Living in Cairns Pros and Cons


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    Drink Driving Culture in Cairns

    Cairns comes with a certain type of lifestyle that some residents take to the extreme. Unfortunately, one of these is drink driving. When you’re living in Cairns you’ll soon catch on that Cairns is notorious for it. So notorious that it has reached near epidemic status. You see, the thing about living in the tropics Read More

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    Living in Cairns with a Pool

    If you’re playing with the idea of living in Cairns, you are most certainly going to need a pool, especially in the Summer time. There is literally nothing worse than being in Cairns on a stinking hot day and not being able to cool off in your own pool. It makes a world of difference. Read More

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    Live in Cairns? Air Conditioning Essential!

    Want to live in Cairns? Well… you better make sure that you have the right air conditioning or your first Summer could possibly ruin your first Summer in the beautiful tropics. When it comes to Cairns Summers, humidity and the wet season, an air conditioner is absolutely mandatory. In fact, let us rephrase that. “Air conditioning” Read More

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    Cairns Beaches Stinger Season

    Swimming at beaches is one of the most popular things to do in Cairns, simply because there are so many beaches to choose from, many uncrowded. However, one of the downsides when you live in Cairns or are visiting Cairns is having to put up with stingers. Nasty aquatic pests that invade the coast line every Read More

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    A big draw back of living in Kuranda

    Kuranda is a lovely suburb. We’ve written articles about it before and if you’ve read them, you would know how big a fan we are of the sleepy village in the rainforest. However, living in Kuranda has a very massive drawback. It’s the getting to and from there. Kennedy Highway (known as the Kuranda Range) Read More

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    Cairns Suburbs Affected by Airport Noise Pollution

    If you’re looking to live in Cairns, you need to me made aware of the suburbs in Cairns that are affected by aircraft noise pollution. After all, you are probably moving to Cairns for some peace and quiet and the last thing you want is the sound of planes ruining your chill vibe! Although, there Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Geckos

    When you live in Cairns, you have made the choice to also live with an abundance of wildlife. Although some are more common than others, the gecko is the most common of all. Geckos are everywhere in Cairns. Outside your house, in your garage or shed, in the garden and very often in your own Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Crocodiles

    Living in Cairns has its merits and positives, yet it also has its dangers and none are more dangerous than crocodiles. If you’ve come from a sub-tropical, mild or cold climate, you would have never had to deal with the concept of living with crocodiles. For our team here, many took a while to adjust Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Green ants

    For those that are living in Cairns, weird and wonderful insects are an everyday part of life and Green ants are one of those insects that are in abundance. Found in your common garden, in the streets, parks and the bush, the Green ant (also known as the Weaver ant) has thrived in Cairns and Read More

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    Living in Cairns with mould

    Living in Cairns and the tropics provides a fantastic lifestyle. Warm weather all year round and even when it rains, it’s still warm. Yet with heat and the damp comes a real challenge for those that reside in Cairns. Mould! Mould is by far one of the most common issues that residents of Cairns face Read More