Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland, situated on the edge of the Coral Sea, is billed as the world’s safest tropical city. It’s modern and stylish with elegant restaurants, shops and nightlife. It’s a great place to acclimatise and prepare for your tropical adventure. Cairns sits on a shallow mangrove bay, which often exposes mudflats at low tide, and is enfolded by the rainforest-draped hills of the Great Dividing Range. Several idyllic tropical white sandy bays are to be found to the north of the city, while Kuranda and the Tablelands beckon from the range. This is tropical Australia: romantic palm-fringed beaches, steaming rainforest and the legendary outback coupled with modern luxuries and unforgettable adventures.