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Situated on the East coast of Australia in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is the perfect Australian location for lovers of warm weather with average temperatures of 24 - 31°C. Cairns holidays and flights provide visitors with an alternative Australian holiday with the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving rainforest in the world being only a coach ride away. Cairns is a modern city surrounded by nature with rainforests, coral reefs and gardens providing a scenic backdrop to the shops, offices and suburbs.
Day cruises on the world’s largest coral reef system, The Great Barrier Reef provide an incredible sea life adventure with a semi-submerged submarine providing a coral viewing tour with snorkelling opportunities also available. Explore this natural wonder for yourself with an all inclusive Cairns holiday and flight package from Abbey Travel.
Sightseers will be delighted at the variety of ways to view the natural wonders around Cairns including an incredible hot air balloon ride over The Atherton Tableland, a helicopter tour over the Great Barrier Reef and a night walking tour of the city.
It’s not all nature and sightseeing in Cairns. The city has an electrifying nightlife scene with Grafton and Shields Streets providing the greatest variety of bars and clubs to party in until the early hours of the morning. Cairns holidays and flights from Ireland are an excellent opportunity to enjoy some of Australia’s greatest natural wonders, without sacrificing the perks of a city break.
The palm lined beaches of Cairns are a tropical paradise for visitors, with warm clear waters and soft white sands. If that sounds tempting, remember that Abbey Travel provide cheap Cairns flight and holiday packages from Dublin.
Cairns has a tropical climate with little distinction between the seasons. Temperatures are warm to hot all year round, with the occasional cold snap during June and July. The rainy season is between November and May, characterised by sudden heavy falls and occasional tropical cyclones. Generally though, blue skies, sunshine, gentle breezes and pleasantly warm temperatures are the order of most days.
English is the official language of Australia.
The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies.
Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.