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Cairns - Attractions

Cairns Attractions

The region of Cairns in tropical North Queensland is well regarded the world over for its wide range of scenic attractions and exciting activities from a 110 million year old rainforest to the cultural highlights of Kuranda. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for in Cairns with golf courses, deep sea diving, white water rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, and horse riding. Night owls will delight in the abundance of restaurants, theatres, pubs and clubs. Cairns is the only destination on earth where two World Heritage-listed attractions - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, lie side by side.

Some of the more popular Cairns attractions and activities include:

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
This sanctuary is home to more than 1500 colourful tropical butterflies - all residents of the local area. The aviary here is designed to recreate the butterfly's natural habitat with a running stream and native tropical plants to enhance the authenticity.

8 Rob Vievers Drive Kuranda Qld 4872
+61 7 4093 7575

Birdworld
In the heart of Kuranda, Birdworld is one of the largest free-flight aviaries in Australia. Over 56 different species of native Australian birds live in its safe enclosure, including brightly coloured parrots, lorikeets and large exotic cassowaries. Most of the birds are native to Tropical North Queensland, however the park is also home to endangered species from rainforests around the world such as the Amazonian Macaw.

P O Box 758 Kuranda Queensland 4872 Australia
+61 7 4093 9188

Bungee Jumping
Experience the ultimate in thrill and adventure by jumping off a high tower towards a shallow pool with a giant rubber band attached to your ankles. The AJ Hackett Bungee Tower in Cairns is located 15 km (9 miles) north of the city in a dense tropical rainforest.

Combat Sports
Try your hand at Laser Tag an outdoor combat team sport that is fast paced and extreme. Each team is equipped with infrared weapons and sensor helmets. Players shoot an invisible and harmless infrared beam, similar to the ones uses in television remote controls.

Four Wheel Drive Touring
Much Australia’s rugged and exotic landscape is still undeveloped, providing vast tracts of land perfect for off-road driving. Organised trips are also available where trained drivers will take you on an overland journey for one day, or a weeklong trip.

Gold Fields
Leave Cairns via the Kuranda Range, travel through the picturesque Tablelands and you’ll get to the historical goldfields where you can learn how to pan for gold.

Kite Surfing
Kite Surfing is the most radical and extreme water sport possible that doesn't require a big combustion engine in a fibreglass non-displacement hull. It is a combination of windsurfing, surfing and paragliding and is pure fun! The popular Kite Surfing beach is Yorkeys Knob. On any day with more than ten knots of breeze, the southern end of the beach will be lined with kite surfers trying to jump waves and dodge each other in the surf.

Great Barrier Reef
Listed as one of seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is the cleanest and clearest body of water in the world and is a World Heritage listed area. The 2000 km (1243 miles) stretch of reef is home to more species of plants and animals.

Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm
Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm is a unique crocodile farm that holds a record as organising one of Australia's longest running and most successful crocodile shows, having operated since the 1930s. The farm also boasts koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries, dingoes, snakes and other reptiles endemic to Australia.

PO Box 171 Palm Cove Queensland Australia 4879
+61 7 4055 3576

Opal Factory
Discover how opals are mined, cut and polished. Many of the opals are displayed in the showroom for retail sale, and part is prepared for wholesale trade.

Cnr Cook Highway & Sharon Street Smithfield Cairns 4878 Australia
+61 7 4038 2366

Regional Gallery
The gallery organises national and international exhibitions as well as offers opportunities to engage in fun, educational art experiences through floor talks, workshops, art classes and guided tours.

Corner Abbott & Shields Streets Cairns, Queensland Australia
+61 7 4046 4800

Skyrail
This rainforest cableway is the most popular tourist attraction in the area. The cableway ride provides amazing panoramic views of Cairns city and the beauty of the tropical north.

The Reef Casino
Play at The Reef Casino and experience the excitement and fun of Australia's finest boutique casino.

35-41 Wharf Street PO Box 7320 Cairns Qld Australia 4870
+61 7 4030 8888

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
The park is set on 25 acres and combines the latest in theatre and technology. There are interactive activities with Aboriginal people who teach authentic traditional culture and customs.

Undersea World
Undersea World houses over 1000 marine creatures such as sharks, stingrays, moray eels, box jelly fish, crown of thorns starfish, the deadly but fascinating stonefish, crayfish, and barramundi. The aquarium offers talks in six languages and has daily shark feedings and public shark diving displays worth seeing.

The Pier Market Place Cairns Queensland Australia 4870
+61 7 4041 1777

Walsh's Pyramid
It is the highest freestanding natural pyramid in the world and is one of the most distinctive landmarks for the small sugar-farming town of Gordonvale.





Hotels in Cairns, Australia

Holiday Inn Cairns

Holiday Inn Cairns

Cnr The Esplanade&Florence Street PO Box 121 CAIRNS QLD 4870 AUSTRALIA

Holiday Inn Cairns provides a professional meeting service giving you, the conference organiser, unique benefits and services to enable you to plan and organise your conference with ease and confidence. We provide a guaranteed message delivery service which can...




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Cairns Hilton

Cairns Hilton

34 The Esplanade Cairns Queensland, Cairns, Australia

Nestled in the heart of Cairns, the recently refurbished 263-room Hilton Cairns is the perfect base from which to explore the world's most diversely beautiful tropical region. Experience the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the fascinating Daintree...




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Angsana Resort & Spa, Great Barrier Reef

Angsana Resort & Spa, Great Barrier Reef

1 Veivers Road (PO Box 202) Palm Cove, Cairns QLD 4879 Australia

The lure of the Great Barrier Reef, virgin rainforest, unrivalled wildlife and adventure make Cairns a fascinating destination. Just to the north of the town is another - Angsana Resort & Spa. The hotel stands on the shore of the Coral Sea, discreetly hidden among palms...




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Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns

Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns

35-41 Wharf Street, Po Box 6545, 4870 Cairns, Australia

Located in the heart of the city directly across the road from the Great Barrier Reef departure point. 122 rooms & 6 suites contain spa baths & balconies with stunning views of the city or Trinity Bay. Contemprary Asian dining at Tamarind. International buffet at "Pacific...




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Best Western Central Plaza Apartments Cairns

Best Western Central Plaza Apartments Cairns

255-257 Lake Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia

The Best Western Central Plaza Apartments Cairns is the preferred property for many corporate guests; it is within a stones throw location to the Cairns Base Hospital (only a five minute walk). All of the rooms are generously proportioned with sizes starting at 75 squa... more
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Best Western City Sheridan

Best Western City Sheridan

157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia

The Best Western City Sheridan offers 3.5-Star boutique style accommodations. We are located in the city of Cairns and offer 30 well presented spacious motel rooms. Close attractions include Cairns Central Shopping Center, entertainment complexes such as Cairns Civic Th... more
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Comfort Suites City Terraces Cairns

Comfort Suites City Terraces Cairns

63-65 McLeod Street Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Comfort Suites City Terraces Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you check out... more
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Comfort Suites Trinity Beach Club Cairns

Comfort Suites Trinity Beach Club Cairns

19-23 Trinity Beach Road Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Comfort Suites Trinity Beach Club Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you check... more
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Mercure Hotel Harbourside

Mercure Hotel Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade, 4870 Cairns, Australia

Hotel IntroductionLocated right on the Cairns waterfront esplanade, overlooking Trinity Bay and extensive parklands. 173 spacious, elegantly appointed rooms with private balconies offering panoramic views to the Coral Sea or majestic rainforest covered... more
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Quality Hotel Pacific International Cairns

Quality Hotel Pacific International Cairns

Cnr Esplanade & Spence St. Cairns Australia

Superb downtown waterfront location. Opposite major departure points to Great Barrier Reef and Reef Casino. Shopping precinct nearby. Hotel overlooks Trinity Harbour and Tropical Parks. more
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Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza Cairns

Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza Cairns

295 Sheridan Street Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you... more
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Quality Inn Rainbow Southside Cairns

Quality Inn Rainbow Southside Cairns

446-452 Mulgrave Rd. Cairns Australia

Welcome to the Quality Inn Rainbow Southside Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From your first night until you... more
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Comfort Inn Tropical Queenslander Cairns

Comfort Inn Tropical Queenslander Cairns

287 Lake Street Cairns Australia

Quality, Affordable Accommodations Centrally located to all amenities and only 3 minutes walking distance from the popular Cairns Esplanade, the Tropical Queenslander is the perfect choice for both domestic & international travelers. Boasting two swimming... more
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