Top Historical Places in Cairns

Are you looking to explore the history of Cairns through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Cairns including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Cairns. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Cairns ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Cairns, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Cairns for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Cairns with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Paronella Park

    4.6 (1051 Votes)
    Paronella Park

    Outdoors, Bridge, Castle, Picnic Spot

    It is a popular tourist castle located near Mena Creek Falls, 120 kilometers south of Cairns. It was built by Jose Paronella in 1930. His dream was to build a castle between the woods and thus, he decided to build this place. The castle is surrounded by picnic areas near the falls, tennis court, bridges and a tunnel, adorned by beautiful dense tropical rainforest. 
  2. Cairns Regional Gallery

    4.4 (886 Votes)
    Cairns Regional Gallery

    Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Heritage Building

    Not only is the Cairns Regional Gallery a prime destination for all things art, the building it’s housed is a historic landmark. Home to some of the exquisite historical and contemporary art from artists home and away, the Gallery has a majority of its exhibits from the Far North of Queensland. The building, a government building in its glory days is two storied constructed from red brick...Read more
  3. Daintree Rainforest National Park

    Outdoors, National Park, Nature, Unesco Site

    Considered to be the oldest rainforest of the world, the Daintree Rainforest is Australia’s pride and joy. Located a little outside of Cairns, the Daintree Rainforest is in the top favourite tourist attractions. Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Daintree is a protected rainforest and there are tours that take to a part of the rainforest. A word of caution, don’t  stray ...Read more
  4. Tank Arts Centre

    4.7 (418 Votes)
    Tank Arts Centre

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, War Memorial, Performance

    Recycled items are better put to better use than the parent materials they were made of. The Tank Arts Centre is the best testament of this statement. Three World War II oil storage tankers were put to creative use and renamed the Tank Arts Centre. Two of the main functionalities of the Arts Centre, to serve as creative hub and engage the local community have been more than beautifully met. The...Read more