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Things to do in Cairns

 

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North Queensland Trail Bike Adventures
Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Motorcycle Trails
Owner description: Let us take you on a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the... more » Owner description: Let us take you on a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the world famous Wold Heritage listed areas of Cairns, the Tablelands and Cape York area in style on current model Suzuki DRZ400E all outfitted with long range fuel tanks, and experience the many river crossings, splendid scenery and abundant wildlife. Once discovered, never forgotten!Stop dreaming and come riding and fishing 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. « less
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Playgrounds
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Ranked #3 of 33 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! PLEASE NOTE that the biennial programmed maintenance closure of the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and amenities building will take place from 9pm, 10 June 2014 and is scheduled to reopen at 6am, 28 June 2014 (weather dependent). Please be reminded that all other Cairns Esplanade facilities will be open during this time. « less
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Trails
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Ranked #5 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Islands
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #14 of 33 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 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #16 of 33 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 #17 of 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #19 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #21 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #22 of 33 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 #23 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Casinos
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Ranked #24 of 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #25 of 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #26 of 33 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 #27 of 33 attractions in Cairns
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Ranked #28 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #29 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #30 of 33 attractions in Cairns
Category: Tours
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