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Looking to start living in Cairns? Maybe playing with the notion of moving to Cairns for a new sea change and/or tree change? The tropics are a truly amazing place to reside, however there are some pros and cons that come with the lifestyle.

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    When is the best time to go to Cairns?

    When is the best time to go to Cairns? We get asked this question all the time, so let’s cover this topic once and for all! Whether you’re on a holiday or moving to start living in Cairns, the best time has to be late Autumn early Winter. Simply because the weather is the most clement that Read More

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    Cairns Northern Beaches Peak Hour Shortcut

    If you’re living in Cairns on the Northern Beaches, you probably have to put up with peak hour traffic. For the population size, the traffic is disproportionately excessive and this is due to the population explosion and lack of government spending to accommodate the growth. Yet, there are some things you can do to make Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Wallabies

    When you’re living in Cairns, you have to expect an abundance of nature. It comes with the territory and wallabies are no exception. You will find wallabies all over Cairns, except perhaps when you get into the heart of town. They seem to favour suburbs that have bush, cane fields and open parks / grasslands. Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Cyclones

    Cairns is in a cyclone zone. When you’re living in Cairns, you live with cyclones. Although not “common”, they can have a massive impact on whether you choose to live in Cairns. In 2011 Cairns experienced a massive cyclone… Cyclone Yasi. A Category 5 behemoth, of which was forecast to deliver extraordinary destruction. The QLD government Read More

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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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    Yorkeys Knob

    The Northern beaches of Cairns are littered with beautiful suburbs, yet Yorkeys Knob is often overlooked. Why? Simply because many people believe that the entire suburb is riddled with noise pollution from the Cairns Airport incoming aircraft flight path. We’re going to let you in on a secret… a good deal of it isn’t, yet Read More