Things to do in Cairns

Top Things to Do in Cairns, Australia - Cairns Attractions

Things to Do in Cairns

Top Attractions in Cairns


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What travellers are saying

  • Happy Traveller
    Sydney, Australia5,208 contributions
    Excellent “strolling” place. Wide esplanades.. vibrant shops on one side, beautiful wide green spaces on the other. With a large open pool area for all ages - marinas with great views. The place is just alive. The trees are all lit up at night and it’s stunning
    Written 5 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sue F
    2 contributions
    Great selection of pants and a very interesting educational journey of original use of plants in northern Queensland for medicines housing and weapons. The conservatory is beautiful and the artworks made of metal are beautiful
    Written 29 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Gunner do
    Newcastle, Australia556 contributions
    This aquarium is a delight and will capture you for hours. Recommend to anyone visiting Cairns. Special concessions for pensioners.
    Written 30 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • KatielouAustralia
    Hobart, Australia1,588 contributions
    Clearly as popular with the locals as the visitors the boardwalk showcases he relationship between Cairns and the water. Easy to walk/jog/run along the boardwalk and admire the views.
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mark Ransom
    Ormond, Australia25 contributions
    A must do experience for anyone, a great view and informative guided voice over created a historical and pleasant journey up the mountain.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mark p
    Tamworth, Australia4 contributions
    Great playground with plenty of activities and water fun. Lovely and shady. Well worth a visit. Bring swimmers and towel.
    Written 19 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Monica Wehinger
    Sydney, Australia215 contributions
    A full on beautiful set of falls. Worth a day of frollicking in the lovely waters. Safe enough for rock slides, and lots of smaller pools to enjoy this lovely lovely spot.
    Written 30 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • B A
    Sydney, Australia34 contributions
    Good for a day trip from cairns. Plenty of time to relax, walk and see the sights. Make sure you have a driving plan before you leave, which is easy enough to find by checking the tour company itineraries.
    Written 22 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Colin B
    Perth, Australia13 contributions
    An amazing place. Only noticed it after the sky rail and went back the next day, spent about 4 hours but was not enough time. The ticket gives you 3 days access which would be the best way to see all the tanks and information.
    If you like a bit of history on wars and especially tanks, this is a must. There is even a rifle range and can ride in a tank. Leave the young kids and the partner behind if they are not into it and immerse your self, there are activities for kids. Enjoy, do 3-4 hours each day to get the most out of it.
    Written 28 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Stevewood
    Jeeralang Junction, Australia10 contributions
    We were lucky enough to swim with turtles twice when snorkelling just off the island
    Coral is average but some nice fish
    Food and drinks overpriced best pack your own lunch
    Written 6 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • B A
    Sydney, Australia34 contributions
    its a cay - a large sand island on the great barrier reef. Went here as part of a reef cruise. Nice shallow waters to snorkel.
    Written 20 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Heidi L
    Morphett Vale, Australia33 contributions
    I lived in Cairns and enjoyed all the Fresh fruit n veg, lovely to wander and look at the different varieties. Food stall holders quite often offer samples .
    I will never hesitate to go back
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • maryj_10
    Benalla, Victoria4 contributions
    History of Queensland from Cooks arrival thru to today. PNG display well worth a look. Beautiful view from the balcony
    Written 18 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • CairnsHostess
    Cairns, Australia41 contributions
    It is just a short walk to the gorge. The walk is cemented so it's not the most pleasant walk in terms of authentic feeling tracks, but the gorge is absolute magic.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • CountryGirl2017
    28 contributions
    We are tourists from NSW so came to visit Cairns to help boost tourism after the impact of covid. I was excited about the night markets but had been told there were a lot of vacant shops due to covid and this is true and it felt like it. There were plenty of people but not many shops at the markets to browse through. I hope you fill up again soon Cairns.
    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.