Cairns in Tropical North Queensland offers a beautiful tropical winter climate which is coming into its own right now and should continue for at least another four months. Clear warm days, comfortable nights, low humidity, perfect for getting out and exploring this amazing holiday region.
The Great Barrier Reef during Winter
The world famous Great Barrier Reef is on our doorstep, with amazing opportunities to be enthralled by the whole new world that awaits below the surface of the crystal clear water. There’s an endless variety of colourful hard and soft coral, and all manner of fish and sea creatures who seem to understand that we are just there to watch and wonder.
The water temperature during winter is a very comfortable 24 degrees and you don’t even need to be a diver to capture the moment. It’s all there just under the surface so you can enjoy the Reef by snorkelling. But if you prefer to keep your feet dry you can see it all from the semi-submersible viewing boats. Also the stingers are not around during this time so it is not necessary to wear the stinger or wet suits.
The Daintree Rainforest in Winter
Just up the road is the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest reserve. You can drive yourself, or even better, take one of the day tours on offer. The tour guides have a full knowledge of the region and know where the rain forest delights are hidden.
They enhance the experience with their expertise in flora and fauna that abounds throughout the area, from the mighty crocodile to the tiniest butterfly, from the centuries old trees to the most delicate flower. They will show you the relationship between it all, and how every part relies on the other parts to flourish in the wonderful part of the world. Not only that, they are pretty good cooks as well.
Cairns Central City Accommodation
Speaking of good cooks, when you return to Cairns at the end of the day you are faced with the choice of which of the wide range of fine restaurants will the one you select tonight. Every delicious ethnic cuisine that you can think of is nearby, or if you are worn out from your day trip, just pick up the phone and enjoy a relaxing dinner in the comfort of your own Cairns Accommodation. Mid City Luxury Suites offers great accommodation in the heart of Cairns city. Choose from 1 or 2 bedroom fully self contained and serviced apartments situated opposite the shopping precinct and train station and within walking distance to the Cairns Esplanade and casino, the prefect location for your next north Queensland holiday.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring….