Cairns palm tree-studded Esplanade overlooking Trinity
Harbour simply buzzes. The choice and quality of
restaurants and cafés is amazing.
You will find
everything from coffee shops and ice creameries to
bistros, wine bars, seafood restaurants and colourful
night markets in Cairns.
Shoppers should head for the new Cairns Central complex
and the Pier Marketplace - Cairns is a shopper's heaven
providing a range of international and local wares.
Rusty's Market on Grafton Street is a blaze of colour
and activity. You'll find tropical fruits like mangoes,
jack fruit, black sapotes, rambutans and avocados as
well as locally grown tea, coffee, and fresh herbs.
In Cairns the top of the list for culture enthusiasts
should be Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Cairns
Regional Art Gallery, arguably the country's finest
regional gallery. There's always an exhibition of fine
local art and often a major travelling exhibition on
Alongside Tjapukai is the
environmentally stunning Skyrail, which glides silently
just metres above dense rainforest to the quaint
mountain village of Kuranda. From here you can board the
famous Kuranda Rail for the trip back to Cairns over the
spectacular Barron Gorge.
With hundreds of day tours operating out of Cairns each
day, you will never be short of something to do. You can
learn to snorkel, dive, go white water rafting, reef
fishing, or take the bungee jump plunge.
Or you can indulge in more laid-back pleasures of Cairns
like floating over the lush rainforest of the Atherton
Tablelands in a hot air balloon or teeing off amid palm
trees overlooking the Coral Sea.
Cairns offers 5 star resorts & hotels to choose from
both in the city centre and along the famous Cairns
The holiday apartments are all
conveniently self-contained with great locations
The Bed & Breakfast accommodation is
a great way to enjoy the hospitality of the locals.
Backpacker accommodation in Cairns is among the best and