The prevailing wind was, apparently unusually, a north-easterly, which meant, also unusually, we flew into Cairns right across the city, rather than looping around and approaching from the north. Ben had a window seat and these pics are his.
Below: I think these creeks are part of the cairns crocodile farm.
Below: The cruise ship in Port was P&O's Sun Princess . The large corrugated roofed building is Cairns Convention Centre.
Below: Central Cairns, with the Esplanade Lagoon clearly visible. It covers 4 hectares. Much of "Old Cairns" has disappeared under concrete multi-storey buildings. How long before the low-rise shopping area in the middle is replaced?