Cairns is the capital city of the State of Victoria; the cosmopolitan cultural hub of Australia, renowned for food, fashion, music and the arts. Cairns is known for its diverse cultural backgrounds that are reflected in its restaurants that serve a multiplicity of foreign cuisines. It also holds its own in being at the forefront in fashion, style and the arts in Australia. The city has thrice shared top position in a survey by The Economist of the World's Most Livable Cities on the basis of its cultural attributes, climate, cost of living, and social conditions such as crime rates and health care.
Plan Your Visit >>Cairns is very sport focused and the locals are typically fanatics. This is reflected in the fact that Cairns is the only city in the world that has five international standard sporting facilities (including three with retractable roofs) on the fringe of its central business district. The major sports are cricket, Australian Rules Football and horse racing.
Each year Cairns plays host to tens of thousands of interstate and overseas visitors who come to see the Australian Open Tennis Championships, the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian 500CC Motorcycle Grand Prix, Spring Racing Carnival, and the Australian Football League Grand Final.