About Cairns


Rainforestation Nature Park is located in Kuranda village which is a vibrant and picturesque mountain retreat just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest.  Historic buildings from the village’s past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other venues and attractions in the region. There is so much to do in Cairns, Kuranda and its surrounds.

Why not book a tour with Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters and explore the region. You can also visit our other wildlife nature parks including Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, the Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome situated in the Cairns CBD on top of The Reef Hotel Casino and Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas.

To help you plan activities during your stay, we have provided below weather and other information about Cairns that you might find useful:

Airport Drive Time & Flight Details

Airport to Cairns: 10 minutes / 7km.

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Bank & Shopping Hours

Banks are generally open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
ATMs are available 24 hours / 7 days.
General shopping centre hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday; 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday, although some centres are open later on Thursday evenings.
Independent shops are often closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, with most shops closed on Public Holidays.

Lagoon / Esplanade

Stretching 2.5km along the foreshore of the Cairns CBD, the Esplanade has bike and foot paths, as well as children’s playgrounds, a skateboard park, volleyball courts, exercise areas, barbeques and the Cairns Lagoon.


Cairns is located on the north east coast of Queensland; a two-hour flight from Brisbane, or a three-hour flight from Sydney and Melbourne.

Our Top Ten Things to do in Tropical North Queensland

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Big Cat Green Island Cruises

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome

Wooroonooran Safaris

Jungle Tours & Trekking

Ocean Safari

Rainforestation Nature Park

Reef Magic Cruises

Tropic Wings Cairns Tours

Wildlife Habitat

Reef Fleet Terminal

Located at the southern end of the Esplanade, this is the primary departure point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef.

Temperature / Seasons

Spring / Summer (September – March)
Daytime 31°C / Evening 28°C

Autumn / Winter (April – August)
Daytime 28°C / Evening 21°C


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