Based on a impressions from Google Streetview we were expecting a few small huts in Cairns – instead we were completely blown away when visiting the popular and nicely made esplanade, the Bellavista Marina and stylish restaurants and bars.
The Esplanade in Cairns
The Esplanade is very popular especially on Sundays when the public swimming pool is well frequented.
Bellavista at the Marina Shopping Centre
The Bellavista at the Marina is a modern and stylish shopping centre by the marina.
Besides up-scale restaurants and shops it offers a spacious ‘waiting area’ with internet access points.
Bill Bryson in ‘A Sunburned Country’ describes his own view of Cairns since it seemed pretty rainy on his visit.