Stroll along the Cairns Esplanade! This famous esplanade offers the perfect afternoon stroll with a long coastal boardwalk that’s home to many different shops and al fresco eateries. Enjoy the glittering ocean views, and make sure to stop by the 4800 square metre Esplanade Lagoon.
Relax at the Cairns Botanic Gardens! Enjoy a great change of pace on your Cairns holiday by exploring the 38 hectares of native Australian gardens at the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The four areas to wander through include the Flecker Gardens, Centenary Lakes, Mt. Whitfield Conservation Park, and the Tanks Art Centre. Find the Cairns Botanic Gardens just moments from the CBD.
Admire Barron Gorge National Park with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway! One of the most popular attractions in Cairns is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. View the spectacular Barron Gorge National Park from above on a 7.5 km long cableway that provides birds-eye views over this World Heritage listed rainforest. The experience lasts 90 minutes with two stops at Red Peak Station and at Barron Falls Station, where you can wonder at the breathtaking 410 ft tall Barron Falls.
Visit the many Cairns beaches! Cairns offers several must-visit beaches just minutes from the CBD, each featuring its own incredible atmosphere. Palm Cove is the most famous, regularly voted as one of the best tourist beaches in the world, offering a gorgeous white beachfront lined with tall tropical trees and beachside eateries. Other beaches to discover include Trinity Beach, Holloways Beach, ands Yorkeys Knob – Cairns’ most popular beach for surfing.
Discover the Great Barrier Reef! The best reason to visit Cairns is its prime location near the Great Barrier Reef. Embark on an adventurous day trip to Green Island or Fitzroy Island, or enjoy a breathtaking snorkelling or scuba diving experience at Opal Reef or Agincourt Reef. The choices are endless.