Negatives of living in Cairns


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    Suburbs in Cairns affected by flooding

    Moving to Cairns and finding the right suburb can be an arduous task, yet it is important to know which suburbs and houses in Cairns are prone to flooding. When it comes to the wet season, Cairns is nothing short of spectacular. The mountains mist up, green tree frogs can be found all over and Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Tropical Ear Infections

    When you are living in Cairns, swimming is often a big part of your lifestyle and with it, you will be faced with new challenges. One of the most constant issues that people face when living in the region is a painful one indeed! We’re talking about tropical ear. Tropical ear (also known as swimmers Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Wait-a-While

    Rainforest walks are amongst some of the most popular things to do in Cairns, yet there are a handful of plants that can make your day of exploration a very painful one. One of note is the wait-a-while plant. Picture yourself on a lovely relaxing walk through a rainforest track. Bird calls are echoing throughout Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Sensitive Weed

    If you are thinking of moving to Cairns or are already living in Cairns, you’re going to come across a weed that will make bindies look like a walk in the park. We’re talking about Sensitive Weed. Sensitive weed is one of those pests in the garden that you will have to deal with all Read More

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    Cairns Weather

    Cairns weather. Beautiful one day… perfect the next. That’s the best way to describe Cairns weather, although, Cairns also has a reputation for its humidity and heavy rainfalls. In fact when you ask people about what they know about Cairns weather and its climate, those are the first topics many will bring up. I can tell Read More

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    The M Suburbs - Suburbs to Avoid in Cairns?

    The M suburbs. If you live in Cairns or are planning to be living in Cairns, you need to know this. There are a handful of suburbs that are constantly raised as ones to avoid, which are the suburbs west of Cairns that start with the letter M. The suburbs include Manunda, Mooroobool and Manoora. These suburbs have 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 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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    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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    Living in Cairns with Mosquito-Borne Diseases

    Living in Cairns comes with its bonuses, however there are a few negatives and one of these are mosquito-borne diseases. When living in Cairns, you will be reminded how pesky mosquitoes are. This is not everywhere and primarily due to humidity and wet, however there are going to be times when you have encounters with Read More