Cairns Botantic Gardens

The Flecker Botanic Gardens were created in 1886 and covers an area of 38 hectares

Cairns Aquarium

The Cairns Aquarium is located at 5 Florence Street, one block up from the Esplanade.


Skyrail waa opened in 1995 and is a 7.5 km scenic cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park, in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is located at the very top end of the Kuranda Village

Kuranda Village

The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The scenic journey offers spectacular views over the coast and the coral sea as the trains climbs onto the Atherton Tablelands.

Other CBD Dining

Unfortunately, one block back from the CBD most of the shops have the legacy of a tropical environment design with a major step in front of them. Some options do exist.

Cairns Night Market

Running between the Esplanade and Abbott Street is the Cairns Night market

Mossman Gorge

The Mossman Gorge is located 77 km north of Cairns or a short 20 km north of Port Douglas. It is a 56,000 hectare site within the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park.

Esplanade Dining Precinct

Opposite the lagoon in the Esplanade, between Sheilds and Florence Streets is another major dining precinct catering for a wide range of budgets.