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Tanks Arts Centre

46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6600
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A Truly Unique and Wonderful Space

The Tanks Arts Centre is made up of 3 WWII fuel storage cells, huge concrete tanks built for the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
Ned W
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Cairns Region, Australia
One of the best venues

This is one of the best venues I have been to. The acoustics brilliant, the position in the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2015
tina y
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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).
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gallery space” (3 reviews)
“local art” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6600

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Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Tanks Arts Centre is made up of 3 WWII fuel storage cells, huge concrete tanks built for the Navy during the Pacific war in 1944 set amongst the beautiful green of the botanical gardens that surround them. I love the irony that these tanks...More

2  Thank Ned W
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This is one of the best venues I have been to. The acoustics brilliant, the position in the wonderful gardens is lovely , rarely do you have to wait a long time to get in, performances are reasonable, usually can get a parking spot nearby....More

1  Thank tina y
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I love Tanks, its such a great space to see live music! It captures everything Cairns stands for in the tropics. The way the rainforest has taken over and surrounded much of the structure of the old tanks, gives it a magical vibe in the...More

1  Thank Julia S
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Best live gig venue in town, awesome atmosphere, seen loads of acts at the Tanks always leave with a big smile on my dial 👍😊

1  Thank Shortcake95
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I am always surprised by the jam-packed program that Tanks Arts Centre offers - art exhibitions, great gigs, workshops, school holiday programs, drama - the list goes on. The setting is unlike any other - massive tanks with a history dating back to WWII, surrounded...More

2  Thank AliceDrift
Reviewed 26 June 2015

This has to be the best venue in Cairns for live music. I've seen so many top Australian bands and International bands here too... Michael Franti, The Wailers, Fat Freddys Drop, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals. The history of this place is pretty amazing...More

Thank Kain S
Reviewed 25 June 2015

great vibe, amazing sound in the band room, fantastic and diverse program - i spend a lot of time there - it's my favourite australian venue. love it.

1  Thank roz p
Reviewed 1 June 2015

An excellent and versatile space adjacent to the Botanical Gardens. The huge historical tanks provide a wonderful area for a variety of artistic pursuits.When we visited, there was a 2D display of primary school work as well as a walk through Space display which was...More

1  Thank mike_copland
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Fantastic and unique function space at the Tanks. We had a great night with over 200 people for dinner. At night time the Tanks are a magical venue. The only down side is that you don't have phone or internet coverage inside the Tanks... I...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The re-purposed storage tanks, now the TANKS ART CENTRE are nestled at the foothills of Mt Whitfield adjacent to the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Lovely surrounds. This month (AUG 2014) we were treated to the "Inkmasters" exhibition. There are some amazing pieces on show. The amount...More

Thank AndyCairnsFNQ
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