On a visit to Cairns you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Cairns. These places are what Cairns is all about. These must see places in Cairns will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
09:55 am - 03:30 pm
It is world’s first cable car in environmental tourism. A trip in the glass floor Diamond View Gondolas of Skyrail gives you a remarkable experience over Australia’s top attractions like tropical rainforest. The cable car will take you above the forest and will descend into the canopy layers and enter into the heart of the forest. You c...
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Cairns Railway Station, Bunda St., CBD, Cairns, QLD 4870
08:30 am - 02:00 pm
The town of Kuranda is a quaint little place located on a mountain side, the Macalister Range. Although the village town has its own raw charm, it’s the ride over the rainforest and up to the mountain that sets the whole mood for the trip. The Kuranda railway line is only used to take tourists to and from Cairns. Hop abroad a vintage tr...
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1671 Japoon Vale Road, Mena Creek QLD 4871, Australia
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
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.
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8 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda QLD 4881, Australia
09:45 am - 04:00 pm
Explore the world of the tropical habitat of butterflies! Barely an hour’s drive away from Cairns; is this exotic world of butterflies, commonly known as Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. The sanctuary has been working for the last 20 years and is said to be the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia.
The serenity of fresh water flowing f...
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The Esplanade, between Spence and Upward Sts., CBD, Cairns, QLD 4870
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
A signature landmark of any seaside town is its boardwalk. One of the best places to actually experience the city and see what the residents of that place are made up of, the boardwalk is perennially brimming with activity. The esplanade at Cairns is no exception to the rule. The best way to experience the vibe is to simply take a walk along boardw...
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One of the most picturesque wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef is definitely on everyone’s bucket list. There’s no better place you’d want to come in close contact with the marine life, snorkel, dive or even fly over. The world’s richest ecosystem thrives within this gift of n...
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Palm Cove QLD 4879 Australia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Popularly known as the northern beaches of Cairns, Palm Cove has grown up as a favorite tourist destination for many travelers. It is a cloistered ‘coastal community’ with palm trees lining the white sand beach where you can take a peaceful stroll. The resorts and villas are available to stay by. Hopefully you won’t flinch at the expense if the place is as beautiful as heaven.
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Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
If asked, you’ll be more than prompt to name all the animals found in the African wilderness, but can you name the animals of Australia? The best place to find the answers- Cairns Tropical Zoo. The 10 acre zoo is a little piece of Aussie land for you right there. With tame kangaroos you can feed, koalas you can cuddle and snakes you can handl...
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Esplanade, Cairns Region QLD 4870, Australia
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
It is a famous meeting spot and a fun and safe playground for both families and kids. The water features available within the park are wonderful; offering entertainment to both adults and kids. Other features like Flying fox, sound chimes, track ride, rope-bridge, slides, play houses, storytelling areas and see-saw are available within the park. Be...
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
A must-do activity if you wish to enjoy the scenic beauty of tropics from thousands feet above the land! In early morning, the balloon will take you high above the sky, letting you fly with the first birds of the dawn. The magical and memorable part of this trip is the balloon itself. It floats with the wind. That’s why; this tour is generall...
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City Place, Shields and Abbott Street, CBD, Cairns, QLD 4870
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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...
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Suite 101, 27-29 Wharf St, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia
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 rainfore...
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Mount Surprise, Queensland QLD 4871, Australia
Volcanoes are fascinating works of nature. The types of reactions it can elicit can ranges from awe to shock- an active and dormant volcano, a worst nightmare and an extinct one is a thing of beauty! There aren’t many places where the remnants of a volcano are as accessible as the Undara Volcano. It’s now a National Park and is wi...