What’s on in Cairns

What isn’t on? There’s always something happening in Cairns, Australia, from seasonal events to recreational activities, holiday festivals and more. Located in the heart of the CBD, near the Great Barrier Reef and the Cairns Convention Centre, the 5-star Pullman Cairns International hotel is the premier choice of accommodation for experiencing the city’s diverse attractions and things to do. Here are some of the Pullman Cairns International team’s favourite things to do in Cairns and the surrounding areas are:

  • Rusty’s Market
  • Cairns Night Markets
  • Relaxing in our Vie Spa
  • Chasing Waterfalls: Crystal Cascades, Milla Milla Falls, Josephine Falls and hundreds more
  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Island Hopping: 45 minutes to an hour from both Fitzroy and Green Island
  • Exploring Kuranda: Skyrail, Kuranda Railway
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • GBR Helicopter Tours
  • Explore Northern Beaches: Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cultural Experiences: Tjapukai Aboriginal Park
  • Paronella Park and Castle
  • Adventure Activities: Zip lining, ATV, Hiking Red and Blue Arrow, White Water Rafting, Cave exploring and much more
  • Every Day: Cairns Regional Gallery

    The Cairns Regional Gallery is one of Australia’s most innovative regional…

    The Cairns Regional Gallery is one of Australia’s most innovative regional galleries distinguished by its unique Pacific–rim identity and a commitment to promoting the visual art of Tropical North Queensland. 

    The Gallery within walking distance and is located one block west of the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and entry is via the Shields St entrance of the building.

    OPEN DAILY
    Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
    Sat 10am - 5pm
    Sun 10am - 2pm
    Closed Public Holidays

    ADMISSION FEE
    $5 Adults
    $2.50 Concession / Students

    What's showiing? Visit http://www.cairnsregionalgallery.com.au/

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  • Every Saturday: Cairns Esplanade Markets

    Every Saturday, between 8am and 4pm, the Cairns Esplanade market stalls…

    Every Saturday, between 8am and 4pm, the Cairns Esplanade market stalls showcase items crafted by the people who sell them. The quality stalls include jewellery, leather work, pottery, airbrush tattoos, clothes, skincare and more.

    See more here: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/esplanade/whats-on/markets

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  • May 25th - 28th: 2017 GBR Masters Games

    Now in its third year, no masters would be complete without a fantastic…

    Now in its third year, no masters would be complete without a fantastic social program and 2017 promises something for everyone. Activities include a welcome march past, Fluro Friday event and Summer-Lovin Saturday! This year's entertainment line-up includes three DJ's, a party night with Adam Thompson, from the Aria Award-Winning Australian Band Chocolate Starfish.

    2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia are anticipated to compete in 20 individual and team sports across the four days of competition with sports for all masters ages and interests.

    For more information visit the website here: http://www.gbrmg.com.au/

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  • May 26th & 27th: Strassman's "iTedE"

    It's about Chucking time! Strassman returns with a brand new show, an…

    It's about Chucking time! Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood.

    Heralded as the artist who "made ventriloquism hip again",  Strasso's characters are a renegade band of puppets you wouldn't want to meet on a dark night.

    And these characters really come to life. Ted is cuter than ever, and Chuck just as evil;  the spaced-out Kevin the Alien lets us know who's really in charge, and Sid the Beaver cracks a heap of depraved jokes. You'll cack yourself at that sick, pissed clown, Buttons.

    The best night out you'll have in a long time!

    • Cost: Premium $84.90 + $2 B/Fee A Reserve $64.90 + $2 B/Fee
    • Doors: 6:30pm
    • Show starts: 7:00pm
    • Venue: Tank 5 - Fully seated
    • Food: Providore Amore
    • Rating: 15+

    For more information and bookings, visit the website: http://www.tanksartscentre.com/whats-on/comedy/2017/strassmans-itede

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  • Sun 28th May: Cairns ECOfiesta

    Held at the Cairns Cruise Liner Termnal, this festival celebrates sustainable…

    Held at the Cairns Cruise Liner Termnal, this festival celebrates sustainable living and our World Heritage environment, featuring live music and kids activities.  There will be over 100 market stalls with eco-conscious products from solar panels to fair trade beauty products.  Come along for some fun, friendship and eco-inspiration.

    For more information check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ECOeventsCairns/

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  • 4th - 12th June: CAIRNS AIRPORT ADVENTURE FESTIVAL

    Tropical North Queensland has become a superhero on the world’s IRONMAN…

    Tropical North Queensland has become a superhero on the world’s IRONMAN calendar, hosting the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship during this nine-day festival.

    Hailed as home to one of the most picturesque courses on the planet, the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival draws the best of the best athletes. They come to compete in a destination where two World Heritage-listed icons meet – the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest.

    The Cairns Airport Adventure Festival features an event for everyone including; IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns, Coral Coast Triathlon, RRR Mountain Bike Challenge, Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge, Quicksilver Reef Swim – Green Island, The Cairns Post Bright Night Run and McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns.  

    The pinnacle event of the festival is IRONMAN - a gruelling full-distance triathlon that features a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike leg that travels one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas and a 42.2km run that includes the Cairns Esplanade before finishing in the heart of Cairns.

    For more information visit the Asia Pacific IRONMAN website here.

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  • June 25th: TANKS: Body Mind & Soul Market Day

    Tanks Arts Centre’s popular Sunday Markets are held on the last Sunday…

    Tanks Arts Centre’s popular Sunday Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.  Showcasing a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectables and local natural health products and treatments, the markets are a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

    Market stalls line the Tanks promenade on Collins Avenue, with live entertainment provided by local musicians.  Come and meet the locals, catch up with friends over cake and coffee and enjoy the ambience of Tanks Arts Centre in the Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct.

    The 12th annual BODY MIND & SOUL Market is a day of inspiration, information and messages from beyond, with over 180 market stalls including new age healers and local, natural suppliers.  Market goers can enjoy massage and new age healing, browse the stalls for speciality products including individually designed jewellery, crystals meditation CDs, books, cushions, clothes, locally made vegan skin care plus all the regular art, craft and produce stalls and live entertainment provided by local musicians.

    NEXT MARKET DAY IS ON SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017 FROM 9AM - 3PM.

    For more information visit the Tanks Arts Centre Monthly Markets website page.

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