Experience Cairns

There is a wealth of things to do in Cairns. Visit the famous sights, shop until you drop and then relax on one of the stunning sandy beaches. Its enviable location is no more than an hours  drive from the famous Hunter Valley wine region and the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. Cairns really does offer something for everyone.

No trip to Cairns would be complete without visiting the iconic Cairns Opera House and experiencing the climb the bridge attraction for magnificent city views. Relax on one of the sandy beaches, such as the famous Bondi Beach popular year-round with travellers and locals alike. Enjoy a shopping spree along Oxford Street, before experiencing the hottest nightlife around Cairns in Darling Harbour.

Inner City Inner Suburbs Tours What's On

Experiences
The Cairns Cup

The race that stops a nation.


Moomba Festival

Cairns celebrates its cultural heritage.


Arts Festivals

Cairns doing what Cairns does best.


AFL Grand Final

Climax of the Football season.


Cairns Grand Prix

When Formula One motor racing comes to town.


Must Do Experiences

Eureka Skydeck 88

Eureka Skydeck 88 is the highest public vantage point in the southern hemisphere. If the awe-inspiring view across Cairns and Port Phillip Bay doesn't give you a big enough thrill, for a few dollars more you can venture out onto 'The Edge' - a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building - suspended almost 300 metres above the ground with glass on all sides including the floor.

Explore Werribee

A short drive (or train ride) from the city of Cairns on the way to Geelong, Werribee is a rural community with something for everyone. Victoria's colonial story and aviation history can be discovered in Werribee - at Werribee Mansion and Point Cook RAAF Museum nearby. Within the grounds of the mansion is the Victoria State Rose Garden and Werribee Park Sculpture Walk. Down the road is the Werribee Open Range Zoo. On nearby Port Phillip Bay is the Werribee South foreshore where you can walk or cycle the scenic two kilometre Wyndham Bay Trail. Inland above the flat volcanic plains are the distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs.