Cairns Attractions

There are so many things to do in Cairns! There are a range of unique attractions and activities to see and do when you visit Cairns. Make sure that you explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef; no picture, film or book can do it justice.

Other things to do in Cairns may include taking a 4WD safari to the outback, walking one of the hundreds of Rainforest treks or travelling above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail rainforest cableway. Try deepwater fishing, a day trip to the nearby islands, horse riding, skydiving or one of the other 600 tour experiences the area offers.

Other Cairns attractions include buying a piece of local art or perhaps visiting some of the best restaurants of Far North Queensland.


Cairns offers a great range of shopping opportunities, from small boutiques to large shopping arcades and everything in between. Most of the well-known international brand-name items can be found in the City or in one of the many shopping centres. Shoppers can also find plenty of bargains at local markets. Many retail outlets are open seven days a week until approximately 8pm.


With hundreds of restaurants there is no need to go hungry. Every type of eatery imaginable can be found from fine dining to take-away. Make sure you try the world-renowned fresh seafood and the amazing variety of tropical fruit. Hundreds of talented chefs are working around the clock to provide world-class cuisine, second to none. Virtually all venues are open seven days per week. Dress standards for restaurants in Cairns are smart casual. Ties and jackets are “almost unheard of” in our balmy climate.

For more information on activities in and around Cairns, check out Cairns Attractions.


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