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Parks & nature in Cairns

Travel Agency
“Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a 7.5km scenic cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park in the Wet Tropics of Queensland's World Heritage Area. It has won more than 25 awards, so well worth the visit. It takes you to Kuranda on the Tablelands with many markets. Then you can take the train back down the mountain for a full day taking in beautiful tropical scenery.”
86 locals recommend
Pool
“Ready for a run :) It's super nice to go for a run on the esplanade :) 5 km are possible:) ”
91 locals recommend
Garden
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“Wander through stunning rainforest gardens featuring a notable tropical plant collection. This is a great place to visit.”
96 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“If culture is your thing you cant go past Tjapukai Cultural Park where can learn lots about Indigenous culture , food, and celebrations. ”
37 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
Pool
“The recently redeveloped facility has a 50m Pool, 25m Lap Pool, Warm Therapy Pool, Toddler Splash area, Flow Rider and Cafe. Opening Hours Mon-Fri 5.30am – 8.00pm Sat 6.00am – 6.00pm Sun 8.00am – 6.00pm Public Holidays 8.00am – 6.00pm Admission Adults $5.50 Children $4.50 Concession $4.00 ”
22 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
Beach
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“ Family-friendly bistro and bar for burgers, seafood and pizza, in a beach hotel with ocean views. Trinity Beach Tavern's Courtesy Bus operates WEDNESDAY to SUNDAY from 5 pm until midnight. Outside these hours you can make a booking for a pick up if you have 5 or more passengers. Call 40572900”
24 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful park in the heart of Cairns the also hosts live performances. Check out their website to see what's on while you are in Cairns.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“A level trail through wetlands. Great for birdwatching and to interact with nature. You can even ride a bike here.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for a refreshing dip in a crystal clear river in the rainforest. Where the locals go.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Great enjoyment for the kids. Water activities along with other fun things for the kids to play on.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“A must do for the energetic nature lover, Mt Whitfield National Park is a forested range with two linked circuit tracks which lead to spectacular views of Cairns City, Trinity Bay, the rich green coastal mangrove forests lining the Barron River, the Airport and Northern Beaches. Take in the spectacular rainforest and fresh air while getting a great workout. A very popular place for hikers and locals as a means of exercise amongst nature at its best.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Goomboora Park is a large strip of nature in a residential area of Cairns, so not many tourists know about it. It's a great place to get out in the fresh air, get a bit of exercise and rest and relax.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“If you keep walking up Bel-Air Drive you will reach a walking track that takes you to the most amazing view of Cairns city and the ocean. Highly recommended and its only a short walk to the view. If you keep following the track it eventually leads to the Blue and Red Arrow walking tracks after a few hours. ”
6 locals recommend