Cairns is one of the Australia’s prominent city which sits on the east coast of Queensland state.

Population and Land area

The estimated population in Cairns as of 2015 census was 147,933 people and the land area of this place covers around 260km2. The city is the 14th most populous in Australia.

Location with respect to major places

The place is located 995km south-east of Cape York Peninsula, 1701km north-west of Brisbane and 1,679 south east of Darwin.

Climate conditions in Cairns

Cairns enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. The city brings abundant monsoonal rainfall in the months from November to May, followed by the dry seasons from June to October. The average recorded rainfall throughout the year is nearly 2000mm, in which the months from January to March dominate the most, and it is about 1200mm. However, the wet season causes major flooding, which in turn cuts off the road and rail access to the city.

Tourist attractions in Cairns

Cairns has some lovely tourist sites which include Great Barrier Reef (one of the seven natural wonders in the world), Daintree Rainforest, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Barron Gorge National Park, Ellis Beach and Cairns Convention Centre.