When the lights go out in Cairns

A mass black out seems an odd reason to travel to Cairns – until you realise that Australia’s Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region, known as Nature’s Theme Park, is going to be the the only place in the world where you will be able to experience the full glory of Mother Earth’s total solar eclipse in mid-November 2012.

OK, we know a total solar eclipse occurs naturally once every couple of years…. but November 14, 2012 will be your only chance (for the next 400-500 years at least) to experience this amazing natural phenomenon surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and the planet's oldest World Heritage-listed rainforests. Make a note of the date – there is still time to put together an exciting Eclipse package.

Cairns will be celebrating the event in true Tropical North Queensland style -- visitors will enjoy culture, music and art at the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse Festival -- and then have the opportunity to experience some of the 600 or so day tours that showcase the local exotic wildlife, World Heritage-listed rainforest, diving and cruising on the Great Barrier Reef, skydiving, bungy jumping, white water rafting and other adventures that make the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region a must in any Australian itinerary.

For more on the event and its possibilities drop an e-mail to Rhett.Lego@TheConjointMarketingGroup.com