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Things to See and Do in Cairns

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Cairns City is the heart of Tropical North Queensland and the gateway to Northern Australia.

A modern, sophisticated city, it is an ideal base to explore the wider tropical region with front door access to World Heritage listed Reef, Rainforest and Outback. An amazing 600 tour options are available each and every day from Cairns. All the attributes of a world class modern city are to be found in Cairns: International air access, rail systems, high-standard accommodation facilities, an art gallery, botanic gardens, university, a casino and a convention centre.

Attractions and Entertainment

Great Barrier ReefNowhere else can you better experience the natural wonders of the planet's largest marine park than in Tropical North Queensland - Australia's closest and easiest access point to the Great Barrier Reef, where diving, snorkeling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are a way of life.

If it's wild and wacky, chances are you can do it in Cairns. From kite surfing to sky diving, action junkies are catered for on land, sea and in the sky. And if thrills and spills are not your scene, you can nestle in and be entertained by nature.

You cannot miss the Skyrail experience. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. Or you can explore the lush green World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, home to amazing biodiversity, wildlife and stunning natural waterfalls.

Take a walk along the Cairns Esplanade and Foreshore Promenade Precinct where there are many activities and attractions such as the lagoon, foreshore promenade and boardwalk, “Muddy’s” regional playground, Fogarty Park and the Harbour walk.

Other attractions in Cairns are the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Crystal Cascades, Cairns Botanic Gardens, Tanks Arts Centre, Civic Theatre, Sugarworld Gardens, Edmonton's Botanic Reserve and the Cairns Regional Gallery - far North Queensland’s only visual art museum

Shopping Precincts

Esplanade LightsCairns has a variety of suburban shopping complexes. But if you want to get something different you must visit the Cairns Night Markets, which showcase local and indigenous artworks, tourism trinkets and good food. Adjacent to the Esplanade is The Pier, a large tourist-friendly mall containing local shops selling popular Australiana products.

Other shopping places of interest are the Yungaburra Markets which operate on the fourth Saturday of every month in the quaint mountain village of Yungaburra. If you really want to have the true Far North Queensland local's lifestyle experience, you need to take a visit to Rusty's Market. Located in the centre of Cairns on Grafton Street, the market has been a fixture on the Cairns landscape for generations.

Transport options

Cairns has a public bus system, Sunbus, servicing the city, suburbs and beaches which extends to Palm Cove. Taxi’s are readily available and a ride from the airport (and Park Regis City Quays and Piermonde Apartments) to the city costs approximately AUD$18.

Dining out

Cairns restaurants rank among the best in Australia. With an impressive variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood’s & meats available- Cairns restaurants produce food of exceptional quality. Seafood is featured predominantly in many restaurants due to the availability of great fresh produce.

Cairns is also able to attract world-renowned chefs due to the lifestyle opportunities it presents. You are unlikely to go hungry in Cairns with well over 180 restaurants to choose from. If your choice is Thai, Indian, Seafood or a Steakhouse you will be bound to find something to suit your taste and budget from casual cafes, pub meals to restaurants in five star resorts. There is an abundance of restaurants on the waterfront along the Esplanade, The Pier Marketplace and throughout the CBD area. Most restaurants open for lunch & dinner seven days a week.

There are also some great lunch and dinner tours operating in and around Cairns.

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Park Regis City Quays
Work 6 Lake Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Park Regis City Quays comprises modern, one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments and hotel rooms. Relax and unwind in the rooftop pool - kick back in the sun, or take advantage of the on-site tour desk to explore the region's magnificent reefs and rainforests. With the harbour foreshore, restaurants, casino and marina a short stroll away; you are close to everything that makes Cairns a great destination.

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“Great location and very well equipped”

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We stayed here for 3 nights during a coach holiday in New Zealand and Australia. It had a very good location with easy access to the town attractions, restaurants, shopping and bars. The apartment had a separate double bedroom and large living area which included a fully equipped kitchen. There was a small room/cupboard which housed a washing machine and dryer and a supply of washing powder. The kitchen had the full range of white goods, including a large fridge freezer, dishwasher (with deterge

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