Get to Know Cairns
Studying in Australia’s tropical north means you’ll have access to the best of everything this region has to offer – rainforests, coastal scenery, and James Cook University. If you’re looking to keep yourself entertained between classes and study sessions, Cairns is the perfect playground for off-duty students. The city’s esplanade is lined with restaurants and bars where you can dine out while overlooking the ocean. It also features a large swimming lagoon for when you want to cool off on humid days.
Catch a ferry out to the Great Barrier Reef to see the colourful coral and marine life, or head to the Daintree Rainforest and go hiking among ancient trees and rivers. Fly high above the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or catch the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway.
To live within a stone’s throw of these incredible attractions, lock in your student accommodation in Cairns by booking with UniLodge.
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