Monday, July 4, 2011
Cairns, a major city in Far North Queensland, has a population of 100,000. It was founded in 1876 as a port for the inland goldfields. Tourism is now a major industry.
Cairns is a modern city. The airport is the gateway to many other destinations in Far North Queensalnd.
A feature of Cairns is the foreshore. The trees attract hundreds of birds, especially rainbow lorikeets.
Pathway by the beach
At lowtide the seabirds, including the pelicans, look for food in the shallows and on the exposed mudflats.
Pelicans exporing the mudflats
A large open swimming pool is a feature of the foreshore area.
Public swimming pool
The marina is another feature Cairns feature.
The Cairns Museum holds many exhibits providing information about the history of the city and surrounding area.
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