Cairns is situated at the far north of Queensland and is a very popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate, impressive landscape and fascinating wildlife. It experiences a wet season from November through to May with tropical monsoons occurring during this time. Cairns has a strong tourism sector and is close to notable attractions such as The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and Port Douglas. The city has many fresh, food markets with unique and uncommon tropical fruits.
Cairns is one of Australia's best locations for snorkeling, diving, fishing and reef cruises. It also boasts numerous accommodation options ranging from 5 star hotels to backpacker hostels. The main street in Cairns features several bars, pubs and nightclubs that often put on in-house entertainment shows. Venues also often offer impressive drink specials and happy hours in order to remain competitive in a mecca for travelers and backpackers.