The Beaches of Cairns' and Queensland
Some of the best beaches in Australia are one-half known, and one-half unknown.
The beaches of Cairns are not something to be trifled with. Aside from the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the impressionable World Heritage-listed site, the Wet Tropics of Queensland; the beaches are well-renowned here, both local and international. In fact, it can be considered as one of the underestimated, yet best-kept secret by the locals.
The beaches all boast of white sands and clear, blue placid waters. Relaxation is the theme of the beaches up north. Accommodation is all around plentiful in the area, from the small and medium-sized islands to the connecting, central beaches. From resorts to hotels, apartments, campgrounds and motor home and caravan parks (see Campervan hire Cairns for inexpensive options), there exists a wide variety of places to stay in. If you know how to take advantage of this information, you can surely save up a storm, that you can use for livening up your holiday, and instead of paying it to overpriced hotel rooms and uncomfortable lodgings.
Some of the noted beaches include Palm Cove, Ellis Beach, Trinity Beach, Clifton and Kewarra. Of course, the real treasures are those that are rarely announced. After all, relaxation in the beach means a whole lot of time for yourself and a lot less people near you, right?
To the north, Ellis Beach is probably the more-known secluded beach, with it's rain forest background and azure seas.
Machans Beach is a residential beach just off Cairns International Airport, and is a good beach if you want to mingle with the locals. Holloways Beach is also of the same degree in terms of residence but it has more amenities compared to the former, including a shopping center, restos and cafes' and even a beach bar. Bed and breakfast accommodations also litter the area, for those one-night tourists who will have to pack the day after to move on to another attraction.
Trinity Beach is a good beach for those who have private owned cars, and is quite family-friendly to a great degree. Apartments, restos and gyms litter the area. And these two beaches are just the tip of the iceberg for the few thousands more across the state.
Even through jellyfish seasons of October through April, stinger nets are still deployed for the safety of the beach goers. Two of the most notorious of these creatures are the Box Jellyfish and the Irukandji jellyfish. These creatures can prove to be fatal if left untreated. Thankfully, the nets are able to take care of any major blooms and infestations.
- Lying at the centre of a tropical paradise on the shores of Trinity Bay, Cairns is full of natural attractions. It is a stepping-off point to so much, including the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests and scenic hinterland such as the Cape York Peninsula. Cairns is the premier holiday destination in northern Queensland. Its international airport is the sixth busiest in Australia, handling more than a million visitors each year.