This area of Cairns and Northern Beaches is home to a population of 150 000 friendly people.
Brisbane, the state capital, can be found approximately 1 400 kilometres to the southeast of this destination. Alternatively, Kamerunga is 7 kilometres to the northwest.
When searching for a great place to take the family here, you'd do well to head out to Muddy's Playground.
Millions of species inhabit our oceans, so you and your little ones had better start getting to know them. Make a trip to Cairns Aquarium to explore some of the familiar, and the not so familiar, sea creatures of our big blue planet.
Meet creatures great and small at the ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre, a location that you're going to love.
Is the sound of clinking chips music to your ears? Rendezvous with Lady Luck and test the waters at the Reef Hotel Casino.
If you have a passion for learning about plants and garden design, make sure you check out one or two of Cairns' botanical parks. Enjoy the distinct scent of fresh vegetation at the Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, or walk around the Flecker Botanic Gardens.
Of all the activities in this region, nature enthusiasts will definitely have fun spending time at Crystal Cascades.
This region has a range of environmental reserves where you and your little ones can take pleasure in an adventurous day out. Make a day trip to Esplanade Lagoon or Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, two recommended spots. Do you have a few extra days? Then you'll want to consider Red Arrow Walk and Michaelmas Cay as well.
Do you consider yourself a bit of an art critic? A lazy afternoon spent perusing the local galleries might be just what the doctor ordered. The Cairns Regional Gallery and the Kick Contemporary Arts hold a range of captivating works that will get the creative juices flowing.
Learn all about the history of the area while walking around some of its engaging exhibition spaces. The Cairns Historical Society Museum and the Cairns Museum will leave your noggin overflowing with interesting new information and anecdotes.
This area possesses a unique blend of old and new, providing history boffins a heap of things to get out and see. Spend a day on a self-guided tour of the Cairns Esplanade, the Cultural Place and the Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland. The Esplanade Boardwalk is also worth seeing if you can fit it in.
A stop off at one of this area's religious structures is the perfect way to learn more about local culture. If this sounds like something you'd be keen to do, St Monica's Cathedral should be at the top of your to-do list.
You'll discover a couple of fun shopping complexes in Cairns that are worth a gander. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets are great for a bit of bargain hunting.
Cairns is famous for being an area of top-quality entertainment, and its many entertainment facilities offer something to suit all tastes almost every day of the week. Organise the troops and discover what's on at the Cairns Convention Centre and the Cairns Civic Theatre. And for those enthusiasts looking for something more, Tanks Arts Centre and the Jute Theatre are some other great options.
A holiday away is always a unique experience because you'll never stumble across two places that are exactly alike. The less-known attractions in this area also contribute to the unique collection of things to see and places to go. Grab your notes and pencil in stops at the Centre of Contemporary Arts, the Reef Teach, and Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome.
Located adjacent to the Esplanade lagoon in the city center of Cairns, this hotel is near shopping, The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns, the Reef Fleet Terminal, and ...
Pacific Hotel CairnsAU$135Pacific Hotel CairnsAU$135
This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Aquarium, Cairns Night Markets, and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central ...
Novotel Cairns Oasis ResortAU$108Novotel Cairns Oasis ResortAU$108
This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Muddy's Playground. Mount Whitfield Conservation ...
Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsAU$92Rydges Esplanade Resort CairnsAU$92
With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention ...
Shangri-La Hotel, The MarinaAU$186Shangri-La Hotel, The MarinaAU$186
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Esplanade and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens ...
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel CairnsAU$134DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel CairnsAU$134
This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairns Aquarium, Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Night Markets. Centenary ...
Holiday Inn Cairns HarboursideAU$99Holiday Inn Cairns HarboursideAU$99
Situated near the airport, this campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Royal Flying Doctor, Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. ...
Cairns Sunland Leisure ParkAU$43Cairns Sunland Leisure ParkAU$43
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Regional Gallery and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. ...
Mantra EsplanadeAU$127Mantra EsplanadeAU$127
A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five minutes' walk from Cairns' shopping, ...
Pullman Cairns InternationalAU$159Pullman Cairns InternationalAU$159
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