Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef - Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest chapter from Lonely Planet’s East Coast Australia guidebook.

Tropical, touristy Cairns is an unmissable stop on any east coast traveller’s itinerary. Experi-enced divers and first-time toe-dippers swarm to the steamy city for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • dive, snorkel and swim among the fish, turtles and multicoloured corals at the Great Barrier Reef
  • maps
  • walk alongside Mossman Gorge’s crystal-clear waters on Kuku-Yalanji Dreamtime Walks
  • transport
  • ride the Skyrail above the rainforest to Kuranda’s markets, then return to Cairns by the Ku-randa Scenic Railway
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Cairns & Around, Islands off Cairns, Cairns’ Northern Beaches, Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton, Millaa Millaa, Malanda & Around, Yungaburra, Lake Tinaroo, Crater Lakes National Park, Port Douglas, Mossman, The Daintree, Daintree Village, Cow Bay & Around, Cape Tribulation.

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