Living in Cairns Pros and Cons


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    Living in Cairns with Wildlife

    Many choose to start living in Cairns for the relaxing lifestyle, some for the endless Summer and others for the feeling of closeness to nature. That is one redeeming feature about Cairns that people should consider before moving to Cairns. Cairns is certainly no major city like Sydney or Brisbane. It is overall unspoiled and the harmony Read More

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    Working in Cairns

    Cairns has a population of around 170,000 (a debatable figure), yet it is still relatively small in comparison to larger cities such as Brisbane or Sydney. This size can limit the type of work available in Cairns, however there is work if you are contemplating on living in Cairns. Before we start though,  we want Read More

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    Cairns Sea Change Tree Change

    We all know that Cairns is a fantastic place to holiday, however it’s also fantastic for those wanting to make a sea change or a tree change. Did you know that ten of thousands of Australians think about making a sea change or tree change every year? Of those only a small percentage have the opportunity Read More

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    Cairns Community and People

    We may come across as biased because we are living in Cairns and many of us were born here, however we have to stress just how amazing the community spirit is in Cairns. We often think about why it is the way it is. Perhaps its the coming together due to the exposure to natural Read More

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    Tips for Driving in Cairns

    Cairns can get busy during the peak seasons and for locals and the people that live in Cairns it can be a little overwhelming. Compared to big cities like Sydney or Melbourne though, the traffic is nothing to write home about. Regardless, there is a growing culture of road rage and terrible driving in Cairns Read More

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    Living in Cairns with beautiful mountains

    Mountains in Cairns. There is certainly no shortage. Cairns is notorious for its stunning surrounding landscapes, which, even after a few years of living in Cairns, continue to amaze locals, let alone tourists. Wherever you are in Cairns, there is a strong possibility that you are going to be able to walk into your backyard Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Peak Hour Traffic

    Yes! When you’re living in Cairns you do get peak hour traffic! Due to the explosion in population growth over the last few years (and the lack of planning) Cairns peak hour traffic can get beyond ridiculous, especially when there is an accident. Traffic heading to the southern suburbs of Cairns can make living in Cairns daunting, however the biggest issue with traffic Read More

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    A History of Cairns

    Cairns has come a long way from the gold mine town it once was, now a tourism giant in Australia drawing more than 2 million people a year to its shores. Yet, before Cairns became a hot international tourism destination, it was a small sleepy town. Check out the video and travel through time as you view a Read More

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    Cairns Summer, humidity and the wet season

    Cairns Summers. Man! For those living in Cairns, they really do separate the men from the mice. Cairns Summers are notorious for breaking people. Many that move to Cairns have this perception of heat (and more importantly of humidity)  but when they experience it first hand, it’s truly an eye opener. Unless you have come from Read More

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    Cairns, Australia - A video presentation

    Interested in things to do in Cairns but looking for a more visual experience before you book your tours? Check out this video, presented by the acclaimed Dr. Jo Rush. It will give you a good visual perspective of some of the more popular things to do in Cairns, including the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Barron Falls, Kuranda, Skyrail,  Tjapukai, reefs Read More