If you're wondering what to do in Cairns, you'll soon be impressed as it is one of Queensland, Australia's most popular tourism hot spots. The tropical climate in Cairns ensures you will have great weather to enjoy all the adventure activities the region is famous for. As a gateway for people wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland, Cairns serves as a wonderful springboard to other cities in Australia as well as being a lovely city and region in itself! Its proximity to the Coral Sea is another gift that travellers are also easily able to take advantage of!
Stay on land to relax at the beaches and in your holiday accommodation, or take a trip out to the magical Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, scuba diving and scenic boat cruises. This coral reef is one of the world’s largest reefs with heritage listing and is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. A Daintree or Kuranda experience is also a must, with many eco adventure activities taking place inside the Daintree. If you’re looking for what to do in Cairns, have a look through our catalogue of products below and book your experience today. In addition, if you're looking for information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, as well as a guide on Cairns itineraries to make the most of short stays, be sure to check out our information pages!
Eating and Drinking Out in Cairns
Enjoy succulent fresh local seafood, game, bush food and regional Australian cuisine prepared with the freshest local produce.
Address: 43 Shields St, Cairns
Phone: 07 4051 0100
Adelfia Greek Taverna
A family run restaurant with excellent food and service.
Address: Grafton St, Cairns
Phone: 07 4041 1500
Enjoy Modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed environment
Address: 70 Grafton St, Cairns
Phone: 07 4031 8842
Dundee's on the Waterfront
Enjoy fresh seafood and delicious Australian cuisine while having a spectacular view of the ocean.
Address: 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns
Phone: 07 4051 0399
Kani's Seafood & Prime Beef Restaurant
Sample an interesting mix of seafood and international cuisine.
Address: 59 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone: 07 4051 1550
Splash Seafood Restaurant
Overlooking the Coral Sea, this restaurant serves the freshest seafood.
Address: 103 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone: 07 4031 9300
The Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant
Enjoy al fresco dining. The menu contains a variety of seafood and Australian dishes with an Asian influence.
Address: The Esplanade Centre, Cairns
Phone: 07 4031 5400
This award-winning restaurant serves delicious Asian cuisine, which changes regularly.
Address: Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4030 8897
Enjoy mouth-watering French cuisine with a Gaelic touch, in a provincial style French restaurant.
Address: 20 Lake St, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4051 4488
Sample a variety of Japanese food, ranging from traditional to innovative cuisine.
Address: Cnr Spence & Lake Streets, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4052 1050
Bars and Nightlife
Address: 24 Shields St, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4031 6304
Blue Sky Brewery Bar & Restaurant
Address: 34-42 Lake St, Cairns
Phone: 07 4057 0500
Address: 25 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone:(07) 4051 8846
Rattele n Hum Bar and Grill
Address: 67-69 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4031 3011
The Attic Lounge Bar
Address: 89 Grafon Street, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4041 6566
The Deck Bar
Address: Marina Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4041 7733
Address: Pier Market Place Pierpoint Road, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4031 4677
The Sailing Bar
Address: Marine Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4041 7733