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Place Cairns

Cairns is a city in Queensland, Australia, on the tropical north east coast of Far North Queensland.
The city was founded in 1875 and named after Sir William Wellington Cairns, the Governor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but declined when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland.
The population in June 2019 was 153,952, having grown on average 1.02% annually over the preceding five years. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland, and 14th in Australia.Cairns is a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and access to tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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Audio Guide 2018
65.87km
Audio Guide
Herberton Heritage Walk
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Atlas Obscura 2019
0.46km
Cairns Library Bats

Discover Cairns Library Bats in Cairns, Australia: These flying foxes dangle from the trees around the library like fuzzy black fruit.

Atlas Obscura 2017
91.21km
Daintree Entomological Museum

Discover Daintree Entomological Museum in Diwan, Australia: Australia's largest collection of rare and bizarre insects.

Audio Guide 2018
65.69km
Audio Guide
Great Northern Mine Plant Walk
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
51.05km
Australia’s Last Timber and Iron Chinese Temple

The Hou Wang Temple was a social and religious hub for early 20th-century Chinese immigrants.

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