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Cairns for the Gay & Lesbian Visitor

Cairns is a "must visit" for international and Australian travellers alike, and compliments vibrant Sydney as part of your quintessential gay and lesbian Australian getaway.

Cairns has grown into Australia's premiere outdoor destination for both adventure and leisure lovers.

This stunning part of Queensland boasts some of the best value accommodation in Australia and many of them -- from budget to luxury -- are customised to the gay and lesbian traveller. is operated by M-Power Accommodation and provides for all your lodging needs including private gay hotels, exciting beachside hotel resort, luxury self – catering apartments and intimate bed and breakfast accommodation.

Beach Resorts and Tropical Island Resorts near Cairns

Cairns is the Tropical Heart of the Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

With Cairns as your base, the Gay and Lesbian Traveller can explore beachside towns, and experience an idyllic tropical holiday in warm seas, against a sweeping backdrop of rainforest-draped mountains.

Relax in the shade of a palm tree on Buchan’s Beach (an unofficial gay, clothing-optional, cruising beach), or play under a sunny blue sky, along the beautiful unspoiled sands stretching north and south.

The scenic beauty of the Bellenden Ker Ranges extends south of Cairns to Mission Beach.

The Northern Beaches, stretching 26kms up the coast to Port Douglas, are made up of Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove and Ellis Beach.

So many things to do: White Water Rafting, Skydiving, Snorkelling & Scuba diving, Sailing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Sea Kayaking, or just absorbing the sun on the uncrowded sands.

Tropical Rainforest Around Cairns

Accessible from Cairns are the serene World Heritage Kuranda and Daintree Rainforests, as well as the diverse attractions of the Atherton Tablelands. Trek to the west, into the outback plains and gorges of the Gulf Savannah.

Past Port Douglas and right up to Cape Tribulation, this pristine wilderness, blankets the coastal region of Far North Queensland. Experience the beauty and solitude of these virgin wilds.

Delve into the undergrowth on a Rainforest Safari, or ride above the treetops on the Rainforest Sky Rail. Fly an Ultra-light or go Horse Riding, Ballooning, or Bushwalking. All forms of adventure-tourism, as well as mountain hiking tracks and scenic day walks range out from Cairns showcasing Australia's native birds and mammals in their natural environment.

Great Barrier Reef Tours Queensland

Cruise the crystal waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world, or visit over 1000 islands and coral cays. Enjoy the wonders of the sea, from Fishing, Sailing and Snorkelling, to Whale Watching or swimming with the dolphins.

Day trips to the reef come in all forms from budget sailing cruises to luxuriously appointed reef adventure yachts.

Day trips and overnight diving tours can be arranged for the dedicated scuba diver or those wishing to attain their scuba-diving certificate.

Extending over 2000kms off the coast, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a boundless natural wonderland of leisure and adventure.

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