Cairns Esplanade & Lagoon
Sunbathers flock to Cairns’ shallow but spectacular saltwater swimming lagoon on the city’s reclaimed foreshore. The artificial...
Cairns Regional Gallery
In a colonnaded heritage building (1936), exhibitions at this acclaimed gallery have an emphasis on local and Indigenous works, plus...
Great Barrier Reef Helicopters
Huge range of helicopter flights, including a 10-minute soar above Cairns city ($159), a 15-minute flight from Green Island ($239) and...
Up a zillion steps the vibe is cool crossed with comfy leather lounges.
The Night Markets have a cheap, busy Asian-style food court.
Lonely Planet review
On the Esplanade, the Lagoon is popular with kids and is patrolled all day. There are ‘Tiny Tacker Tuesdays’ every third Tuesday of the month at the Cairns Regional Gallery as well as theme-based workshops for children during the school holidays.