Cairns is an exciting, vibrant city in Australia’s north, and home of the ‘never ending summer’. It is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by lush World Heritage listed Rainforest. Our warm and tropical climate makes for an easy going lifestyle all year round. You can be confident of a safe learning environment where the people are warm and friendly.
Cairns is the ideal base to explore the wonderful attractions of Tropical North Queensland and enjoy our relaxed lifestyle.
The time difference between Cairns and World standard time is 10 hours, and only a 1 hour time offset from Japan.
Cairns has two distinct seasons; the “dry” season (or winter) from May to October with average temperatures ranging from 18-28 degrees Celsius. During this period you can expect beautiful sunny days and balmy nights. The tropical summer, or “the wet” extends from November to April with temperatures ranging from 23-31 degrees Celsius. The months with most rain and stormy weather are December and January.
Comfortable, light, loose casual clothing in cotton or natural fabric is recommended all year around. If you intend to follow a work-experience course you need to ensure you have suitable clothing conforming to industry standards (check with the college for details).
Things to Do
Whilst in Cairns, you may be interested to visit the following attractions or do the following tours:
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
- Big Cat Green Island Cruises
- Raging Thunder Rafting & Adventure Tours
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Raging Thunder
- Passions of Paradise – Barrier Reef Tours
- Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm
- Rusty’s Markets
- Skydive Cairns
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping
- Quicksilver Cruises to the Outer Barrier Reef
- Deep-Sea Diver’s Den
- Cairns Tropical Zoo
All of these attractions can be booked through our Tour Booking office at the college.
See also our Social Calendar and Tour Activities.
A little bit further
Surrounding Cairns you can find many more attractions and activities. Here are a few to tempt your sense of adventure;