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World Time Zones
Knowing what time it is back home can prove handy when you first arrive in Cairns. We suggest that if you are travelling to Cairns print this page out and place it your ticket wallet...
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Local Lingo
You could often be excused for thinking that in Cairns and Australia in general, we speak a different language to English. Well we speak our own version that has evolved over many years...
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Metric Conversions
Trying to get your head around different measurements in different Countries can sometimes prove challenging. The following table may help you. We suggest that if you are travelling to Cairns print this page out and place it in your ticket wallet...
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Clothing Sizes
Buying clothing when on holidays can sometimes be confusing as sizes seem to vary so much from place to place. The following chart will help you to find out what Australian size is closest to the one you usually wear...
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Embassy Telephone Numbers
Most Embassies are located in Sydney. The following numbers can be used for any general enquiries...
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Religion
Cairns and most of Australia is predominantly Christian orientated. The dominant branches of Christianity are: Anglican Baptist Brethren Catholic Churches of Christ Jehovah's Witness Latter Day Saints Lutheran...
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Goods and Services Tax (GST)
In July 2000 a general goods and services tax was introduced into Australia. This is part of a major overhaul of the entire taxation system in the country. Some taxes have been abolished, others increased and some...
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Duty Free
Cairns has a good selection of duty free stores for international travellers. Most of these are located in the CBD and at the Airport. The price of duty free goods in Australia is generally considered to represent...
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What to do if you get lost in the Bush
Australia is continent filled with very large open spaces. People from around the world enjoy our natural playground and every once in a while they get lost. In some cases the end results are a few days of discomfort...
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Budget Travel
Cairns really is well suited for the budget traveller. There is an excellent range of accommodation available starting from as little as $11 per night in dormitory style buildings to cheaper motel style units for as little as $39...
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Marine Parks
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) was established 20 years ago to protect over 1000 Coral reefs and Islands that make up the Great Barrier Reef. This role has grown to include management...
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National Anthem
"Advance Australia Fair" is Australia's national anthem. This anthem is sung at all major events where Australia is represented throughout the World. The words are: Australians let us all rejoice, For we are young and...
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Sport in Australia
Australian's take their sport seriously. This fact is reinforced by the degree of success experienced by Australian athletes in the international arena. Many experts believe that the climate and the healthy...
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