Where is Cairns in relation to other Australian cities? Cairns is a regional city with a population of over 150,000 in the far north of Queensland, Australia. Located some 1,700 km (1,056 mi) from Brisbane, and about 2,700 km (1,678 mi) from Sydney by road, it is a popular tourist destination due to its wonderful tropical climate. Cairns is an ideal starting point for people wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland.
Where is Cairns in relation to international cities? Cairns has an international airport with direct flights from Auckland in New Zealand, Shanghai and Hong Kong in China, Osaka and Tokyo in Japan, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Guam, and Singapore.
There are also daily direct flights to Australian capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville, Adelaide and Perth.
This means that Cairns is the ideal stop to include in any visit to Australia, as well as including in onward trips to New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Asia and Round-the-World trips from Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.