Cairns is located in Far North Queensland, 350km north of Townsville. The Cairns region covers more than 1750km2 and includes several major national parks as well as the state's highest mountain peak - Mt Bartle Frere.
Cairns is located right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef. The region boasts a tropical climate with two main seasons - the wet and the dry. Cairns is often used as a base for trips to the far north including the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.
Suburbs of Cairns
The majority of suburbs in Cairns are an ideal location to live. There are many suburbs located at the foot of the rainforest overlooking stunning beaches or close to the heart of the city.
Cairns has both public and private schools for all levels. In Queensland, children under six years of age attend preschool, children from six years onwards attend primary school (years 1-7) and children 12 years and over attend high school (years 8 - 12).
There are a number of child care facilities in Cairns. The resources below may help you locate the right child care service for your family.