In The Area
With so many local attractions and fun things to do in Cairns, you’ll never get bored
Cairns is the heart and soul of the tropics. A city teeming with life, colour and spectacular visual images - from the sweeping majesty of Trinity Inlet to the magnificent rainforest clad mountains - it's the perfect gateway for visitors to explore the wonders of Tropical North Queensland.
The Rydges Cairns Plaza Hotel is one of the finest Great Barrier Reef hotels with easy access to all the attractions and fun things to do in Cairns.
The City of Cairns is the premier regional city in Australia, and the world's safest tropical city. It is located about 1700km from Brisbane and about 2500km from Sydney by road.
A feature of Cairns is the recently completed, award-winning Esplanade Lagoon. The 4,800 square metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers visitors an all-year safe swimming location set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity Inlet.
Residents of the area are also proud to be custodians of two of the world's greatest natural treasures - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests.
What's In The Area
22 AUG - Rusty's Market
25 AUG - Aqua Aerobics
26 AUG - Bouldering
27 AUG - Tai Chi
29 AUG - Cardiac Challenge 2014
30 AUG - Cairns Festival
07 SEP - Carnival on Collins
12 SEP - Cairns Amateurs 2014
20 SEP - Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Carnival
28 SEP - Tanks Arts Centre Market Day
09 OCT - Reef Feast, the Best of Palm Cove
10 OCT - FNQ Country Musical Festival
11 OCT - Kuranda Day
19 OCT - Tastes of the Tablelands Festival
24 OCT - Cardwell Barra Bonanza
25 OCT - Fun in the Sun Festival 2014
26 OCT - Tanks Arts Centre Market Day
31 OCT - The Tinaroo Barra Bash
05 NOV - Port Douglas Marlin Challenge
09 NOV - Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival
30 NOV - Tanks Arts Centre Market Day
01 DEC - Dutch Sinterklass Feest
07 DEC - Carols on the Knob
14 DEC - Carols by Candlelight 2014
31 DEC - New Year's Eve 2015
26 JAN - Australia Day 2015
14 FEB - Valentines Day 2015
16 FEB - Chinese New Year 2015