Considered to be the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is known to be the 4th most popular destination in Australia. Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland and is the perfect place to start your campervan adventure.
Cairns is located on the coastal strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range and has access to some amazing views. Cairns is also home to the world heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest which is only 2 hours north of Cairns. The rainforest is home to some of the most diverse plants and animals that you can imagine including the tree-dwelling kangaroo or the endangered cassowary.
For thrill-seekers, there are plenty of activities to get your heart racing. Cairns has some of the best whitewater rafting rapids in Australia located on the Tully or Barron rivers. There are also plenty of opportunities to go Tandem skydiving, with aerial views of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Other activities also include Bungee jumping, hang-gliding, and quad biking.
From Cairns, there are many popular road trips for you to experience. Going north will take you up to Cooktown and Somerset, South along the coastline to head into Townsville, or inland to go into the outback of Northern Territory.
So whether you are looking for adventure, relaxing, or scenery to take your breath away, Cairns will have something for everyone. Make sure to include Cairns in your motorhome hire or campervan experience.
If you need any assistance with planning your trip, our friendly staff can offer expert advice on Travelling in Queensland. Additionally, there are plenty of helpful pointers on our Travel Info page including driving tips, what to bring, and liability reduction.