Beautiful Cairns , not too friendly !
Reviewed Feb 2017
I visit each year. However, I now defer to Townsville for fuel and supplies. Marlin marina is a government entity and will charge "multi rates " even on an end berth. A few months ago they seemed to have a lot of vacancies. Anchoring in the river is ok but watch out if you need to run a genny , much weed .To take on fuel one needs to pay an extra berthing fee. Acceptable if one needs several tonnes ! My family lives in Cairns so i'll always return , but by car.
Cairns is a great town and beautiful
Very high cost of Marlin Marina