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Hipster and Street Art Walking Tour provided by Cairns Urban Walking Tours

Hipster and Street Art Walking Tour

Hipster and Street Art Walking Tour
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from $30.56 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
With Cairns being the second Hipster capital of Australia, it's no wonder it is so cool ("hip"). But what makes it Hipster and why do Hipsters play such an important role in larger society? We will explore the influential Hipster culture through food, cafes, street art, elite barbers, and vintage shops. Find out how much your life may be influenced by hipsters or if you're a closet hipster...! The tour provides an overview of the global Hipster culture and how it has expanded in Cairns. The importance and evolution of tattooing as art and a global trend, the emergence of graffiti as art, the food trends that hipsters have influenced (including the emergence of vegan food options), and the niche of elite barbers (and those hipster beards!) are all explored. Discounts for seniors, children and groups of 4 or more offered.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 173382P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Experienced guide • 10% Voucher for the Cairns Museum • 10% voucher for Tropik Nutrition • Entry/Admission - Cairns
Exclusions
Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Cairns
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Cairns City Tattoo & Body Piercing, 26 Shields St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia In front of Cairns City Tattoo and Body Piercing on the corner of Lake and Shields Street (opposite Cairns Museum/Evo Burger)
Oceana Walk Arcade, 62 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Tour ends at Oceana Walk Arcade (1/2 block from starting point)
Inclusions
Experienced guide • 10% Voucher for the Cairns Museum • 10% voucher for Tropik Nutrition • Entry/Admission - Cairns
Exclusions
Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Cairns • Entry/Admission - Cairns
Departure details
Cairns City Tattoo & Body Piercing, 26 Shields St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia In front of Cairns City Tattoo and Body Piercing on the corner of Lake and Shields Street (opposite Cairns Museum/Evo Burger)
Oceana Walk Arcade, 62 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Tour ends at Oceana Walk Arcade (1/2 block from starting point)
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Oceana Walk Arcade, 62 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Tour ends at Oceana Walk Arcade (1/2 block from starting point)
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cairns City Tattoo & Body Piercing
    26 Shields St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    In front of Cairns City Tattoo and Body Piercing on the corner of Lake and Shields Street (opposite Cairns Museum/Evo Burger)
    See address & details
  • 1
    evo Burger
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Cairns City Tattoo & Body Piercing
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Slap and Pickle Low and Slow Smokehouse
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Makin' Whoopee
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    NorthSite Contemporary Arts (formerly KickArts)
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Jimmys Burger & Co
  • 6
    Coffee Works Cairns
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Penlan Street Co
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    The Source Bulk Foods
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Café Strada
  • 9
    Vintage Seeker
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Caffiend
    Eggplant and Poppy
  • 10
    Blvk Temple Tattoo
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Pantry 15
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5.0
12 reviews
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Clare T
2 contributions
Excellent & so informative
May 2021 • Friends
A tour really worth doing. Thanks to Peter who explained the influence of the Hipster development in Cairns. And a bonus visiting & meeting enthusiastic business owners.
Written May 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zoe W
Cebu Island, Philippines9 contributions
Very Inspiring & Colourful
Nov 2019
Most enjoyable, intriguing, inspiring & colourful! So many gems showing many facets of this colourful joyas city!
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining me on the Hipster tour! It was my pleasure to be able to show you the gems and hidden hipster treasures of our city.
Written December 9, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashley C
Rock Springs, WY6 contributions
Absolutely wonderful tour!
My husband and I had an amazing time with Georgia on this tour! It was so fun to see Cairns through the lens of the hipster influence. She introduced us to so many cool restaurants, shops and murals that we never would have known about on our own! Georgia has out a lot of time and effort into organizing everything. I'm excited to explore all of the places she showed us now that I'll be living in Cairns for a month. Definitely take the time to go on this tour, it will be a highlight of your trip to Cairns!
Written September 25, 2019
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Thank you Ashley! Sorry I didn't see this review until now. I am glad you enjoyed exploring the hipster side of Cairns (and seeing you a week later!). I hope you had lots of fun following up in our amazing eateries and shops and outdoor art.
Written November 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daydream540839
2 contributions
Hipster & Street Art Walking Tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
Absolutely loved this tour. Georgia was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Strongly recommend this tour gave us a new perspective of Cairns. Street Art tucked away and Hipster culture.
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining me on this tour! I am glad I was able to show you this side of Cairns.
Written September 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emmylouloves
Holloways Beach, Australia20 contributions
Cairns has come alive to me again!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I mean as a local, I knew Cairns was good but now I’ve seen it through a different lense altogether. This tour is brilliant as Georgia’s passion for the history and culture of Cairns shines a whole new light on the city. It really is a wonderful way to spend an hour and a half and for such a great price; accessible for everyone. Hipster or not, you’re going to love the hidden gems that Georgia will reveal to you as you cruise the streets of this beautiful Cairns. Only one negative I need to mention: I just had to go back and spend some money in the new shops and delicious eateries that we popped into!!!!
Loved every minute Georgia! Thank you.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thank you Emmylouloves for your review. I have been so delighted to hear how this hipster tour is giving locals a new understanding and appreciation of this great city. I am glad you discovered the unique shops where independent retailers are pouring their hearts and creativity in making wonderful experiences, whether it be coffee and amazing food, unique clothing, individually crafted items, and vintage gems. Happy exploring :)
Written August 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ellayogi23
Cairns Region, Australia2 contributions
Such a fun way to get to know Cairns
Jul 2019 • Friends
The Hipster Walking Tour was great fun. Tattoo parlours, burger bars, funky shops and cool graffiti. Georgia has lots of fun facts and shows you the hippest places to check out and enjoy in the city. I am a local and loved a closer look at the street art. My parents were visiting and loved seeing Cairns through the lens of a hipster. Highly recommended.
Written July 24, 2019
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Thank you ellayogi23! I am so glad both you and your parents enjoyed the tour - they really understood the importance of hipster culture by the end...its not just a "look". Glad you discovered places to enjoy in the future.
Written July 25, 2019
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Raj D
2 contributions
Felt like a local
Jul 2019 • Couples
After the walking tour my wife and I connected to Cairns in way we never would have otherwise. We discovered quaint stores and cool food (think organic, farm to table) places and even got discounts for future purchases. And we had an amazing time with Georgia who is one of the warmest, friendliest beings on the planet.
Written July 21, 2019
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Thank you Raj D for joining us on the tour and experiencing the amazing hidden hipster treasures of Cairns. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope you come back to enjoy our city again, and walk together too!
Written July 22, 2019
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Emm
1 contribution
(Re)discover the City
Jul 2019 • Couples
As a Cairns local, I was a little sceptic to this tour at first, mainly because I could never place my perception of 'hipster' together with Cairns. I ended up absolutely loving the tour, thanks to Georgia's incredibly open, grounded nature which makes anyone feel at home in her company. Georgia herself is one of the hidden gems of this tour, with extensive knowledge of the back alleys of Cairns and what's going on in the city. I learned an incredible amount about the town and was able to discover new sights and hotspots to explore thanks to her.

This city has long deserved this kind of activity, where locals and tourists can meet, where tourists can get to know the city, and where locals can re-discover their hometown. A definite must, for anyone, when in the city.
Written July 18, 2019
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Thank you AnthroEndeavour! I am so glad you have enjoyed this tour and that you have new hotspots to explore and re-discover in your home town. It is an absolute thrill to see the delight on people's faces during and after the tour. Cairns really is a very cool ("hip") place, increasingly so every day. Thank you again for joining me on this adventure and hope to see you again.
Written July 18, 2019
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Karl L
4 contributions
A hipster on tour
Jul 2019 • Couples
Georgia definitely got the type of energy a person needs in order to run engaging walking tours. With a nerdescé level of knowledge, coupled with the laid back approach that makes Cairns what it is, she provides participants with an engaging and informative tour. A hipster myself, I especially delighted in her theories on localised hipsterness. Only thing missing from the tour was a micro brewery, but apparently those aren't included in the index developed by the 'murican relocation company that places Cairns as hipster spot number two in Straya.
Written July 15, 2019
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Thank you authentic_af! I loved having an authentic hipster like you on the tour, and your humour is much appreciated! I think you have given me the idea for a new tour....the microbrewery beer. I think there is only one in the city at the moment so we might have it include some other interesting drinking spots with specialty drinks and cool atmosphere. I hope you continue to enjoy the hipster spots in Cairns...there are even more out there not covered by the tour. Enjoy! And might see you on another tour...:)
Written July 17, 2019
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sarah y
Canberra, Australia412 contributions
You must do this!
We are first timers to Cairns and went on Georgia's walking tour around city, and theme was 'hipster'. Apparently Cairns 2nd most hipster city in Oz according to US survey - I did not know this. Georgia showed us why Cairns has this title and how we are all hipsters in some way- exercise (Pilates / yoga studio), art (street graffiti), food (organic/ vegan), environment (sustainability), body art (tattoo/ piercing). Even my 7 and 10 year old enjoyed this. We gained a wonderful insight into this fabulous city and some great hints for enjoying Cairns hipster joints.
Written July 15, 2019
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Hi Sarah, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. I am so glad you enjoyed this and saw another side of Cairns. There really are some great places to hang out in the city. I am glad the kids enjoyed it too! They will be miles ahead of their peers in their understanding of the influencers that hipsters are, and how their mum and dad enjoy what hipsters have brought into their lives!! :))))
Written July 17, 2019
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876joanneo
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Highly Recommended Tour
Interesting, informative and guide Peter is a lovely guy to match. We would highly recommend this tour.
Bunnytc1
Bunnytc1
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Very informative , great knowledgeable guide. A tour not to miss.
Loved the tour we did in mid May. Peter was very knowledgeable, I've been to Cairns before but knew very little ab
Happiness692134
Happiness692134
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Great stories
Good overview. Nice mix of indiginous and colonial history. Memorable stories, clearly presented by Peter, it is vi
timsQ7654XS
timsQ7654XS
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Fantastic tour!
Peter was fantastic! He is so knowledgeable and personable. He had so much to share - I feel like we will never hav
madeleineo305
madeleineo305
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Amazing tour with an awesome tour guide
Peter was an amazing tour guide and incredibly knowledgeable! The tour was gripping - we are definitely going to go
Brizzy69
Brizzy69
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Excellent
Peter was a very informative and well spoken commentator who made the whole tour interesting and enjoyable . He to
Judith B
Judith B
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Very interesting. Thoroughly recommended
We really enjoyed the history walking tour around Cairns. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, pointi
Maapo33
Maapo33
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Lots of fun facts about Cairns
A very interesting and knowledgeable walk around central Cairns. Also lots of tips for things to do on the rest of
dscott1234
dscott1234
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Highly recommended
The tour guide was very enthusiastic and would even recommend us some restaurants to eat at. Overall, the tour had
Satomi_0112
Satomi_0112
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Awesome とてもおすすめ
If you are interested in at least one of the following: history, art, and architecture in Cairns, you must join thi
Colcata45
Colcata45
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Nice walk
On a sunny hot afternoon we had a great walk on Short Street visiting some shops offering very friendly services an
davidbarraclough2019
davidbarraclough2019
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Very informative
This was a walk around cairns city with so much to see and interest. I took the 1 pm tour which I was the only per
Zoe W
Zoe W
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Very entertaining, interesting and informative!
Recommend to tourists AND LOCALS!! Even as a local I found the tour very enjoyable, educational and insightful! We
ginee89
ginee89
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One more think you should put on your agenda in Cairns!
The guide gave a profound background knowledge about the markets history and the products we could find. It was bey
gracekwan
gracekwan
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Great experience!!
It was interesting for us to learn about Cains history. Georgia explained in easy English, so we could almost under
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