Cairns & what to do there?

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1. Posted by chelseakyp (Budding Member 86 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello everybody..

Myself and a friend are going to be staying in Cairns for a few months from July and wanted some tips on ''must do'' things here? & is it pretty easy to get jobs here?


2. Posted by mad_sheep (Inactive 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey chelseakyp,

haven't been up north qld way for a few years, but definately have a look at heading out to the barrier reef from cairns and snorkelling/diving - it's beautiful, especially in july when there are no nasty jellyfish. there is also a scenic railway that runs from cairns up to a little town in the mountains called kuranda which is well worth the effort - nice scenery, but it can be a bit touristy.

cairns itself is a pretty busy spot, i don't know about getting jobs but i imagine there would be a big industry in hospitality and tourism up that way.

hope that helps

3. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hire yourself a car and head up to port douglas,daintree and cape tribulation for a couple of's beautiful up there.
loads of rainforest walks and great beaches.
have fun

4. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You will have no trouble getting bar/restuarant work, its everywhere!!
Kuranda is very nice, as are ptdouglas and cape trib, also check out the falls in the atherton tablelands, and there is a crystal "cave" in atherton itself that was very pretty.

There is heaps to do- white water rafting, scuba diving, sky diving, water skiing, the nightlife is great, there is a public swimming pool in the centre of town on the beach which is cool. There are brochures for stuff to do everywhere, u won't have any troublefinding stuff to do.

Enjoy! one of my favorite places ever, will be heading back in about a year.