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
  • 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 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

  • 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.

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

    $5 Adults
    $2.50 Concession / Students

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

  • Fri 24 & Sat 25 Mar: Untapped by Raw Dance

    Untapped is high-octane dance, music and comedy for the whole family.  …

    Untapped is high-octane dance, music and comedy for the whole family.  

    Direct from sell-out performances on Broadway and winner of the 2016 Best Show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Untapped promises everything and smashes it out of the ballpark.

    A rhythmic extravaganza of dazzling sight and sound, overlaid with a healthy dose of Aussie humour - Untapped is strong, contemporary, and highly virtuosic.

    The beatboxers charismatic menacing style shows off his incredible live microphone techniques, the five powerhouse dancers leap across the stage, creating amazingly intricate rhythms to complement the live band rocking out on stage.

    Untapped serves up a mix of Funk, Hip Hop, Flamenco, African and Jazz, paired with percussive a capella numbers showing the dancers amazing synchronicity.

    Come hear the beat of the street from their feet when Untapped tours to Cairns.

    Friday 24th March & Saturday 25th March 2017
    Centre of Eontemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns

    Friday 24th March 7:30pm
    Saturday 25th March 2:00pm
    Saturday 25th March 7:30pm

    Adults $36.75
    Child 3-12 years $31.50
    Youth 13-17 years $31.50
    Tertiary Students $31.50
    Senior Card Holder $31.50
    Concession Card Holder $31.50

    For more information and bookings visit the Ticketlink website: http://ticketlink.com.au/whats-on/dance/untapped-by-raw-dance

  • Sat 1st April: Cairns on a Fork

    Avid foodies will enjoy a great night with plenty of food and entertainment…

    Avid foodies will enjoy a great night with plenty of food and entertainment by some of Cairns best local artists, a designated kids area and of course a much bigger location.

    All of your favourite food vendors will be there as well as some new pop ups and vans that will knock your socks off.

    Gold coin donation at the door will be spread between four local charities on the night along with profits from the bar.

    Sunday 1st April
    3pm - 9pm

    Fred Moule Exhibition Centre
    Cairns Showgrounds

    Entry fee: Gold Coin Donation

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


  • Sun 9th April: An Evening with The Waifs

    Spend an evening with ARIA award winning folk rock favourites The Waifs.…

    Spend an evening with ARIA award winning folk rock favourites The Waifs. Celebrate their 25th Anniversary and the release of a new album, Ironbark, in the beautiful botanic backdrop of Munro Martin Parklands.

    The Waifs forged their way onto the live circuit in 1992, with hits like London Still, Lighthouse and Bridal Train breaking them into the big time. 2015 saw the release of their seventh album, emotionally raw but musically buoyant, Beautiful You, and they’re not showing signs of slowing down yet. Ironbark, to be released early March, is a tribute to us, their fans, for our involvement in their career and as the very reason they are still playing music together 25 years on.

    Much like the album, the concert experience will be a journey through their touring career with sets determined by fan feedback, laced with our stories and sentiments of their music. We know you love this trio Cairns, don’t miss one of the most cherished acts of our generation when they return to the Far North.

    Sunday 9th April 2017
    Tickets $57

    Munro Martin Parklands
    Grafton & Florence Streets, Cairns

    For more information see the Ticketlink website here: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/ticketlink/whats-on/popular-music/the-waifs-25th-anniversary-tour

  • Wed 26 - Fri 28 April: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

    Buckle up Cairns, Australia’s biggest comedy…

    Buckle up Cairns, Australia’s biggest comedy festival is back! Featuring an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road – destination Cairns!

    Every year a cast of intrepid entertainers board the bus and set their sights on over 80 destinations across this great Southern land. No road is left untraveled and no sides are left un-split, from Darwin to Devonport and everywhere in between!

    Don’t miss your chance to join the laughs at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town!

    2017 Line-up:
    MC Dave Callan (Ireland)
    Carl Donnelly (UK)
    Andy Saunders (AUS)
    Daniel Fernandez (India)
    Sharul Channa (Singapore)

    • Venue: Tanks Arts Centre, 46 Collins Avneue, Edge Hill
    • Cost: $42 FULL PRICE $36.75 Youth (15-18 yoa) $36.75 Senior $36.75 Gov Benefit Holder
    • Doors: 6:30 pm
    • Show starts: 7:30 pm
    • Venue: Tank 5 - Fully seated
    • Food: Flavours of India
    • Rating: 15+

    For more information and tickets visit the Tanks Arts Centre website: http://www.tanksartscentre.com/whats-on/comedy/2017/tanks-arts-centre-presents-the-melbourne-international-comedy-festival-roadshow