From the World’s Oldest Rainforest to an Array of Activities: How to Enjoy Cairns (PR)

Virgin Australia Airlines connects Haneda Airport to Cairns with a direct flight, offering one round trip per day. The flight not only provides direct access to Cairns but also seamless connections to major cities such as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.

By using all Virgin Australia Airlines flights, you can earn miles for the ANA Mileage Club. The acquired miles can be exchanged for reward tickets on Virgin Australia Airlines. The fuel surcharge is free, which is a pleasant bonus.

Velocity Frequent Flyer members can earn Velocity Points by using all ANA flights.

Accessible Tourist Spots from Cairns: Experiencing the Unusual on Green Island, the Emerald Jewel

Cairns is a city in the northern part of Queensland, Australia. It boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the vast tropical rainforests of the Wet Tropics. With a tropical climate that maintains average temperatures between 25-30 degrees Celsius all year round, Cairns offers a tropical atmosphere regardless of when you visit.

It’s only about 7 and a half hours by direct flight from Haneda Airport via Virgin Australia Airlines, with only a one-hour time difference from Japan, making it suitable for weekend trips and remote work.

Famous for being the only island made of coral deposits to have a tropical rainforest, Green Island is known as the “emerald jewel” due to its location within the world’s largest coral reef group, the Great Barrier Reef.

With its convenient access from Cairns Marina by high-speed boat in about 45 minutes, plus facilities like hotels and restaurants, Green Island is a highly popular tourist spot where you can fully enjoy the natural world heritage. There are plenty of activities that allow you to enjoy both the sea and the greenery, so it’s a good idea to check them in advance according to your schedule.

Green Island has walking trails, and you can tour the island in about an hour wearing sandals or casual clothing. Surrounded by various plants and animals, taking a forest bath, or finding photo spots along the sandy coastlines filled with driftwood and lush seas perfect for Instagram are great ways to spend your time.

For those wanting to see corals or meet sea turtles, there are boat snorkeling tours and diving. For a powerful experience of the entire island, consider a helicopter cruise. Also available are semi-submersible boat tours and SeaWalker adventures, which can be enjoyed without swimming, ensuring fun for people of all ages and genders.

Staying at a resort on the island is possible, so consider enjoying the tranquility of the island after the tourists have departed.

The Ultimate Relaxation Time at Palm Cove

Located about 30 minutes north of Cairns City by car, Palm Cove is a resort spot beloved by locals for its beaches lined with palm trees.

Surrounded by the Coral Sea, with long sandy beaches and mountains covered in tropical rainforests in the background, Palm Cove is as picturesque as a postcard. The sunrise and sunset here are so beautiful they indeed epitomize the essence of a resort.

Though it is a resort, it’s not overcrowded with tourists, providing a relaxed atmosphere ideal for sunbathing, reading, or just unwinding – exactly the best way to enjoy Palm Cove. Locals might be seen walking in the shaded alleys or fishing on the piers, integrating with them for an outdoor experience is also a good idea.

When in Palm Cove, don’t miss out on the popular beachside restaurant NuNu. Located inside the Hotel Amanda, NuNu offers a sophisticated array of Australian dishes infused with flavors from various countries. Its high quality has made it a highly popular destination for visitors from all over. Dining while overlooking the palm-lined beach offers a luxurious moment unique to Palm Cove.

Stay at Crystalbrook Bailey for a Comfortable Cairns Trip

When choosing a hotel, location is crucial, and the Crystalbrook Bailey Hotel boasts not just a prime location in the center of Cairns City but also combines modern design with a commitment to sustainability.

The Crystalbrook Collection across Queensland and New South Wales promotes SDGs, has been striving to reduce the use of plastic bottles and amenities bottles since its opening in 2018. Coffee pods used in guest rooms are recyclable, restaurant leftovers are composted, and 80% of food consumed is produced within a 3-hour drive. Room keys are made of wood instead of plastic, and hangers are made of carbon paper, demonstrating a thorough commitment to the environment. The convenience of turning your mobile phone into a room key with a hotel app is also an added perk.

When visiting Cairns, consider staying at Crystalbrook Bailey, which is considerate of both people and the environment. (PR: Queensland Government Tourism Bureau, Virgin Australia Airlines)

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