Cairns, Australia, might not have the big city glitz and glamour of Sydney and Melbourne, but it beholds unique beauty and style. Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns is a tropical paradise. It’s the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and is just south of Daintree National Park. This tropical luster leaves a trail of laid-back vibes and love throughout Cairns, from its beautiful beaches and streets, to the Wet Tropics of Queensland—which, like the Great Barrier Reef, is a World Heritage Site—that surround it. But within this sultry wonderland, music pumps along with the fists of festivalgoers. Unique foods are served and people gawk at art. Festivals in Cairns, like the city, benefit from the unique Tropical North Queensland culture. Cairns festivals shine a bright spotlight on this culture, whether it glows upon art, food, music or Aussie camaraderie.