August is the best time of the year for travelers to visit Cairns to be able to experience lots of sun with fewer school holiday crowds. Cairns is the perfect destination for those who want to escape the cold weather without spending a fortune. There is available transport from Cairns Airport to Cairns Northern Beaches that can be easily booked online.
If you want to experience lots of sun and stinger-free calm blue waters, you can book a few nights of stay to enjoy the tropical island instead of a day trip. One of the destinations that most locals consider as their favourite is Northern Beaches where nature reigns supreme. Cairns is more than just a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; it has the charm of a stylish modern city.
You will feel very welcome and at home right away. It is also quite easy to get around because the CBD is just within walking distance. However, do not be fooled by the small town vibe of Cairns because it has its own share of innovative eateries, trendy bars, stylish boutiques and galleries. The freshest local prawns and seafood are served along with one of the 50 types of whiskey available on the menu.
Since there is no beach in Cairns, your best option is the Northern Beaches that is 15 to 20 minutes away. There are superior swimming beaches with gorgeous coconut palms and casuarinas. Visit the Northern Beaches during August when the waters are stinger-free. However, there are stinger nets to ensure that swimmers are well protected during the jellyfish season.
If stinger is a an issue with you, Cairns has the Esplanade Swimming Lagoon, a popular destination for both tourists and locals who want to relax under the sun and enjoy a fun day by the waters. The lagoon is walking distance from your hotel or hostel. It is also an ideal spot for a family BBQ.
If you want to drive farther away from Cairns, there is Crystal Cascades or Stoney Falls where you will get the best nature experience. The swimming holes that are surrounded by a thick lush rain forest are 30 minutes away from Cairns.