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Evenings in Cairns for Tourists

St. Cloud, Minnesota
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Evenings in Cairns for Tourists

Hey all! My friend and I will be in Cairns for a few days, and we'll be doing a Great Barrier Reef day, Kuranda day, and an Atherton Tabelands and Paronella Park day, as well as an evening at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

We will have 2 other free evenings from about 5pm/6pm on, and I'm wondering what you'd recommend for us to do. We've never been to Cairns (and probably won't get back to AU at all), so anything you think is a "must see" would be appreciated.

Any suggestions would be awesome!!! Thanks!

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1. Re: Evenings in Cairns for Tourists

Hi. The Cairns Night Markets along the Esplanade - there's lots of stalls and a food court. It won't take up your entire evening but it's worth a visit.. I really enjoyed it.

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2. Re: Evenings in Cairns for Tourists

Sorry I missed your post before. There is not a lot of must do at night as it is a nature type destination and a small local population however sometime we have visiting acts that are very good. I have listed main venues here:


Also there is an illusion act at the casino, not sure how long this goes for..seems to be forever..but no guarantee.



If you are visiting Paronella Park during your stay you may enjoy dinner theatre at the Shangri La at the marina in Cairns city centre :


Mixed reviews for Flames of the Forest:


There is nightclub scene for the younger people, I have no clue lol

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