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
09 OCT - Reef Feast, the Best of Palm Cove
18 OCT - The Crocodile Trophy
21 OCT - Bouldering
24 OCT - Cardwell Barra Bonanza
25 OCT - Fun in the Sun Festival 2014
26 OCT - Tanks Arts Centre Market Day
27 OCT - Aqua Aerobics
29 OCT - Tai Chi
31 OCT - The Tinaroo Barra Bash
02 NOV - Baby Welcome & Family Expo
05 NOV - Port Douglas Marlin Challenge
07 NOV - Taipans Vs NZ Breakers in Cairns
09 NOV - Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival
21 NOV - Soldier On Triathlon
30 NOV - Tanks Arts Centre Market Day
01 DEC - Dutch Sinterklass Feest
06 DEC - Taipans Vs Adelaide 36ers in Cairns
07 DEC - Carols on the Knob
14 DEC - Carols by Candlelight 2014
21 DEC - Taipans Vs NZ Breakers in Cairns
31 DEC - New Year's Eve 2015
09 JAN - Taipans Vs Perth Wildcats in Cairns
17 JAN - Taipans Vs Tigers in Cairns
21 JAN - Disney Live!
24 JAN - Taipans Vs Perth Wildcats in Cairns
26 JAN - Australia Day 2015
27 JAN - Passenger - Whispers Australian Tour
06 FEB - Chinese New Year Hot Air Ballooning
14 FEB - Valentines Day 2015
16 FEB - Chinese New Year 2015
01 MAR - Suzie Quatro Live in Cairns
13 MAR - Cairns BMX National Series
28 MAR - Feast of the Senses Inc
25 APR - ANZAC Day