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Cairns


Cairns is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city's estimated population was 128,284, as of 2005.

Cairns was originally founded in 1876. The city was named after William Wellington Cairns, who was the Governor of Queensland.

Cairns has a tropical climate and is less than an hour by boat from the Great Barrier Reef. Additionally, less than 80 miles (130 kilometers) to the North, are tropical rainforst areas in Daintree National PArk and Cape Tribulation. As a result, Cairns has become a popular tourist destination, and several small theme parks have been constructed in the area.

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Lonely Planet East Coast Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Peter Dragicevich, Trent Holden, Charles Rawlings-Way & Tom Spurling

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Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Tamara Sheward & Donna Wheeler

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef 8 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, walk through the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, then surf and play on the Gold Coast; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef and begin your journey now!

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  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cinema, music, politics, climate change, outdoor activities
  • Covers Brisbane, Gold Coast, Noosa, Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Townsville, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef , our most comprehensive guide to Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on Brisbane? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Pamela Harris

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is often showcased in magazines like National Geographic and Travel and Leisure. One of the world’s best and most accessible coral reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is also the only natural structure on earth that is visible from outer space. Located off the coast of Queensland, it has 2,900 individual coral reefs and over 900 islands covering 2,600 sq. km, making it the planet’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site. Cairns is located close to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. It is the gateway to the region and attracts snorkelers, scuba divers, cruise ship visitors, and fishing enthusiasts.

Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

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Australia Travel Guide: Typical Costs & Money Tips, Sightseeing, Wilderness, Day Trips, Cuisine, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Canberra, Cairns and more

By Lucas Anderson

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TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Queensland, Australia: Including the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Outback Queensland, Sunshine Coast & more!

By Terrance Zepke

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Cairns Australia Travel Journal: Lined Writing Notebook Journal for Cairns Australia

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A high quality Cairns Australia Travel Journal designed to make traveling light a breeze. Perfect size for travel, 100 pages and a glossy cover for easy packing. Throw it into your purse, a small backpack, or into your suitcase. An ideal notebook for writing down your memories and bringing them home to read in the years to come. Have a wonderful trip to Cairns Australia!

City Maps Cairns Australia

By James McFee

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City Maps Cairns Australia
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City Maps Cairns Australia is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Cairns adventure :)

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The Australia Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Created using durable coated paper, this map of Australia is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it's the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.

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