Negatives of living in Cairns


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    Driving in Cairns Peak Hour Traffic

    When you’re living in Cairns, you are most probably going to have to deal with peak hour traffic. Some days are good, some are absolutely terrible. Generally if you live in Cairns on the Northern beaches you are going to have to drive through a few bottlenecks. Here’s some footage of what it’s like driving in Read More

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    Living in Cairns with Cane Toads

    When you live in Cairns, there is one animal that you are most certainly going to come across, the cane toad. Cane toads are everywhere and although there are reports that their numbers are on the decline, cane toads are in plentiful numbers, wherever you go. Originally introduced to Australia from Hawaii in 1935 as Read More

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    Crime in Cairns

    When you live in Cairns you are not impervious to crime. It’s everywhere and although not rampant like it is in big cities like Sydney, where they appear to have lost control, you will probably see crime in Cairns, know a victim or be a victim of it yourself. [divider]

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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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    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 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