Cairns Australia (pronounced "cans") is a laid-back, yet
cosmopolitan-style escape, offering access to exotic
tropical cuisine, shopping, a taste of Aboriginal
culture, and a range of adventure touring options.
Cairns palm tree-studded Esplanade overlooking Trinity
Harbour simply buzzes. The choice and quality of
restaurants and cafés is amazing. You will find
everything from coffee shops and ice creameries to
bistros, wine bars, seafood restaurants and colourful
night markets in Cairns.
Shoppers should head for the Cairns Central
complex and the Pier Marketplace - Cairns is a shopper's
heaven providing a range of international and local
Rusty's Market on Grafton Street is a blaze of colour
and activity. You'll find tropical fruits like mangoes,
jack fruit, black sapotes, rambutans and avocados as
well as locally grown tea, coffee, and fresh herbs.
There are several world championship golf courses in
Cairns. Horse racing in season is a local and visitor
favourite as well as the individual Cairns festivals, events, sporting
events and more . . .
In Cairns the top of the list for culture vultures
should be Cairns Regional Art Gallery, arguably the
country's finest regional gallery. There's always an
exhibition of fine local art and often a major
travelling exhibition on show.
Then there is Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Tjapukai is amazing, combining culture, entertainment
and education. Visitors are treated to authentic
dancing, demonstrations of traditional foods and
medicines, and can even learn how to throw a boomerang
so that it comes back!
With hundreds of day tours operating out of
Cairns each day, you will never be short of something to
do. You can learn to snorkel, dive, go white water
rafting, reef fishing, or take the bungee jump plunge.
Or you can indulge in more laid-back pleasures of Cairns
like floating over the lush rainforest of the Atherton
Tablelands in a hot air balloon or teeing off amid palm
trees overlooking the Coral Sea. (Book
Alongside Tjapukai is the environmentally stunning
Skyrail, which glides silently just metres above dense
rainforest to the quaint mountain village of Kuranda.
From here you can board the famous Kuranda Rail for the
trip back to Cairns over the spectacular Barron Gorge.
You will be spoilt for choice. Please visit our
TOURS PAGE to see what is on
offer. Based on our experience let us help you pre-book
tours to take the stress out of your holiday.