WELCOME TO THE TROPICAL PARADISE THAT IS THE CITY OF CAIRNS - THE UNOFFICIAL GAY CAPITAL OF TROPICAL AUSTRALIA AND THE NEWEST GAY TRAVEL HOTSPOT
Situated on Trinity Bay on the coast of Far North Queensland, the city is tucked between the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea and the mountain range of the Atherton Tableland to the west.
The city of Cairns is located on the northeast coast of Australia in the state of Queensland about 2500km from Sydney which is a 3 hour flight or if coming via Asia about a 6.5 hour flight from Singapore.
There is a vibrant, thriving gay and lesbian community here, many of whom have escaped the bigger cities in Australia to live in tropical paradise - Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. The laid back, casual tropical lifestyle is evident everywhere you go - making it the perfect gay holiday destination. While Cairns doesn't have an exclusively 'gay' nightclub as such, it doesn't mean there isn't a thriving nightlife to be enjoyed. The majority of the clubs are gay friendly, and you will see the gay locals enjoying themselves out every weekend.
There are however, monthly 'gay exclusive' parties held in the city as well as a series of other big parties during the year, including the post Sydney Mardi Gras recovery week and the Cairns Tropical Pride Festival held in August - when the famous Splash Pool Party and Pride Dance parties are held.
Cairns offers visitors fabulous accommodation choices – everything from gay friendly five star resorts to boutique gay and lesbian owned and run establishments, backpacker accommodation or camping grounds – along with beautiful weather.
There is something in 'Gay Cairns' for every gay traveller to enjoy… from adrenaline-charged adventures like diving or snorkelling on the reef, white water rafting and bungy jumping or more gentle pursuits like enjoying gourmet restaurants, strolling along the gay beach (Buchans Point) or just sitting under a palm tree by the lagoon in the city watching the world go by.
Cairns is the jewel in the crown of Australia’s natural attractions and we would urge gay and lesbian travellers to get out of the cities and see why they call Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region one of the most beautiful in the world… every photo is a postcard moment.
Be sure to pick up your free copy of the local gay magazine - FNQ Magazine. It will keep you up to date on what's on, what to do and where to stay (as well of heaps of hot FNQ men!).