An information site for people about Cairns, Australia
I may come across as biased because I live in Cairns and have lived here for the last couple of years, however I have to stress just how amazing the community spirit is in Cairns. I often think about why it is the way it is.
Perhaps its the coming together due to the exposure to natural disasters like cyclones. Maybe its the climate that draws a more relaxed and open minded demographic. I thought that it could even be just the fact that Cairns is a beautiful part of the world, shared by a very diversely rich and multicultural population.
I do know this though. You can walk down the street in Cairns city and people will stop to say hello and have a brief chat. You can walk into a pub and not pay a cent for a beer.
Your neighbours will often go out of their way to help you and it is not uncommon for them to invite you over for dinner or a BBQ and beers and Cairns is notorious for its abundance of street parties.
Cairns is by far, one of the easiest places in Australia to make friends.
Having lived in cities like Sydney where people are afraid to make eye contact, let alone give a greeting, the Cairns community spirit is truly a breath of fresh air. I guess it all just boils down to the fact that people that live in Cairns love it and people that visit on a holiday love it as well. It truly is a win win situation.