Study English in Cairns, and discover Australia’s lush north, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest. Explore the stunning Cairns region, and immerse yourself in friendly local culture. Our warm North Queensland community welcomes you.

  • Climate
  • Clothing
  • Time difference
  • Student excursions and social activities

Study English in Cairns


While this might be commonly called ‘the land of the never-ending summer’, Cairns does offer two distinct seasons. The ‘dry’ season (or winter) spans from May to October with average temperatures ranging from 18-28˚C. During this period, you can expect beautiful sunny days and balmy nights. The tropical summer, or the ‘wet’ season extends from November to April with temperatures ranging from 23-31˚C. December and January typically have the most rain and stormy weather.


Comfortable, light, loose casual clothing in cotton or natural fabric is recommended all year around. If you attend a work-experience course you will require clothing that conforms to industry standards (check with the CLC for details ).

Time difference

The time difference between Cairns and World Standard Time is 10 hours, and only 1-hour ahead of Japan.

Things to do

Make the most of your time in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. Start your adventure by exploring one of the following attractions with your new friends or jump aboard an organised tour (enquire within):

  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Big Cat Green Island Cruises
  • Raging Thunder Rafting & Adventure Tours
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Passions of Paradise – Barrier Reef Tours
  • Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm
  • Rusty’s Markets
  • Skydive Cairns
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping
  • Quicksilver Cruises to the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Deep-Sea Diver’s Den
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo

See also our Social Calendar and Tour Activities.

Why stop there?

There’s so much more surrounding Cairns to discover if you’re willing to explore. Try any of the following:

  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Coast
  • Mission Beach
  • Yungaburra Markets
  • Gallo Dairyland
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