Situated in the far north of Queensland, Cairns offers the following tourist attractions:
-- Cairns Historical Museum: exhibits on the local maritime history, the aborigines of the nearby tablelands, and the old Palmer River goldfields
-- Rusty's Bazaar: colourful markets with stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to all sorts of foods
-- Undersea World: an aquarium featuring feeding of the sharks several times a day
-- Fleckar Botanical Gardens and the Whitfield Range Environmental Park: the latter features the last existing rainforest area near to Cairns
-- Tjapukai Dance Theatre: a famous Aboriginal dance troupe gives performances of corroborees, as well as demonstration of boomerang throwing and didgeridoo playing.
-- Outdoor Activities: Diving, snorkelling, white-water rafting and more can be enjoyed in the areas around Cairns.
-- Reef Trips: Cruises to outlying islands such as Green Island to see the corals of the Great Barrier Reef