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Bar
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“Chic seafront Modern Australian menu with seafood and grill and a lantern lit bar.”
93 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Great venue for all genre of artists in a cool setting. Lovely area to walk around and hosts art exhibitions and monthly local market. ”
63 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A gold coin donation gets you into this great little regional gallery. Immerse yourself in local and touring exhibitions.”
34 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Cairns Aquarium is a world class venue for seeing and interacting with the incredible plants and animals of Tropical North Queensland. Well worth a visit.”
32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Open plan restaurant with alfresco seating for breakfast, cocktails and international dining . My favourite in Palm Cove ”
35 locals recommend
Bar
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“A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location and has a very relaxed vibe. Even better, they have Taco Tuesdays.”
28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Some of the tastiest food in Cairns is located at this stunning, casual and friendly restaurant. ”
51 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Harbor view Tasty food Great service Well organized Need to make a book for short waiting”
22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in the heart of the City Place, is the Woolshed an Iconic Nightclub. a great place to catch up have a meal and enjoy a drink. It caters for group bookings, hen nights etc.”
9 locals recommend
Casino
“Experience live music in Cairns, a chilled Sunday session in BAR36 or a big night on the town, with great local and world class international live music acts, talented mixologist's and stunning award winning food, not to mention Far North Queensland's #1 destination for gaming. ”
26 locals recommend
Zoo
“Located at the top of the Reef Casino is the Dome. You can either do the entry only which gets you up close with the animals, including a real crocodile. Look out for Chloe that does the talks about snakes and other animals - she is great. For those more adventurous you can do the Zoom circuit - which my niece and nephew just LOVE to do - particularly when you have to zip over the top of the crocodile!!”
17 locals recommend
Museum
“The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum opened to the public on Saturday the 6th September 2014. The museum is privately owned and is the largest museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere. We are located next door to Tjapukai and Skyrail on Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, a suburb of Cairns, North Queensland. We are dedicated to the collection, preservation, restoration and display of Armoured Vehicles and Artillery from the 1800’s to the present day. Our collection includes armoured vehicles and artillery from both world wars with a particular focus on WWII. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“The Sugarworld pool and waterslide complex is set on 17 acres of historical parklands in Cairns. Providing leisure activities and attractions for the whole family. Gates open 10am and close at 4.30pm from September to April. Please visit website for any changes. Admission Adults $16.50 Children 5 - 13yrs $13.50, Family 2A & 2C $54.00 ”
11 locals recommend
Park
“They have the Army Duck that takes you into the lagoon that has crocodiles - one of the best tours we have taken. There is lots of activities including feeding the wallabies. If you get it as part of the four park pass - it can be a great way to see everything but within a budget. Please visit website for tours available”
3 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the newer whisky bars in town. Great reviews online and a very impressive range of whiskys. Its on the pricier end of the scale but worth a look”
24 locals recommend
Hostel
“Cairns has so many great bars - this is yet another one to put on the round. Live music - lots of activities to be had.”
3 locals recommend