Cairns is criss-crossed with cycling paths and circuits; some of the most popular routes take in the Esplanade, Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes. There's a detailed list of routes and maps at Some backpacker hostels rent out bikes.

Cairns Scooter & Bicycle Hire


Cairns has a fairy efficient and comprehensive city bus system run by Translink (formerly called Sunbus).

Car & Motorcycle

Much of the city operates under metered parking; just follow the signs and pay by coin or credit card. There are 24-hour service stations lining Sheridan St.