The best time to visit Cairns, from past experience, would be the winter seasons (June, July, August). Although it may be muggy and humid, the temperatures are definitely more preferable than the scorching summers.
Cairns is a great base to visit other features of tropical North Queensland. From Cairns, the small town of Port Douglas sits 70km to the North and is a very popular destination for tourists and holidaymakers. This in mainly due to its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and laid back beach town atmosphere. Drive another 10km north and you’ll find Mossman gorge and the Daintree National Park, a lush rainforest perfect for camping, walking, and cycling.
Cairns is not without its unique wildlife, either.
In 1935, Cane toads were brought over from Hawaii and released into Northern Queensland, in an attempt to eliminate the sugar cane beetles, which were ruining the sugar cane plants. Since then, Cane toads have over populated significantly and are now considered a pest. These unattractive amphibians and can be found all over Northern Queensland. Other, more appealing animals, which can be found in this region, include The Green Tree Frogs, Dingoes, Koalas, Kangaroos, plus many more.
Cairns has plenty of job opportunities, and is a fantastic place to get some experience in your field. AA Education Network can easily assist you in finding employment that suits you within Cairns.
If you have your heart set on Studying in Cairns, whether it be High School, University, or learning a language, AA Education Network can help you find appropriate courses, and the best part? You get to live in a tropical paradise while you learn.
Wondering what you might need to pack for the unusual Cairns climate?
Here’s a list of the top five must-have items to make sure you pack!
Sunscreen. The Australian sun is very strong, with Skin Cancer and Melanoma’s a leading killer in Australia. For this reason, you’ll want to pack a good SPF 30+
Thongs. Yes, the type for your feet. Thongs are a very popular trend in Australia, and in hot climate usually the preferable type of footwear.
Swimwear. The best way to cool of after a hot and humid day is definitely swimming. Whether in the Ocean or a pool, bathers are a must!
Insect repellent. ‘Mozzies’, more commonly known as mosquitoes, love the warm weather and usually come out around dusk. Without some sort of repellent you’ll wake up the next morning covered in bites, and very itchy.
Water Bottle. In the heat you can get dehydrated quickly, its recommended that you have a reliable water bottle with you when you leave the house.
Hat and Sunnies. Both of these are equally important, to protect from the Aussie sun. The last thing you want on your holiday is to get burnt, so taking all the necessary precautions to avoid too much sun exposure will optimize you’re stay in Cairns.