In the beautiful tropical North Queensland lies the regional city of Cairns. Cairns was founded in 1876 and was originally a hub to serve miners, before evolving into a major port for exporting mined materials and agrictulrual products by rail. Cairns is definitely one of the most popular places in Queensland for tourists looking for a holiday by the Great Barrier Reef.
Roughly 1700km North West of Brisbane, Cairns is situated on the eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula. West of Cairns is the Great Dividing Range and to the East, the beautiful Coral Sea home of the Great Barrier Reef among other wonders. The Cape York Peninsula, north of Cairns and including, serves as the home to many beautiful tropical rainforests and national parks. To the west of Cairns is the Atherton Tablelands, another popular destination for travellers seeking adventure, or pleasure seeking tourists given it's popular name the “food bowl of the tropics”.
In Cairns alone there is roughly 153,075 inhabitants and the general populartion of Far north Queensland, in total, is 275,058.