Cairns is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Wet Tropics rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and the outback Savannah region, so you’ll never run out of places to enjoy and explore.
Learn about Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park or take a tour and learn stories of the National Parks and the land itself. Visit one of the many art galleries or boutiques around Cairns or visit a local café or restaurant to taste fresh food from the region.
Cairns is one of the most popular tourism destinations due to its beautiful tropical rainforests and gorgeous beaches. Located in the Tropics, the rainforests are lush and full of native wildlife. JCU has rainforest teaching sites that you may get to visit during your studies. Otherwise, you can take a tour or go and explore in your own time.
VIBRANT NIGHT LIFE
Even though Cairns is mostly known for its beautiful rainforests, you can still find an exciting nightlife every night of the week, if you know where to look. The many bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants based in Cairns city are only a short 20 minute drive from campus.
The coast of North Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. You’ll be able to visit them on weekends, weekdays after uni, your uni break periods, whenever you like! There are beaches within a short 20 minute car or bus ride from the JCU campus where you can surf and snorkel, amongst other activities.
Queensland is known as one of the friendliest states in Australia. Experience this first hand as you study alongside locals who will welcome you and will be happy to help you along as you acclimatise to life in Australia.
CONVENIENT TRANSPORT OPTIONS
The JCU campus is only a short, 20 minute drive from Cairns city centre and other places you might like to visit. Buses frequently run to and from the campus. Many students also choose to buy a bicycle to make their way around campus and to travel around Cairns in their spare time.