Wildlife and Nature in Cairns


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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

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    Cairns Travel Video Guide

    Thinking about holidaying in Cairns or making the move to start living in Cairns? Looking for things to do in Cairns or find more information on some of the hot spots in Cairns? Here’s a promotion video that will give you a good idea about what it is like to live in Cairns, featuring the 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

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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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    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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    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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    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