Things to do in Cairns

Top Things to Do in Cairns, Cairns Region - Cairns Attractions

Things to Do in Cairns

Top Attractions in Cairns


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  • ILoveDogs2014
    Orange, Australia36 contributions
    Great attraction for all ages. Lifeguards were on duty during the day when we were there. Shallow sandy area for little ones. Some shaded areas. We thought more seating, even just benches, would be good for those unable to sit/lay on the grass area.
    Written 11 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Travel wise twosome
    Geelong, Australia88 contributions
    We had a guided tour through the gardens and learnt so much about the beautiful trees and plants. A lovely pleasant way to spend a morning.
    Written 5 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nico
    3 contributions
    I love the Layout and seeing the fresh water section then the sea water section and the show sexplained how it all fits together. I learned something and had a great experience
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Heather
    Chilliwack, Canada167 contributions
    Not having been here for over 10 yrs, we wanted to spend a little time in the area. We went for a lovely walk along the boardwalk. I was amazed at how 'clean' everything was, no sign of litter anywhere, everything so green and lush. The tide was going out when we were here. We walked quite a ways down along the beach but our time was limited today.
    Although I wish we'd had more time to spend here, we had a schedule to keep.
    I would recommend to give yourself a few days in the area if you really want to see Cairns.
    Written 12 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • claire k
    4 contributions
    Great scenic train ride, awesome markets in Kuranda and beautiful views from the skyrail cableway, staff were great, would highly recommend
    Written 13 May 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
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  • bowenarrow
    Pacific Palms, Australia11,096 contributions
    Good sliding down the rock face and safe if you take care. I'm 82 and I found it a nice walk in the rainforest and not tiring at all'
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Mary
    Darwin, Australia21 contributions
    We were lucky enough to spend a day driving through the tablelands. There are so many beautiful stops along the way where you can sit by the side of a lake or look over the canyon. We stopped at a couple of little restaurants and cafes along the way and they were quite charming and very quaint. The roads are good although they are quite windy at times. Overall a very enjoyable day trip.
    Written 8 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andrew Eastwood
    2 contributions
    Loved every minute of it, fired a rifle for the first time in years actually saw a real German tiger and panther tank did the tour with Paul whose knowledge is excellent. Fantastic collection def be back maybe for tank fest and ride a tank!! Great place for young and old alike and the collection is fantastic and well presented.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Joanne W
    Greater Sydney, Australia11 contributions
    We took a sail boat to Green Island. It rained all day and there was zero visibility. Was strange that it wasn't cancelled.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Alex F
    4 contributions
    Beautiful coral cay. Lots of sea birds, marine animals, fish and corals. Absolutely stunning and highly recommend a visit to the Michaelmas and Upolu Cay Marine Park
    Written 12 June 2021
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  • Jodie784
    Chelsea, Australia41 contributions
    Definitely something fun to do. A little crowded, so maybe go a little later when the crowds thinned out. Found a fruit called a ugly grapefruit that I’ve never seen before. Couldn’t help but buy one for later. It was the best grapefruit I’ve ever eaten. Also found a beautiful pair of stud pearl earrings.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Travel wise twosome
    Geelong, Australia88 contributions
    We spent a good hour in the museum. It showed the early history of Cairns, was very informative, and had lots of artifacts and photographs. A good place to go for a quiet time to get to know Cairns.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • The-Dakk-Man
    New South Wales, Australia60 contributions
    Gorgeous place, quite a walk t oto the falls but well worth it.
    Take aeroguard the mozzies are savage
    Written 15 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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
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