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In Cairns there is an array of attractions, from the natural beauty of the reef and rainforests to the culture of Kuranda. The uniqueness that is Cairns provides a haven to experience all that the Tropical North has to offer.

You can relax by the beach, take a trip on the reef, dive and snorkel amongst the coral and other marine life or catch a gondala to the top of the rainforest and experience its tranquility. There are markets by day and by night, by the beach or by the rainforest, that offer a huge selection of cultural and exotic purchases to remind you of your trip to this unique part of the world. Take in a scenic drive north to the magnificient Wet Tropics Rainforests of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree or go barramundi fishing at Trinity Inlet. Whatever you do in Cairns, enjoy your stay, it will be a memorable experience.

Kuranda Skyrail Great Barrier Reef
View the magnificent tablelands from the world's longest gondola cableway. Enjoy 344,000 square kilometres of marine park - yours to snorkel, swim, scuba dive or sail on.
Cairns Night Markets Port Douglas Markets
The Cairns Night Markets operate on the Esplanade and have a large variety of stalls.
Cairns Rusty Markets Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
One hour from Cairns the Sunday Port Douglas markets are full of exciting stalls.
Port Douglas Markets Every Sunday 8.30-1.30
Kuranda Markets The Beaches
Operating every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday - the Kuranda Markets are unique and offer a variety of stalls.
Enjoy Cairn's beautiful beaches - Ellis Beach, Palm Cove and Trinity Beach are just some of the magnificent beaches Cairns has to offer.
Mossman Gorge Nandroya Falls
Great place to take a dip and cool off. Enjoy the running water and water falls. View the splendor of water falls amongst the tropical rainforests.
Flecker Botanical Gardens Royal Harbour
Collins Avenue
Edge Hill
54-60 Abbott Street
Tropical Botanic Garden containing plants, beautiful lakes and guided walks Hours: weekdays 7.30am - 5.30pm, weekends & holidays 8.30am-5.30pm. Over 100 market stalls selling a wide variety of arts & crafts, jewellery, clothing and souvenirs and food.
Sugarworld Undersea World
Hambledon Drive
The Pier Marketplace, PierPoint Road
Sugarworld waterslide & restaurant opens 10.00am - 4.30pm on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. Parklands containing BBQ facilities, tables, fruit orchid and playground opens daily 7.00am - 6.30pm. Undersea World Cairns offers the opportunity to view the spectacular marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. See sharks being fed and take the chance to dive with the sharks.
Reef Gallery Royal Flying Doctor Service of Aust.
Ground Floor, Pier Marketplace
1 Junction Street
Edge Hill
An exciting gallery with an emphasis on quality original art. Conducted tours of RFDS Visitors centre, theatrette, souvenir shop and aircraft display.
Yarrabah Menmuny Museum Cairns Agricultural, Pastoral & Mining
c/ Post Office
Severin Street
Parramatta Park
Museum in the Aboriginal community of Yarrabah with magnificent displays of aboriginal culture and history. The Cairns Show is an annual event with an agricultural, pastoral and mining theme.
Koala Golf Tours Cairns Golf Club
PO Box 660
Bruce Highway
Australia's only National Golf Tour Operator. We provide tours to exclusive private & public golf courses. 18 hole golf course with full amenities from professional shop including hire equipment.

Be adventurous in the Tropical North and try

Waterskiing Tours - SKII-MEE

White Water Rafting - R'n'R Rafting

Bungy Jump - A J Hackett Bungy Jumping

Hot Air Ballooning - HotAir

Skydive - Skydive Cairns

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Cairns Calendar of Events 2006


1 January -20 Feb Cairns Regional Gallery Exhibition (various exhibitions)

27-29 January Cairns Ballet Theatre

7-7 January Georgetown Rodeo

26 January - Australia Day Celebrations

Fitzroy 2000 Yacht Race



5-27 February Cairns Regional Gallery Exhibtion- Tibetian - Friendship Society Exhibition

11 Feb - 6 April Cairns Regional Gallery Exhibition - Spinifex Runner Indigenous Fibre Exhibition

26 Feb - 26 March Cairns Regional Gallery Exhibition - Kokoberrin Community Exhibition

Opening of the Barramundi season

Cairns Motor Show


9 : Racing: Cairns Cup


4 March - 2 April Cairns Regional Gallery
Geoff Dixon Exhibition and The Wik Artists, Cairns Regional Gallery

10 - 11 March Hotel Sorrento at Cairns Civic Theatre

25 March St Patrick's Days Fate


2-24 : Festival Cairns:

Carnival on Collins - 4th
Cairns Golf Cup Classic - 8th
Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival - Fri 9th - Sat 10th 
Telstra Countrywide Parade of Lights - 24th

6 : Botanic Gardens Festival

16 : PNG Independence Day


25-26 : Anzac Day Regatta

26-27 :Qld Ballet: Don Q


2-3 : Cairns Oktoberfest

17-19 : Walkamin Country Music Festival

28-29 : Cairns Super Show


10-11 : Cairns Tropical Garden Show

tba : Cairns Outrigger Canoe Race


6 : Queensland Day

10 : June Closure of Barramundi Season

17 : The Queensland Orchestra will perform Classical Favourites on Tuesday 17 June at the Cairns Civic Theatre at 8pm.

22 : Cairns Show Wine Awards


6 : Ladies Game Fishing Tournament

14 : Carols By Candlelight

31 : New Years Eve Family Concert

31 : Marina Tournament

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