Cairns is a bustling tourist town in northern Queensland. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. It attracts many international travelers. Access to the Great Barrier Reef , probably one of the most beautiful marine parks in the world, is very easy. Its climate is tropical and this is the perfect place to learn to dive in the clear waters filled with exotic fish and unusual coral formations. Cairns offers many activities and sports, such as fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, ballooning, rafting, safari into the rainforest to name a few. The dry season runs from May to October and the weather is cooler and less humid. From November to April, the weather is much warmer and humid with many storms and heavy rains.