Situated in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns with its close proximity to the Daintree Rain Forest and the Great Barrier Reef is a great place to getaway and unwind. Alfresco dining and excellent entertainment and recreational facilities make Cairns a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year. Just a 1 hour drive from Cairns is Port Douglas, the perfect place to getaway. Port Douglas is the closest resort town to the Great Barrier Reef. Sample some super-fresh local prawns and a glass of bubbly at one of the many award winning restaurants and bars or go hiking through the breathtaking world heritage listed national parks.