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Things to Do in Cairns

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What travellers are saying

  • ILoveDogs2014
    Orange, Australia36 contributions
    Great attraction for all ages. Lifeguards were on duty during the day when we were there. Shallow sandy area for little ones. Some shaded areas. We thought more seating, even just benches, would be good for those unable to sit/lay on the grass area.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Dave L
    Melbourne, Australia103 contributions
    Unbelievably good! The entire 35 hectares is just fantastic. Allow plenty of time to stroll around. The conservatorium is divine.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Sivyhuang
    Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
    Following the journey of a drop of water, we learnt about the freshwater environments first, then saltwater, then the deep sea. It was a super useful introduction to our northern QLD journey!
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • WayneO
    14 contributions
    One of the best esplanades I have been on, very safe at night and well lit up. Credit to the Council and QLD tourism for this remarkable creation. It wasn’t here when I lived here in 95, so glad it is now.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • claire k
    4 contributions
    Great scenic train ride, awesome markets in Kuranda and beautiful views from the skyrail cableway, staff were great, would highly recommend
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • mark p
    Tamworth, Australia4 contributions
    Great playground with plenty of activities and water fun. Lovely and shady. Well worth a visit. Bring swimmers and towel.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • B A
    Sydney, Australia34 contributions
    Pretty little spot - visited on a warm day and water looked quite refreshing. One of the must do falls on the waterfall circuit.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • B A
    Sydney, Australia34 contributions
    Good for a day trip from cairns. Plenty of time to relax, walk and see the sights. Make sure you have a driving plan before you leave, which is easy enough to find by checking the tour company itineraries.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Andrew Eastwood
    2 contributions
    Loved every minute of it, fired a rifle for the first time in years actually saw a real German tiger and panther tank did the tour with Paul whose knowledge is excellent. Fantastic collection def be back maybe for tank fest and ride a tank!! Great place for young and old alike and the collection is fantastic and well presented.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • jennifer1962_12
    Melbourne, Australia173 contributions
    booking was easy, nice 50 minute boat trip out. perfect conditions on the day we went (i suffer from sea sickness and wear sea sickness bands) so the day we went was ideal, wind did start to blow up on the return trip. island very well managed, clean toilets and well organized. plenty of fish to see, whether your snorkeling or on the glass bottom boat. didn't need a stinger suit but there were plenty on the island to hire if you wanted too. Good for those who don't like to get burnt as well. unfortunately food choices atm are limited but hopefully will improve with staffing issues and time will tell. great experience for young and old. paths on island pretty good, easy to get around. would have liked to have booked the indigenous tour , definitely next time.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • B A
    Sydney, Australia34 contributions
    its a cay - a large sand island on the great barrier reef. Went here as part of a reef cruise. Nice shallow waters to snorkel.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Jodie784
    Chelsea, Australia41 contributions
    Definitely something fun to do. A little crowded, so maybe go a little later when the crowds thinned out. Found a fruit called a ugly grapefruit that I’ve never seen before. Couldn’t help but buy one for later. It was the best grapefruit I’ve ever eaten. Also found a beautiful pair of stud pearl earrings.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Travel wise twosome
    Geelong, Australia91 contributions
    We spent a good hour in the museum. It showed the early history of Cairns, was very informative, and had lots of artifacts and photographs. A good place to go for a quiet time to get to know Cairns.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • CairnsHostess
    Cairns, Australia41 contributions
    It is just a short walk to the gorge. The walk is cemented so it's not the most pleasant walk in terms of authentic feeling tracks, but the gorge is absolute magic.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • CountryGirl2017
    28 contributions
    We are tourists from NSW so came to visit Cairns to help boost tourism after the impact of covid. I was excited about the night markets but had been told there were a lot of vacant shops due to covid and this is true and it felt like it. There were plenty of people but not many shops at the markets to browse through. I hope you fill up again soon Cairns.
    Written 25 April 2022
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