May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019

Mother’s Day in Cairns: 5 Fun and Affordable Ideas

For those of you still short on ideas for Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions that may save the day. All are within easy walking distance to Hides Hotel –and best of all, they won’t break the bank.

 1. Hit the Flicks

Nothing screams “Mothers’ Day” more than a chick flick, and fortunately Event Cinemas at Cairns Central Shopping Centre are currently screening some great options, including local production Top End Wedding as well as The Hustle and Poms.

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 2. Relax to the Max

Why not spoil Mum with a relaxing massage at the Cairns Night Markets, available from 12pm – 11pm, 7 days a week. Other options include a variety of nail and beauty services and fish spa pedicure, or if she’s feeling a bit more daring try a tarot card reading from resident clairvoyant Christopher St John. 

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 3. D.I.Y Lunch

Mother’s Day lunch needn’t cost a fortune.  Why not treat Mum to a picnic or BBQ lunch at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon. There are free BBQ facilities available and of course a great place for the kids to cool off and play.  Better still, get there a bit earlier to enjoy the Esplanade Markets which are on from 8.00am every Saturday.

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 4. Get Moving

For the more active mum, the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run/Walk will be taking place from 6.30am. Why not support mum during the run then reward her afterwards with a hearty brunch from one of the many amazing cafes/restaurants lining the Cairns Esplanade.

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 5. Cruise away

If you’re looking for a bit more wow factor on the day,why not hop onboard a Sunlover vessel to Fitzroy Island. Take Mum on a bushwalk, then swim off the beach named one of Australia’s best. And don’t forget to visit the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, a voluntary non-profit organisation that rehabilitates turtles back to health.

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Finally, it’s important not to forget the Mother’s Day is all about spending time with family.  Which means the best gift you can give Mum on the day is your presence not your presents.