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Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

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  • Population: 152729
  • State electorate(s): Cairns, Barron River, Mulgrave
  • Federal Division(s): Leichhardt (majority) & Kennedy
  • Established (yr): 1876
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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