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Tanks Arts Centre

46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6600
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Local hangout worth checking out

This is an undiscovered gem by most visitors to Cairns but well known to locals. There are 3 Tanks... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
SydneySuz
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sydney
Tanks for the Memories

I am a local and I go to the Tanks Art Centre quite often for many different reasons eg art... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2015
Mareja W
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Cairns, Australia
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One of Australia's most unique venues. Converted from historic wartime oil tanks to an arts centre. By day view free art exhibitions and walk the beautiful surrounds. By night be sure to check who is playing in Cairns' best entertainment venue (awarded this title for the last five years and counting).
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30, 18:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6600
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is an undiscovered gem by most visitors to Cairns but well known to locals. There are 3 Tanks which house live performance and visual arts. I recently saw a entertaining indigenous cabaret performance in Tanks 1 which usually houses music gigs and also saw...More

Thank SydneySuz
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I am a local and I go to the Tanks Art Centre quite often for many different reasons eg art exhibitions, workshops and the monthly markets. I have also attended and enjoyed many varied concerts by local, national and international artists. Love the Tanks.

Thank Mareja W
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The venue consists of 3 tanks converted from World War 2 oil storage tanks. It is located in the lush surrounds of the Cairns Botanic Gardens. It is a venue for concerts, exhibitions and community events. I really enjoy spending time with my friends and...More

1  Thank Norlia C
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Always interested in looking at different venues for Entertainment & The Tanks is set in the wonderful surrounds of the Cairns Botanical Gardens. Walking about this lovely area during the daylight hours is treat in itself. Have been to Market days there & has a...More

Thank NaughtyNorthernGal
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Stunning contemporary arts venue sitting quietly in the Botanic Gardens (and it's a gorgeous daytime walk from the CBD along the esplanade to the precinct) - with a fantastic live music program, gallery space that's free to walk around, a cafe to have a delicious...More

Thank Belinda G
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I saw Michael Franti and Donavon Frankenreiter here a few moths back. Amazing venue for concerts (very hot) but I think that adds to the atmosphere. Loved it. I'm so excited to see Xavier Rudd and Jebadiah! The Tanks get some awesome acts performing and...More

Thank GabbyG91
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I went last Sunday whilst the wonderful Tanks markets were also on. The current art displays by Hannah Parker and Rose Rigley are great although both are very different. Hannah captures landscapes in rich colours whilst Rose sketches dogs in black and white. The dogs...More

1  Thank Tassie-ite
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Free exhibitions in the gallery. Also a beautiful place to walk around and soak in the historic tanks and the surroundings. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Cassandra O
Reviewed 30 June 2015

One of our favourite sight-seeing locations in Cairns to take visiting family and friends - monthly markets are a big hit with visitors with a large range of local handmade products and produce on display, plus an ongoing program of exhibitions and performances to see...More

1  Thank Olivia E
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

This is one of the BEST places to listen to music in AUSTRALIA because the acoustics are fantastic...you can get up close and personal with the artists...and you can have a beer...brilliant... PLUS the Tanks also hosts ART EXHIBITIONS and MARKET DAYS...Fantastic

1  Thank belisdo
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Kerry B
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Yes we do Kerry.
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