exploring other areas around it. That is to say that Cairns has not got lots of attractions in it's own right because it has but the vast majority of visitors will use it as a stopping off place to see both Cairns and other attractions. After our trip to Ayers Rock, Cairns was...
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Review of Cairns (Australia)
Advantages: The edge of the real Australia Disadvantages: Long way up there
...Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the only reason to stop here, now a collection of backpackers and medium sized hotels mingled in with the residents abodes crowding around the harbor and increasingly pushing back and concreting over the forest to facilitate holidaymakers to enjoy the reef. It was originally a gold rush town for the miners to head out to the Hodgkinson goldfields...
Advantages: Fabulous location, lovely hotel, stonking breakfasts Disadvantages: Expensive if you don't get a good offer - I wouldn't have paid double
...For me, planning a holiday can be almost as much fun as going on one but the one area that drags me down every time is trying to find hotels. For our trip to Australia last summer we were in the lucky position of only needing to find hotels to cover 3 nights in Cairns since the rest of the time we'd be either on a plane getting there or back, on a boat on the Great Barrier Reef or staying with my...