Sunbus (4057 7411; www.sunbus.com.au) runs regular services in and around Cairns, which leave from the Lake St Transit Centre, where schedules for most routes are posted. Buses run from early morning to late evening. Useful destinations include: Edge Hill (buses 6, 6a and 7), Flecker Botanic Gardens (bus 7), Machans Beach (bus 7), Holloways Beach (buses 1c, 1d and 1h), Yorkeys Knob (buses 1c, 1d and 1h), Trinity Beach (buses 2 and 2a), Clifton Beach (buses 1 and 2a) and Palm Cove (buses 1 and 2a). All are served by the (almost) 24-hour night service (N) on Friday and Saturday.
Black & White Taxis (4048 8333, 13 10 08) has ranks throughout the city, including on Abbott St and at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
You can hire bicycles from the following:
Bandicoot Bicycles (4041 0155; www.bandicootbicycles.com; 153 Sheridan St; per day $18)
Bike Man (4041 5566; www.bikeman.com.au; 99 Sheridan St; per week $40)
Cairns Bicycle Hire (4031 3444, 0418-783 903; 47 Shields St; per day/week $12/40) Groovy bikes and scooters.