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People have been flocking to Cairns in search of treasure since the first gold rush. However, today prospectors come to mine the abundance of natural and environmental treasures that surround the city. With the tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in close proximity, Cairns attracts a young and intrepid crowd that adds to the vibrancy of this lively and welcoming city.


Population 130.000
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Generally stores & shopping mall are opened 7 days a week, late night shopping on a Thursday night until 9 pm. Sunday from 4–5 pm. Closed only Christmas Day.
Newspapers The Cairns Post
The Cairns Sun
Emergency numbers 000 (Police, Fire and Ambulance)
Tourist information Cairns & Tropical North Visitor Information Centre
51 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870
Open 7 days from 8.30 am–6.30 pm. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Years Day.
+61 7 4051 3588