Unbeatable location in the heart of Cairns, close to all the main attractions, cafes, shops & nightlife.

Cairns Night Markets

Plenty to see

54-60 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

Cairns Night Markets & Food Court is Australia's first night market. Open every day of the year, and boasting a wide variety of shops and food stalls, there is something for everyone

Food Court is open from 10am - 11pm

Shopping 5pm - 11pm

Rusty's Market

Carnival atmosphere

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns City QLD 4870

Rusty’s boasts over 180 stalls featuring exotic fruit, vegetables, and flowers, sumptuous delicatessens with fresh breads, diary, and seafood, a host of international food and beverage stalls, an abundance of bric-a-brac and specialty products including clothing, jewellery, coffee, and chocolate ... and so much more!

Friday — 5am to 6pm
Saturday — 5am to 6pm
Sunday — 5am to 3pm

Cairns Esplanade & Lagoon

Swim and stroll

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

A day spent at the Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon is the perfect way to soak up some sun, enjoy some safe swimming, meet some other tourists to catch up with your friends and take in the views of the stunning Trinity Inlet and mountains that line the horizon of Cairns city in Queensland Australia.

While there are plenty of nearby restaurants and coffee shops at and near the swimming lagoon, locals like to lay out a picnic at one of the many tables located in the surrounding park grounds under the huge Banyan Trees. Dotted along the boardwalk of the Cairns Esplanade right by the Swimming Lagoon are 12 BBQ facilities that are cleaned daily and are available for use throughout the day.

The Cairns Swimming Lagoon on the Esplanade is a magnet for backpackers from around the world as a sunbaking and social gathering place, a place for locals to get fit on all the exercise equipment dotted thru the parks and the esplanade boardwalk, a place for little children and family to have fun on the play equipment and to learn to swim

A short walk north along the beachfront boardwalk you will discover a world of fun for families at Muddy's Playground, along with a Skatepark, Beach Volleyball, Healing Garden playground and at the northern end the Funship Playground.

Cairns Central Shopping Centre

180 stores under 1 roof

1-21 McLeod Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

Woolworths Supermarket

For groceries & essentials

103 Abbott Street Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia

Monday 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Subject to change

Sun Bus / Trans Link, Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1, Cairns City

City and surrounds buses

103 Abbott Street Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia

Route 110

Route 111

Route 120

Route 121

Route 123

Route 130

Route 131

Route 133

Route 142

Route 143W

Route 150E

Subject to change

Reef Fleet Terminal - Greyhound Bus Departure

Intercity bus departure

1 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia

Greyhound coaches depart the Reef Fleet Terminal going south to Sydney and Melbourne and Greyhound Australia also have coaches to the Northern Territory. Coral Reef Coaches have buses to Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

Tropical paradise

78-96 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870, Australia

The Cairns Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise, renowned as one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. Come and explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture.

Opening hours

  • Flecker Gardens, including Watkins Munro Martin Conservatory, open every day from 7.30am to 5.30pm (subject to weather conditions).
  • All other garden areas are open around the clock.
  • Visitor Centre open 8:30am to 4pm weekdays, 8:30am to 1pm weekends and public holidays, closed Christmas Day.
  • Admission is FREE

Cairns Hospital

Cairns public hospital

165 The Esplanade, Cairns Qld 4870, Australia
Hospital services

24 hour acute care
Accident and emergency
Aged care
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug service
Cardiac Services
Child and youth health
Intensive care
Mental health
Rehabilitation unit
Special Care Baby Unit

Tanks Arts Centre

Entertainment venue

46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Qld 4870, Australia

Tanks Arts Centre is the leading contemporary venue in the region voted Cairns’ Best Entertainment Venue for seven years in a row, bringing the best local, National and International performers and touring shows to the region.

Situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, just 4km north of the city’s CBD, the centre is an iconic and innovative multi-use, contemporary arts facility housed in three converted World War 2 naval oil storage tanks, and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop.

The main performance space, Tank 5, has a licensed bar and standing capacity of 650 (seated 480). The rugged, oil-stained poles and sheer concrete walls imbue the venue with a Gothic charm that never fails to impress both performer and patrons. With a strong focus on music, expect to see the best of Australian and international acts.

Tanks Arts Centre presents a full program of live music, theatre, visual arts, market days and workshops. History, nature and culture are entwined at this iconic heritage listed site, which has been creatively transformed into a contemporary arts facility. This iconic venue is entrenched in the creative fabric of Cairns and the surrounding Wet Tropics region.

Munro Martin Parklands

Outdoor performance space

123 Sheridan St, Cairns City , Qld 4870, Australia

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns' newest community gathering place complete with an outdoor performance space. The Parklands boast tropical plantings, vine covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza to encourage passive, casual use of the facility.

Cairns Convention Centre

Business & events spaces

Sheridan St & Wharf St, Cairns City, Cairns City , Qld 4870, Australia

Cairns Museum

Stories of life in the tropics

Cairns School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, QLD, Australia 4870

The Cairns Museum has amazing stories to share about living in the tropics.

Stories of heat, sweat and hard work. Of cane, railways, rainforests and reefs. Of White Australia, Aboriginal resistance and European isolation. Tales of tourists, hippies and local celebrations, amidst humidity, cyclones, toads, mould and mozzies.

Come in and discover the real Cairns!

Tobruck Swimming Pool

Public swimming facility.

370 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870


  • 50 metre pool to FINA specifications for lap swimming
  • 25 metre program pool for warm up/ warm down (events)
  • 25 metre pool for hydrotherapy activities and learn to swim
  • Swimming and water safety classes
  • Junior squads
  • Toddler water play pool
  • Aqua aerobics and adult Swim Fit classes
  • Flow Rider – casual sessions and ccoaching
  • Café and retail shop
  • Meeting and training room

Cairns International Airport

Domestic and international

Airport Avenue, Cairns Airport, Cairns QLD 4870

Just 10 minutes from Hides Hotel.

The friendly staff are available 24 hours for anything you might need assistance with, including booking tours and trips.
  • Budget Rooms
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • FREE Air Conditioning
  • Tour Desk
  • Lockers
  • Elevator
  • Designated Smoking Area