Cairns – A Tropical Paradise

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Cairns are a city in the state of Queensland, Australia. The city that lies in the Far North Queensland is irrigated by Barron River and Mulgrave River that runs through the greater Cairns. The city has numerous attractions including beaches, mountainous rainforests, and a lagoon. During our visit to this tropical city, we got engrossed in lots of outdoor activities. Listed below are the best places that made our stay truly memorable.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Cairns Botanic Gardens located in 64 Collins Avenue was our first destination in the city. The place houses a well-kept group of tropical gardens with tree groves, Centenary lakes, and lots of tropical flora. The place would give you the illusion of being in a beautiful tropical jungle. The entry was totally free and we walked around for hours.  It is a great location for a family outing and the experience was extremely relaxing. The Gondwanan Heritage Garden, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, and the famous Rainforest Boardwalk are some of the top attractions in this place.

Muddy’s Playground

If you are looking for pure fun, you should not miss out on Muddy’s Playground. It is one of the best children’s amusement parks in Australia. So if you have kids on board, this place can definitely impress them beyond their imagination.  The place offers lots of water games, slides, track rides, and playhouses. There is a cafe inside the playground that offers great food. Muddy’s Playground is one of the few family amusement centers in Australia that do not charge any admission fees.

Josephine Falls

Located in Wooroonooran National Park, Josephine Falls is a beautiful tiered cascade waterfall located at the foot of Mount Bartle Frere. The multitier falls constitute a breathtaking view. Many tourists hike their way through the tropical parkland to get a glimpse of these amazing waterfalls. We found the journey to be a bit tiring but it was definitely worth the efforts.