The tropical North Queensland harbours one of the most attractive towns for a photographer, Cairns. Now Australias gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns started out as a small sugar-milling community. Due to the great touristic opportunities to sail, dive and snorkel, the region has gained tremendous popularity in the past decade. Whether youre a professional or just a photography enthusiast, the esplanade, boardwalk and swimming lagoon are the perfect place to start your exploration of the area./The saltwater pool is constantly patrolled by lifeguards and sufficiently illuminated at night, which makes for some unique photographs at sunset. With plenty of restaurants close by, the boardwalk is just the right place to have a picnic or just sit by as lively families and tourists enjoy their time. While youre here, you dont want to miss out on Cairns classiest bar, the Salt House, located right by the yacht club.