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5 Best Things to Do on a Wet Summer’s Day in Cairns

Don’t let a summer downpour stop you from visiting Tropical North Queensland! Cairns offers a host of fun things to do even when the weather is wet, and our Cairns holiday apartments for families and couples puts the best of these just minutes away.

At Koala Court, enjoy a memorable holiday in Cairns, no matter the season with our Cairns accommodation in the heart of the city. Our location is surrounded by world-famous Cairns attractions, the best Cairns beaches and restaurant experiences that you won’t forget – all yours to enjoy by booking one of our fully self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Cairns apartments.

Whether you’re planning to explore the city, head out to the Great Barrier Reef or both, Koala Court Holiday Apartments has your ideal Cairns holiday in store. The tropical climate of Far North Queensland is hot all year round, but in the event of a rainy day during summer, here are 5 things you can do near our Cairns resort accommodation:

Experience Shopping in Cairns

Cairns City offers a world-class shopping experience in its numerous shopping centres – all of which can be reached within a short drive from our location on McLeod Street. For souvenirs, fast-food, beachwear, beauty spas or somewhere exciting to simply stroll around and browse, the leading Cairns shopping centres have you covered when the rain’s coming down in Cairns.

5 minutes away from Koala Court, Cairns Central Shopping Centre is the main shopping hub in Cairns – a large indoor complex home to the city’s biggest selection of retail stores. Close to Cairns Central is Orchid Plaza Shopping Centre and DFS Galleria – offering more to explore indoors – along with The Pier Shopping Centre on the waterfront next to Cairns Marlin Marina. 

Fashion, homewares, gifts, your favourite coffee chain and more – these large shopping centres in Cairns have it all.

Dine in the Best Cairns Restaurants

If it’s wet outside, make it your excuse to enjoy world-class dining in Cairns. There are a whole host of renowned restaurants scattered around the city, each offering a unique atmosphere and experience with a mouthwatering taste of Far North Queensland cuisine and its seasonal regional produce.

Near our Cairns accommodation apartments, find a wealth of options in the City Centre near Orchid Plaza, Munro Martin Parklands and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, such as Vivaldis Restaurant, Fusion Art Bar & Tapas, Ganbaranba, Bushfire Flame Grill and more. If you’re with a partner or group, head to The Pier for award-winning cuisine with a view of the marina, boasting famous Cairns restaurants that include Piato, Prawn Star and Tha Fish.

Have a Blast at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome

A stone’s throw from Orchid Plaza and DFS Galleria Cairns, visit Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome for an indoor blast on a rainy summer’s day. One of the most popular family attractions in central Cairns, Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome offers a day of fun for all ages with both wildlife encounters and thrilling activities to get involved in.

Just some of the hands-on experiences at this tourist attraction include zip-lining, rope swings, free falls and wall-climbing – for active adrenaline seekers, these aren’t to be missed. If the above doesn’t make you tingle with excitement, Cairns Wildlife Dome has a number of Aussie animals to see up-close in indoor enclosures, such as koalas, lizards, birds and more.

Visit Cairns Aquarium

Whether it’s raining or not, Cairns Aquarium is a must-visit attraction that’s only a 5-minute drive from our holiday apartments Cairns accommodation. A state-of-the-art aquarium that’s hailed as one of the best in Australia, Cairns Aquarium boasts 10 ecosystems to explore, 71 tanks and over 16,000 species to see from both land and sea.

Get ready to be blown away by this award-winning facility, which offers informative daily shows, interactive experiences and large enclosures home to countless species of fish, snakes, lizards, frogs, crustaceans, stingrays, jellyfish, sharks and more. With so much to see and do, Cairns Aquarium has enough to explore and enjoy over one whole day.

Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Conversely, the famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a rewarding experience in the tropical summer rain during which the lush Barron Gorge National Park rainforest comes to life with colour, low clouds, mesmerising mists and the sounds of wildlife as they thrive in the vitalising rain. On a wet day, hopping on the Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a must! 

Float above the dense World Heritage-listed rainforest in one of the Skyrail’s weatherproof gondolas and take in the Wet Tropics in all its ancient beauty. This multi-award-winning tourist experience, which lasts a few hours one-way, is rounded off with a breathtaking overhead view of Barron Falls – a natural spectacle in the heart of the rainforest that you can be sure you won’t forget.

Koala Court Cairns Holiday Apartments

Rain or shine, all the above is yours with our Cairns family accommodation at Koala Court Apartments – your ideal holiday base in the heart of Cairns City. For travellers, couples, families and groups, our complete range of one, two and three bedroom accommodation offers a memorable Cairns holiday for an affordable price, with added perks that include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym and free WiFi access.

All apartments at Koala Court are bright, spacious and self-contained, each featuring a fully furnished living and dining area, a complete kitchen with dishwasher and laundry facilities, air conditioning, Foxtel TV and a large private patio with outdoor furniture. All master bedrooms offer a modern ensuite and Queen-sized bed, with additional Queen and single beds in our two and three-bedroom apartments.

For your holiday in Cairns, save by booking directly with us! We offer best price guaranteed on all direct bookings, so you can enjoy a bigger budget for the above attractions and experiences. For more information, visit Koala Court.