Cruises from Cairns
Arrival and departure information
Distance to/from City: 1.5km/5mins
Distance to/from Airport: 7.5km/13mins
Taxis are widely available throughout the city
A natural wonderland
Although European mariners sailed past the region from around the 17th century, and possibly even as early as the 16th, it wasn’t until Captain James Cook chartered the coastline in 1770 that far north Queensland finally made its way onto the map. Even then it took until the latter half of the 19th century before Europeans made their way through treacherous reefs and almost impenetrable rainforest to finally arrive at what is now Cairns.