The city of Cairns is situated on the very north-eastern tip of Queensland on the sunny east coast of Australia. This vibrant city is famous for its intense natural beauty and there are plenty of large parks for nature lovers to enjoy here as well as picturesque sandy beaches and nature reserves to explore.
Cairns covers an area of approximately 52km and the urban layout of this provincial city runs from the district of Edmonton in the south to Ellis Beach in the north. Cairns boasts nine pretty beach suburbs, starting from Ellis Beach and running down to Machans Beach in the south. Each of these suburbs offers an excellent selection of beach front properties to choose from that come complete with stunning ocean views, while more modest properties can be found just a short stroll from the beach.
The suburb of Smithfield is set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Dividing Range mountains, and this is a popular area among families who are looking to relocate to Cairns. Smithfield boasts several schools as well as pretty parks, a good number of restaurants and the modern Smithfield Shopping Centre.
There are also plenty of good properties to choose from in the suburbs of Freshwater, Caravonica, Stratford and Kamerunga, which are situated just to the south of Smithfield on the edge of the pretty Barron River flood plain. This area is referred to collectively as Freshwater Valley and features several schools to choose from as well as a whole host of amenities.
People who relocate to Cairns will be able really take the time to get to know this stunning area of Australia. In addition to a vibrant central business district, Cairns offers attractions such as the Flecker Botanic Gardens and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.