5 Best language schools in Cairns (ranked based on student reviews)

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cairns

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 2 reviews

dynamism and smile
well-located next to Hides hotel, good-standard accomodation

12 January 2012
Course: General English Full-Time - 1 week
Student age: 53 years


Interesting information about Cairns

Key Facts about Cairns

Population: 154,000

Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)

Region: Queensland, Cairns

Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.7236 USD)

Cairns quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (40 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA need a visa to enter the country. A holiday/Tourist visa is sufficient to take a course up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 340 AU$

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Australia average):5.89 AU$ (26% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    Events in CairnsBest time to take a language course in Cairns

    Ironman Cairns
    Ironman Cairns

    June 2022Participants in this tropical triathlon get a firsthand look at the world's oldest rainforest and the great barrier reef.

    Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
    Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

    July 2022Australia's largest and best regarded art fair celebrating indigenous culture.

    Cairns Show
    Cairns Show

    July 2022Local agricultural fair, second in size only to Ekka, this three-day event includes workshops and demonstrations, cattle shows, competitions of all kinds such as wood-chopping and scarecrow making, and a massive fun fair with rides and games for the whole family.

    Festival Cairns
    Festival Cairns

    August 2022 - September 2022The Cairns Festival invites everyone out into the streets for concerts, outdoor cinema, light installation pieces and projections about town, a parade, workshops & talks, theatre, and food.

    What to do in Cairns

    Cairns Regional Gallery
    Cairns Regional Gallery
    Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
    Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
    Crystal Cascades
    Crystal Cascades
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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    Arrival Airport

    Cairns International (CNS) - 4 km. from Cairns city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 20 minutes, 7,00 AUD, 21 minutes.

    Main stops: Capt Cook Highway near Arnold Street, Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1

    Taxi: 25 NZD, 10 minutes drive to city center of Cairns

    Direct international flights from:
    • New Zealand: Auckland International
    • Singapore: Singapore Changi

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