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Cairns epitomises Australia’s laid-back and casual lifestyle. The tropical climate means light, casual clothes, balmy nights under the stars and plenty of opportunity to sit under a shady tree and enjoy a cool drink. The Australian tropics are spectacular in their diversity, offering stunning environmental treasures and exhilarating adventure opportunities.

The gorgeous Great Barrier Reef is not only the world’s largest marine park, but is so big it’s visible from space! But wait, there’s more: Tropical North Queensland is home to not one but two sublime natural phenomena. As well as the famed GBR there’s the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest around Daintree and Cape Tribulation. This is the birthplace of the world’s first flowering plants and is home to a unique array of flora and fauna.

During the hotter months the tropics are home to fierce sunshine, box jellyfish (known as marine stingers), salt-water crocodiles and mosquitoes. So, buy yourself a wide-brimmed hat, take note of safe-swimming signs and prepare for an awesome holiday.

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