Founded in 1876 and named after the governor of Queensland-William Wellington Cairns. Initially aimed at serving miners from Hodgkinson river but later developed into a rail head and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold and metals, minerals and agricultural products.Cairns is a modern and vibrant city and a perfect gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Daintree Rain forest. A city in tropical north Queensland and the 5th most populous in Queensland and 14th in overall Australia.
Cairns is a popular tourist’s destination and the 4thmost popular destination for international tourists in Australia because of its tropical climate, tropical rain forest and Great barrier reef -which is a seven natural wonders of the world. Cairns is surrounded by natural beauty and the only place in the world to have 2 world heritage listed areas. Cairns is a perfect destination for adventure lovers with numerous tours and activities from rafting to bungee jumping and skydiving and many more for its visitors.
Being a popular tourist destination, tourism play a major role in the economy of Cairns and is the 4th most popular tourist destination for international tourists.