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Ranked #1 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Motorcycle Trails
Owner description: Join us for a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the world... more » Owner description: Join us for a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the world famous World Heritage listed areas of Cairns, the Tablelands and Cape York area in style on current model Suzuki DRZ400E, and experience the many river crossings, splendid scenery and abundant wildlife. come riding with North Queensland Trail Bike Adventures, safe in the knowledge that your holiday will be memorable from start to finish and a remarkable experience with our pride being dedicated customer satisfaction and professional care. Once discovered, never forgotten! « less
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Playgrounds
Owner description: Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm (including public holidays and weekends). Sections of... more » Owner description: Muddy's playground is open every day of the year between 9am and 7pm (including public holidays and weekends). Sections of Muddy's are closed for maintenance on Tuesday and Thursday mornings until noon. Even when maintenance works are being carried out, Council aims to have at least half the playground available for use. Muddy's is a modern, fun, safe, splash playground and parkland. It incorporates active, passive, interactive and educational facilities with a combination of play equipment. Muddy's playground is themed "Life in Trinity Bay" and the playground includes water play areas plus a flying fox, sound chimes, track ride, rope bridge, slides, play houses, story telling areas, see-saw, trick track and puzzle games. Please note that the disabled-use Liberty Swing uses the MLAK national keying system. For access please ask at Muddy's cafe. Muddy's has two toilet facilities one at the north end of Muddy's near the cafe and one at the southern end of Muddy's. Muddy's has barbecues, picnic tables and an on-site cafe. « less
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Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Trails
Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional... more » Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility. « less
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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Water Parks; Beaches; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking... more » Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking Trinity Inlet, the 4800 sq metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year round safe swimming location. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration and chlorination system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade The Lagoon is open 6am - 9pm Thursday - Tuesday, Midday - 9pm Wednesday all year round.While you are on the Cairns Esplanade why not check out the Cottage Industry Market, 8am - 4pm every Saturday, in the Plaza just next to the Lagoon. Why not enjoy the weekend's live music featuring local bands with the stage set up next to the Lagoon. The Cairns Esplanade also boasts Beach Volleyball Courts, Bouldering Park, Skate Park, BBQs, Active Living Fitness Classes, Muddy's Playground, Funship Playgrounds and so much more, all free for casual use. Come along and enjoy! « less
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Ranked #5 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning... more » Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free. The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate. The Cairns Botanic Gardens include: Flecker Garden Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater The Rainforest Boardwalk Mount Whitfield Conservation Park The Gondwanan Heritage Garden « less
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Category: Islands
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Ranked #10 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: The Great Barrier Reef, the lush tropical rainforest and the Cairns city skyline provide the most spectacular backdrop for... more » Owner description: The Great Barrier Reef, the lush tropical rainforest and the Cairns city skyline provide the most spectacular backdrop for this awesome Tandem Skydive option. Skydive the Reef Cairns (Skydive Australia) provide FREE return transfers from all Cairns accommodation and full training and instruction from their highly experienced professional team of tandem skydive instructors. « less
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Ranked #12 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Owner description: Behind the Botanic Gardens is Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, home to the Red and Blue Arrow Trails. These two linked... more » Owner description: Behind the Botanic Gardens is Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, home to the Red and Blue Arrow Trails. These two linked tracks ascend the slopes of Mount Whitfield. The Red Arrow loop trail (1.5Km return) beginning at Collins Avenue, climbs 100m in elevation through rainforest, Eucalypt forest and grasslands to a lookout above the Cairns International Airport offering views over the city and out to Green Island. A short link trail ascends a further 50 metres to another lookout from where the Blue Arrow loop trail (4.5Km return) commences. The Blue Arrow trail takes you through mainly rainforest to an elevation of 300m. About half way around, a short side track will take you to a lookout on the summit of Mt Lumley Hill where you get views along the coast to the north of Cairns. « less
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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #14 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen, except by fishermen. Only accessible by boat, M.V.... more » Owner description: Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen, except by fishermen. Only accessible by boat, M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable, air-conditioned vessel taking small numbers of visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from our crew. This is the saltwater crocodile’s natural habitat – with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particularly in the cooler months. Cairns Harbour Cruises depart daily at 11.00am and 1.30pm for a 2 hour cruise.We also offer an evening cruise departing at 5.30pm daily.Picture yourself drinking sparkling wine while watching the tropical sunset from Trinity Inlet. A sunset cruise aboard the MV Crocodile Explorer sets the tone for an unforgettable evening. As our friendly crew greet you on board you will be offered a welcome drink to enjoy on deck prior to departure. The Sunset Cruise allows passengers to soak in beautiful views of the waterways, mangroves and mountains in the magical early evening sun. The 90 minute cruise includes a sparkling wine, standard beer, wine or soft drink and savoury nibbles on arrival. « less
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Ranked #15 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional Gallery is the region's premier destination for exhibitions... more » Owner description: Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional Gallery is the region's premier destination for exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary art by leading regional, national and international artists. The Gallery also presents exhibitions highlighting key works and themes from the permanent collection that focus on the unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland. Throughout the year the Gallery presents a range of creative learning programs for audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds including art classes, talks and events that relate to exhibitions and the permanent collection. « less
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Ranked #21 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: 18 Hole course located just 5 mins from Cairns CBD. 66 Motorised Carts, Driving range with fully licensed and airconditioned... more » Owner description: 18 Hole course located just 5 mins from Cairns CBD. 66 Motorised Carts, Driving range with fully licensed and airconditioned clubhouse. Course open for Social play almost every day. Please call ahead to book your tee time! « less
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Ranked #22 of 39 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #23 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Casinos
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Ranked #24 of 39 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #28 of 39 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #29 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Cazalys Cairns AFL Club - Open 7 days a week from 9am - 2am daily. Cazalys award winning club in Cairns- Best Club Far North... more » Owner description: Cazalys Cairns AFL Club - Open 7 days a week from 9am - 2am daily. Cazalys award winning club in Cairns- Best Club Far North QLD 2014, Best Football Club QLD 2014 & Best Social Club QLD in 2014. Boasting a world class stadium, ever-changing live entertainment, exciting gaming lounge, home to the chic new restaurant- Barassis (operated by Debbie Maxwell & her team),Barassis Cafe and an out-of-this-world children's entertainment area & Kids Club. The new renovations reflect the clubs commitment to evolving with the times and catering to the changing demands of patrons. So whether you're meeting friends for coffee, gathering the family for dinner or just want to relax and watch a game, your always welcome at Cazalys. « less
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Ranked #30 of 39 attractions in Cairns
Category: Tours
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