This brand new edition Insight Pocket Guide is the ideal companion for your trip to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Expertly written by a local author, it features 13 tailor-made itineraries designed to cover all the recommended sights and attractions, including Cape York Peninsula, the Whitsunday Islands and the Kuranda Scenic Circuit. You can pick the tour to suit the time and budget you have to spare, journey lengths range from a short walk to a four-night cruise, so no matter how long your stay you can be sure you will see the very best of this outstanding destination, its lush rainforests, beaches and reefs. The routes are clearly marked on a detailed and fully-indexed, pull-out map that can be used in conjunction with the guide or independently. There are also plenty of ideas for how to spend your leisure time along the way, including shopping, eating out, nightlife and outdoor activities, as well as a guide to local festivals not to be missed. The 'History and Culture' section provides fascinating background reading for your trip and traces the key events that have shaped this region. You will also find a section dedicated to the most essential and practical travel advice, including a selection of hand-picked hotels, transport tips, money matters and much more - all the information you will need for your trip, at your fingertips.