Flecker Botanic Gardens
Tanks Arts Centre
Three gigantic, ex-WWII fuel-storage tanks have been transformed into local galleries and an inspired performing-arts venue. Lively...
Great Barrier Reef Helicopters
Offers a wide range of helicopter flights, from a 10-minute soar above Cairns city ($165) to an hour-long reef and rainforest trip ($699).
Cairns' newest operator in the luxe helicopter tour market offers a range of packaged 'experiences' and charter services.
Starry Night Cinema
Every third Wednesday of the month classic films screen from about 6.30pm in the tropical outdoors of the botanic gardens.
This romantic little old-school Italian joint serves up all your favourite pizzas, pastas and homestyle favourites, including calamari...
64 Collins Ave · interesting places nearby
Flecker Botanic Gardens information
The made-of-mirrors visitor centre can advise on free guided walks around these beautiful tropical gardens. Follow the Rainforest Boardwalk to Saltwater Creek and Centenary Lakes, a birdwatcher's delight. Uphill from the gardens, Mt Whitfield Conservation Park has walking tracks through rainforest climbing to viewpoints over the city.
Enquire for directions to the Mangrove Boardwalk and its two revelatory routes into the wetlands.