Entertainment, Art & Culture

Tanks Arts Centre

Tanks Arts Centre

Tanks Arts Centre is a business unit of Cairns Regional Council, in the Community, Sports & Cultural Division. 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 creatively housed in three c...

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Cairns Riddle Room

You and your team of 5 will play strategically to solve the riddles of the room. Use all of your senses and co-operate in order to solve lingual, visual, mathematical, spatial and physical puzzles. Find the clues and solve the challenges to plot your great escape. Can you complete the task in 60 min...

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Cairns Art Gallery

The Cairns Art 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 presents a diverse challenging and stimulating exhibitions program featuring works b...

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Laserfun

Live Indoor Laser Games! Exhilarating fun for all the family! We offer the North's best laser tag experience with a fully air-conditioned venue, relaxing lounge feel and hot and cold drinks and snacks. We also offer a ticket redemption arcade, including games that have never been seen before in Cair...

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The Reef Hotel Casino

The Reef Hotel Casino

Our complex boasts one of Australia's finest boutique Casinos, a multitude of the best dining experiences and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, free live entertainment in BAR36, the largest indoor LED screen in QLD in the Casino Sports Arena, 320 on site undercover car parks p...

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Cairns Dinner Theatre

Cairns Dinner Theatre is your #1 destination for dining and professional entertainment under one roof. If you're looking for a fun night out in Cairns with friends, family or the love of you're life? Then look no further! At CDT we take pride in being the only form of professional nightly entertain...

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Cairns Museum

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, cyclone...

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Cairns Premier Entertainment

We can offer you a unique range of services, with the expertise and unlimited range of our experienced DJs, AND the entertainment value and atmosphere created by live musicians. Can't decide between Live Music or a DJ? You can have BOTH at the same event. Contact us for your Free Quote!

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Alliance Francaise de Cairns

Our aim is to share the love of the French heritage and culture with the local Australian and expat community. Our regular cultural activities bring a little bit of France to Far North Queensland and we hope you will join us. Come and say Bonjour!

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AJ Hackett Bungy

AJ Hackett Bungy

Home to Australia's ONE & ONLY Bungy Tower & Giant Minjin Jungle Swing. Get ready to push your limits and DEFY GRAVITY! Located 20 minutes north of Cairns in lush rainforest is the world first purpose built Bungy Tower established in 1990.

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Port Douglas Carnivale

Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines, to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events.

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The Cotton Club

The Woolshed Cairns

A cosmopolitan restaurant and bar by day and an intimate cocktail and dance venue by night, The Cotton Club is the meeting place for locals and visitors in the heart of Cairns city. It is the choice of workers meeting colleagues for lunch, couples sharing a meal before a movie and friends heading ou...

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Cooktown 4WD Adventures

1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Cooktown is one of Australia's BUCKET LIST destinations. Locally owned and operated, Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns and Port Douglas to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, returning via the Mulligan Highway an...

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. Tjapukai i...

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Flames of the Forest - Rainforest Dining Experience

Flames of the Forest - Rainforest Dining Experience

Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul you will never want to leave. A completely intimate, natural experience set within the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy highlighted by crystal and bud light chandeliers....

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour -Aboriginal Cultural experience

The Daintree Dreaming Day Tour combines genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with the natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Visiting Mossman Gorge and surrounding areas where you can truly appreciate this magical landscape. You will be taken on a journey from coast...

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Doongal Aboriginal Art

Doongal Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal culture did not have a written language, instead their laws, stories and social behaviour is passed on in the form of song, dance and art. Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery has 3 galleries in Cairns and Kuranda and now represents over 20 local Aboriginal Rainforest Artists. Doongal Aborigi...

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2 Day Reef, Daintree Rainforest & Culture Tour

4wd Adventure

Combine the Great Barrier Reef with the Daintree Rainforest and visit two breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites with one package! Choose one of the below Great Barrier Reef tours from Cairns or Port Douglas in combination with the Daintree Dreaming Day Tour for the ultimate 2-day Adventure North...

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JUTE Theatre Company

JUTE Theatre Company

JUTE passionately engages others in the telling of new stories that stimulate the mind, revitalise the spirit & lift the heart. Est. in Cairns in 1992, JUTE Theatre is a significant regional theatre company driving the development, co-production, national and international touring of contemporary...

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David Stacey Gallery

David Stacey has studied Fine Arts and dedicated his life to depicting the lush wilderness of Far North Queensland through his illistrations and paintings. David H Stacey Limited Edition Prints is a for ever expanding business, now producing the prints themselves, (on paper or canvas), little framed...

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KickArts

KickArts Contemporary Arts Ltd

Located in the central business district of Cairns, in the Centre of Contemporary Arts, KickArts is a key destination for local and tourist visitors alike who wish to experience the vibrant contemporary visual culture of Tropical North Queensland. KickArts is dedicated to facilitating, presenting an...

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UMI Arts

Free entry in to the UMI Arts Galleries of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Annual Christmas Markets. Authentic Art Far North Queensland. Extended hours Friday 9 December 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 December 9 - 3 pm for the Annual Christmas Markets.

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Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct

The Yarrabah Arts Precinct is made up of the Art Centre and Menmuny Museum. The Art Centre is a dynamic space for local artists to undertake the many local art forms and cultural activities including ceramics, painting, weaving, arts and craft, textiles and is available for bookings by the public or...

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Daniel Stacey Photography

As a photographer in Cairns, I enjoy capturing life & love in Cairns, the Far North Queensland & beyond. There are significant moments in everyone’s life that deserve to be captured, and I am passionate about capturing those moments through photography. Done well, emotions, personalities and sentim...

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Rondo Theatre

Rondo Theatre

Situated within the cultural reserve in Greenslopes Street, Cairns, the RONDO theatre is a comfortable air-conditioned performing space that can be configured either 'in the round' or as a thrust stage The seating is raked There is room for 191 patrons There is ample space for parking

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Mulgrave Shire Historical Society

Head towards the sugar mill in Gordonvale, across the train and cane crossing you will find the museum carpark on the left hand side. This building was purpose-built to house objects used by settlers in the area then called Nelson in the late 1800s. The museum has a number of historical items and di...

DJ Retro Cairns

Best value Wedding DJ, Corporate DJ and Party DJ hire in Cairns. We feature mobile DJ’s that are industry professionals, provide outstanding customer service, deliver exceptional entertainment and are dedicated to exceeding expectations. NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED AND FREE CONSULTATION! We know how t...

Inkmasters Cairns

Our vision is to establish Cairns as a centre of printmaking excellence to advance the careers of professional and emerging artist printmakers, and to engage the wider community with this unique form of artistic expression. Founded in 2011 Inkmasters mounts regular exhibitions and participates in na...

Cairns Yacht Club

The Cairns Yacht Club nestles on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet, in the main city area of Cairns, in Far North Queensland, where it has resided for over 100 years. Located at 145.17.05E and 16.58.00S the club offers the joys of sailing in various forms in the balmy tropical climate of North Eastern...

Sacred Earth

Based in Australia, Sacred Earth is the creation of Jethro & Prem Williams. Jethro & Prem have been traveling the world for 12 years performing live the music of Sacred Earth. Prem shares with us her heart felt devotion for Spirit and our precious Mother Earth through mantra and songs from the heart...

The Travelling Film Festival

The Travelling Film Festival: On the road with the best on screen. Australia's longest running travelling film festival bringing world cinema to regional Australia. The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films screening in area...

Electric Dreams

From wedding DJ's, traditional dancers, subtle lighting effects to full blown laser light shows, DJ Bart & Electric Dreams Entertainment can cater for any function, big or small. Whether it’s an intimate wedding setting, an extended family celebration, large corporate function or major media event,...

Brothers Leagues Club Cairns

You'll love the huge range of social activities, promotions, function and gaming features we have in the Club. Check out the great dining options in Lanterns Family Buffet Restaurant and explore all the fantastic benefits and rewards exclusive to members. You'll soon discover why we are called a...

Cairns and Region Multicultural Association - CARMA

CARMA is an independent multicultural community organisation established in March 2002 to assist community groups in Cairns and the surrounding Region.

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery is the most photographed attraction in all of Kuranda, famous for our fossils and gemstone museum and also our star attraction of the only Queensland life-sized Allosaurus! A perfected 9 meter replica of the Allosaurus entangled around the staircase shared and loved by many peopl...

Barbary Coasters

Barbary Coasters

Formed on Melbourne Cup Day in 1988, based in Cairns, Barbary Coasters have become a very popular and well-respected duo in the Far North of Queensland.They brought out the first CD to be fully produced here in Cairns. They have performed at diverse venues from Concert stages, resorts, clubs, pubs,...

Cairns Historical Society

Cairns Historical Society Museum

he Cairns Historical Society makes the history of Far North Queensland accessible for current and future generations. The Society is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association run and managed by volunteers, with the support of 3 paid staff members. We are led by an elected Management Committee mad...

Out of the Blue Entertainment

Out of the Blue Entertainment

OUT OF THE BLUE are suitable for a huge range of events from an intimate dinner with friends, all the way up to 1000 guests for a corporate dinner or event. We'll 'Fly you to the moon', with the best Smooth jazz and Swing band around. Picture yourself dancing and listening to the music of a...

END CREDITS FILM CLUB Cairns inc

Originally formed in the old Palace Cinema, End Credits is a non profit organisation. Incorporated in Cairns, Far North Queensland, End Credits FIlm Club is dedicated to sourcing and screening non mainstream films for it's members and the general public. It is run by a committee of local volunteers,...

Street Science

Street Science provides educational services to excite and engage Australia's youth. Street Science has shows and workshops aligned with the Australian National Curriculum and visits schools, community groups, corporate events, family fun days and parties! Seriously explosive and inspiring Science!!...

Lah-Lah

Stripy-socked singing sensation Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band are sure to get the whole family up singing and dancing with their award winning live and top rating TV shows! Lah-Lah introduces children and their families to the wonderful world of music and musical instruments. Meet Mister Saxophon...

Chris Lloyds

​Chris sings the jazz standards. His smooth sophisticated vocal style is reminiscent of the great performers such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole and Matt Monro. "There is little in the music industry that Chris Lloyds hasn't done, and few people he doesn't know. He call...

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort Cairns

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort Cairns

Gilligan's is the ultimate experience in accommodation and entertainment set in the heart of Cairns. Offering guests 5* backpacker accommodation, nightly entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere whilst soaking up the sun, why choose to stay anywhere else?

Guilt Free Comedy

Guilt Free Comedy is Cairns ONLY stand-up comedy club. Comedy for Charity every month at EATO's on Grafton St! Enjoy some laughs and bevs...GUILT FREE

TicketLiNK

Cairns' own ticketing specialists ticketliNK, owned by the Cairns Regional Council, provides ticketing services for events held at Tanks Arts Centre, the Cairns Convention Centre, the Rondo Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts and many other venues in Far North Queensland. TicketLiNK is a loca...

Tobruk Memorial Pool

Belgravia Leisure, on behalf of Cairns Regional Council, proudly manages the Iconic Tobruk Memorial Pool. The recently redeveloped facility offers members and guests a FINA approved 50m Olympic Pool, a 25m lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, a toddler splash area, a Flow Rider, Café, two function...

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas is an acoustic soloist based in Far North Queensland, Australia. He shares music with a down-to-earth approach, creating a warm relaxed and uplifting atmosphere for people of all ages. Michael plays a memorable mix of favourite songs as well as originals when requested. His easy-liste...

TROPICAL FYAH

Tropical Fyah Afro Carib collective, Cairns FNQ

Tropical Fyah is Cairns only Afro-Carib community collective representing all things African-to-Caribbean. Consisting of members from Australia, Africa and the Caribbean and all calling Cairns 'home' Tropical Fyah has a soundsystem with professional DJ's specialising in Caribbean and African sounds...

Inflatable Kingdom

Come and join in the fun of North Queensland’s largest Indoor Inflatable Playground. Inflatable Kingdom is located inside Cairns Indoor Sports at 164 Mayers Street Manunda. Inflatable Kingdom Cairns is the perfect venue to have a great time for all ages and to have Birthday & Christmas Parties, Scho...

4 IN A GROOVE

4 IN A GROOVE is a four piece Rock, Rhythm and Soul Band. They have an uncompromising attitude as well as a punchy sound. They have been involved in the Entertaiment Scene for over 25 years and play or have played at most venues in and around Cairns and the surrounding areas.

The Young Company

TYC awakens children and young people’s imaginations; inspiring a culture of true creativity.

Cape York Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is the celebration of Aboriginal culture in Cape York. The Festival is a biennial event celebrating & showcasing the culture of the Aboriginal people of Cape York Peninsula through song, dance ceremony and performance. The performance and practice of Aboriginal dan...

Illuminate Cairns and Culture Mechanics

We run a range of projection festivals around the country.

Illumination Cairns

Cairns Annual White Party – ILLUMINATION, brought to you by SILVER GEM, will be held at AJ Hackett Cairns in Smithfield on October 22nd this year. The Council approved event is a highly anticipated night out with the audience dressed in WHITE. The event attracts a broad demographic from the communit...

Sunny Ale Music Education

Hong Kong born Classical pianist, composer, singer and music educator.

Tony George Entertainment

Tony George Entertainment

Tony George Entertainment provides energetic and entertaining live band music and MC services to clients throughout Australia and beyond. With extensive experience and versatility, we can deliver musical performances that are specifically tailored to complement your event. Your special occasion is i...

The Pier Bar & Grill

The Pier Bar & Grill

In an enviable location by the water, The Pier Bar is somewhat of an institution in Cairns, known for our delicious wood fired pizzas and our relaxed Sundays and our big party events.

Undara Experience

Undara Lava Tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park

Only 3½ hours drive from Cairns, four hours from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll discover a land so different in contrasts…. Undara. Undara Experience, set in pristine Savannah woodlands has been in the care of the Collins family, the original pioneers of this region in 1862. For...

Aerial Active

Aerial Active, part of the Cairns Youth Circus Arts School Inc., holds daily classes in health and fitness including Aerial Yoga and Aerial Silks training.

Raintrees Tavern

A Local Favourite in Manunda. Entertainment featuring live music, BWS liquorbarn and drive through. Specialties: Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Services: Takes Reservations Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Good For Kids Outdoor Seating. Raintrees Tavern is more than happy to invite you to...

Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation

We are a Papua New Guinean and Internationally based NGO that bridges hope and opportunity to everyday Papua New Guineans by developing strategic partnerships and models that have lasting impact on their lives.

Luxx Bar

Located in the heart of Cairns, Luxx offers a broad selection of entertainment with a choice of our front of house open front bar with outdoor dining, which provides a relaxing open environment accompanied by a range of up market delicious cocktails and wine and beer menu options. Our simple yet...

Boatshed

Serving up the ultimate dining experience whilst overlooking the Trinity Inlet, Boatshed is Cairns premier Restaurant and Bar. Whether it be for a casual lunch with friends, group birthday celebration or business function, the team encourages diners to embrace the brasserie style menu with the mantr...

Port Douglas Audio Visual

Since 1989 we have been entertaining Far North Queensland with our Mobile DJ & Karaoke Service. We specialize in Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Karaoke and Audio Visual equipment hire set-ups for ceremonies and Corporate Conferences. Port Douglas Audio Visual & Mobile Disco is a profes...

Apres Beach Bar & Grill

Apres Beach Bar & Grill

The friendly and inviting atmosphere of Apres Beach Bar & Grill has earned us the reputation of being one of Cairns and North Queensland's premier meeting places, for both locals and visitors alike. Overlooking beautiful Palm Cove beach, only 20 minutes north of Cairns and 40 minutes south of Port D...

Jarramali Rock Art Tours

Join us for a unique, Aboriginal cultural experience, exploring the Quinkan Rock Art sites found among the sandstone escarpments around the small town of Laura, Nth QLD, Guided by friendly, Kuku Yalanji traditional owners. Tour transport options: 1. Tag along in your 4WD. 2. Picked up from Cairns,...

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The FacePainters and Balloon Benders

Awesome Airogami, pumped airheads got gas

Free Quotes, FacePainters and World Body Artists, Body Art Baby Bumps, Baby Showers, Body Casting, FacePainting Special Packages, FacePainters Kids Party, Face Painters Corporate Parties Cairns QLD, Awesome Airogami - the skillful art of Balloon Bending - Twisting Creative Sculptures, Balloon Be...

Gondwana Choirs

Gondwana Choirs is the leader in Australian choral performance, shaping the Australian sound through the creation and presentation of innovative new work, and providing opportunities to all talented young Australians through world-class training by leading artists. Gondwana Choirs comprises the m...

Babinda Munro Picture Theatre

The Babinda Picture Theatre is a place where seven dollars will get you in the door no matter what your age. We show the latest movies in 2D or 3D digital. The canvas seats and natural cooling make this historic theatre a charming place to go.

Red Chair Gallery

ALL Original Artworks: sculpture, jewellery, paintings, drawings, prints, mosaic work, crafts, handbags, handmade garments, gifts all made by local Cairns artists.

Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns is a significant piece of arts infrastructure developed by the Queensland Government and operated by Arts Queensland. It comprises two performance based venues, The Theatre (238 seat black box theatre) and The Space, (a large flexible open performance and re...

Paradise Concerts

Welcome to Paradise! Classical Chamber Music has been my passion as a violinist as long as I can remember! I have traveled the world, on stages grand and humble, and came to this tropical haven twelve years ago on a sabbatical from my life as a professional violinist in London. After finding Cairns,...

Grand Hotel Cairns

We've been practicing good hospitality since 1926 and we're just getting better at it! We are most famous for our Crocodile themed decor including Crocodile Artifacts, old photo's as well as plently of Historical information dating back until the 1920's. Our hand-crafted wooden Crocodile Bar has had...

Wild Art Tiles

Wild Art Tiles

These quality hand printed tiles are only available exclusively from Wild Art Tiles. If you require unique and quality tiles that will add a distinctive style to your home, then look no further.All the original artwork featured on the tiles and murals has been created by well-known Australian Wildli...

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Custom Designed Steel Framed Homes

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Cooly rocks

We are on stage to entertain and have a great time playing .if the crowd see you having fun they have more fun.every performance we give 100% we love to play its what we do.come check is out at our Next show.

Rose Rigley Artist

I am a Cairns-based visual artist in my fifth year of practice. My artwork is driven by concept and process as I focus on the human condition with particular emphasis on the nuances of memory, the narratives of the everyday and the universal in the personal. Utilising a range of media – artist books...

Salt House

Salt House

Situated at Marina Point, next to the new Cairns Yacht Club facilities, Salt House is a unique dining, bar and entertainment venue offering a panorama of the ocean, marina and city on the waterfront in Cairns. Salt House offers a space that is glamorous, funky, chilled-out, progressive, stylish,...

Boxing Queensland

The Coral Sea Challenge is an Australian and International Invitational Competition for Elite Boxers held in beautiful Cairns. Teams confirmed for this top class event are a select Australian Team, Boxing Queensland, Boxing New South Wales, Boxing South Australia, Boxing Western Australia, Papua New...

Cairns Voice Studio

Cairns Voice Studio is a new professional voice studio in the beautiful Northern Beaches district of Cairns, Far North Queensland. Previously named Marlin Coast Vocal Academy since 2013, Cairns Voice Studio was officially launched April 2016 by Vocal Coach Keesha Mclean. CVS offers performance exper...

The Jack

The Jack - The Union Jack Hotel & Cairns Hostel

The Jack, situated right in the heart of Cairns CBD, includes a Bar, Function Rooms, Restaurant, Gaming Room, Backpacker Hostel Accommodation and a Tour Shop. The Jack is an 800 capacity venue, which includes an all-weather beer garden and is perfect for any type of function from Birthday parties...

Ultimate Party Cairns

Ultimate Party is Cairns best way to see all the bars, have fun, meet new people and enjoy the best nightlife Cairns has to offer on the now world famous open top roof double decker bus. The Party Bus is a high energy night where everyone is ready to PARTY! We will take you to 5 different venues...

Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park

The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40-hectare) tourist attraction located in the middle of Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest. Part of the CaPTA Group, the locally owned and operated park offers three unique experiences to visitors as part of a tour, or as a self-drive opt...

Daniella Jones Wildlife Artist

Daniella Jones Wildlife Artist

Daniella Jones has been creating artworks for over 20 years and her artwork is shown in many exhibitions and galleries. She has studied and successfully gained her Certificate III in Illustration, Certificate III in Photography and Certificate IV in Advanced Digital Design. On completing her studie...

Party In Cairns

Cairns Party Specialists * The #1 Party & Entertainment Professionals in Cairns * The official Fitzroy Island Party hosts * Our Pub Crawl has been voted Cairns’ “Best Night Out” for the past 4 years (now operating Mon, Wed, Fri & most Saturday nights) * We save you $$$ and guarantee a great ti...

Junkie Uncle Records

Junkie Uncle Records is a music company based in Cairns, Queensland.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Indigenous cultures. Held over three days annually in July, CIAF is an unparalleled celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, dance and music.

Event Cinemas Cairns

Event Cinemas is a new concept in entertainment that will deliver the ultimate cinema experience to movie goers. Our cinemas throughout Australia are being redeveloped and relaunched as state-of-the-art venues that offer customers a complete range of entertainment options. Vmax is the jewel in ou...

VIKARIOUS

VIKARIOUS is a live acoustic trio often accompanied by guest musicians. They have been on the Cairns music scene for the last 5 years, playing most of the popular live venues between Port Douglas & Mission Beach as well as the Tablelands area & have also recently toured in New Zealand. Their reperto...

Cape York Hotel

Cape York Hotel

The Cape York Hotel is a recently refurbished pub, maintaining its old school charms while at the same time presenting a modern take on food and beverage. Great Friday public bar and outdoor seating entertainment by resident musicians Sleeveless', Great venue for parties, work functions and performi...

Mulgrave Settlers Museum

The Mulgrave Settlers Museum is located opposite the sugar mill in Gordon St. The museum has a number of historical items and displays relating to the old Mulgrave Shire donated from the local community. Established in 1992.​ ​Visit and discover a local history.​

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino complex is a world of fun, food and entertainment. It boasts one of Australia's finest boutique casinos, a multitude of dining experiences and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, elite entertainment in Vertigo or the Casino Sports Arena and the luxurio...

Speakeasy Electro Swing Australia

For the last six years the Speakeasy collective have been providing you with the sounds of the retro-future, blending together 1920's jazz & swing music with the modern day sounds of house, electro, breaks, glitch & DNB all over the world running regular events in 18 different cities including New Y...

Green Ant Cantina

The Green Ant Cantina is Cairns’ best kept secret and has become an institution among its regulars since opening in 2001. This off beat, funky venue boasts a wide range of boutique beers, premium wines, South American inspired cocktails and , of course, great Mexican fusion cuisine.

Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery

Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery

Established in 1993, Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery showcases a diverse collection of original artwork and prints depicting the scenery and fauna of Far North Queensland and Australia. A wide selection of handcrafted jewellery, glass, ceramics, sculpture and handpainted silks are also available at t...

Bobby Maguire Music

Bobby Maguire is an Australian singer/songwriter based in Port Douglas, QLD. He utilizes live guitar and percussion looping to create a large, uniquely dynamic sound through which he showcases his catchy brand of indie rock. Now based in Port Douglas, with a captivating live show and stack of energe...

PakMag Cairns

PakMag is the number one Parents and Kids Magazine in Far North Queensland. We are your one stop resource for fun, whats on, competitions and family things to do. Locally owned and operated.

Moppy

Mobile DJ operating in Tropical North Queensland dedicated to creating the perfect atmosphere for any event. "A DJ Called Moppy" is a registered Australian business with full public liability insurance. I boast an eclectic library of music specialising in house music, Hiphop/R&B, current and 80's h...

Cairns Costume Hire & Makeup

Rachel Bradley is the owner / operator of Cairns Costume Hire and Makeup. Rachel has been working as a successful local character entertainer, singer songwriter and a professional makeup artist for the past 25 years, for corporate events, festivals and private functions. A graduate from the Victoria...

Omid Master

Master has been a full writer member of APRA since 1986 and has written over 100 songs. In 2005 Master’s song everything is okay was selected as the first theme song for the port Douglas Carnviale and he performed it on national shows Sunrise and Today with positive responses from all around the cou...

Miss Chelsea's

Fun, creative and engaging ballet classes for preschoolers at two locations across Cairns. Miss Chelsea's expert teachers boast many years of experience introducing pre-schoolers to classical ballet and encouraging them to explore their movement, creativity, and imagination.

PJ O'Brien's

PJ O'Brien's

P.J.O'Brien's is located in the heart of the city mall in busy Cairns. Discover the Craic with the many locals, tourists and backpackers that visit P.J.O'Brien's to experience the atmosphere of a truly authentic Irish Pub combined with today's shannigans. P.J.O'Brien's offers something unique; drop...

Platinum Model Management Australia

Platinum is one of Australias most elite promotional and modelling agencies. It is founded on firm principles of good work ethic, reliability and integrity. Understanding the key drivers important to clients from a business and financial viewpoint, gives Platinum models a greater insight into how to...

Millennium Wedding

Millennium Wedding DJs are North Queensland's Premier Wedding DJ Service, our staff have the experience to make your special day, a day you will cherish forever. Featured on wedding kits of almost every major wedding venue in the Cairns area, our reputation, professionalism and dedication to detail...

Cairns Wedding Music

Your Complete Wedding Entertainment Service. Providing unique and professional entertainment for your ceremony, pre-dinner gathering and reception. Cairns Wedding Music will serenade you and your guests providing a unique and memorable start to your celebrations. We have a huge repertoire of live mu...

Cairns Photo Courses

Cairns Photo Courses is about providing quality, practical photographic training and photo tours for Cairns and North Queensland. Our courses, workshops and photography tours are designed to be insightful, fun and hands on… enabling locals and visitors to learn new techniques, gain knowledge, and ex...

About Entertainment, Art & Culture For Cairns

The colourful landscapes of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland still inspire many established and emerging artists.  A number of the artists on the National Australian comtemporary art scene are based in our vibrant art community in North Queensland. 

We also have a rich history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and regularly showcase their visual art at local galleries. 

Photographic artists have emerged as a predominant force in the local art scene and have opened many galleries that sell their images to the many visitors to this region.  These artists capture the beauty of the landscape in all conditions and have galleries in Kuranda, Cairns and Port Douglas. 

The Cairns Regional Gallery is located within a stately brick and stone heritage building on the corner of Abbott and Shields Streets.  This heritage building was renovated in 1995 and features a cafe/restaurant and a Gallery Shop. 

The Gallery exhibits work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists as well as local fine arts and contemporary art and also hosts major Australian and international collections.  You can visit the gallery from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday.

There is also a Gallery shop offering a wide range of Australian ceramics, jewellery, books and cards. 

Cairns Art Society has well over 250 members and was established in 1931 to promote and assist artists to acheive their aims.  The society plays an active role in the cultural and art community of Cairns.  The Cairns Art Society holds an annual exhibition and many activities inclduing dinners, and tutorials sessions as well as the very succesful and sought after annual ARTescape - Winter Art School in the Tropics. 

The Cairns Potters Club has a strong following of local potters who shape their clay with many varying methods and fire their creations in various ways including firing in the open.  Each year the Potters Club has an exhibition and they also generally have a market on the Saturday before Mothers Day.

Public Art
Artworks in public spaces in Cairns are an important expression of our creative diversity and reflect our unique society. 

The Cairns Esplanade has some new public art that has recently been unveiled. 

"Wind Blown Leaves" by Roland Nancarrow
"Telescopus" by Dominic Johns
and "Horizon Line" by Kevin Mayo.

"TELESCOPUS" a large mosaic shell sculpture that is designed in the shape of a shell that is commonly found in the mangroves and inter tidal mudflats around Cairns.  The sculpture has been created using iridescent mosaic glass tiles and Chillagoe marble.  Chillagoe is a very small marble producing township located in the outback about 4 hours drive west of Cairns. 

The spiral shape of the shell and design of the phosphorescent tile reflects the sky and lights up in the sunshine and moonlight without the use of power.  This really is a very pretty sculpture and something that we are very proud of.  It makes a very nice backdrop for photos and is located very close to the Floriana Guesthouse and the Cairns Base Hospital on the esplanade.

"WINDBLOWN LEAVES" is a Roland Nancarrow creation and is a freestanding steel sculpture with a resilient ‘new leaf’ standing erect from the windblown leaves surrounding the base.  Roland Nancarrow is inspired by local heliconia tropical flowers and has created many beautiful public art works.  This sculpture also reflects the nautical shapes of sails and boats often seen in Trinity Inlet.    

"HORIZON LINES" by Kevin Mayo are two sculptures in the shape of a boat stood on end with human figures cut-out within the boat shape.  The Dancer and The Swimmer are the shapes that have been cut out. 

These sculptures are all within an easy walking distance of the Cairns Base Hospital on the foreshore of the Northern end of the Cairns esplande. 

"JELLY BABIES" at the Centre of Contemporary Arts created by Sophie Cadman.

"Gilbert, Oliver, Penelope, Roxanne and Yasmin" is the title of this work and was created using fibreglass and acrylic paint. 

The delicious Jelly Babies are a very popular backdrop for many holiday snaps in Cairns.  Each jelly baby is equal in its form but has its own individual colour and is recognised and enjoyed regardless of age or culture as lollies! 

This is a great celebration of art and is a signature peice that identifies the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Cairns.  This is located on the corner of Abbott and Florence Sts. 

"WOVEN FISH" in the Esplanade Swimming lagoon created by Brian Robinson

Woven Fish was commissioned by the Cairns City Council and the Queensland Government for the Cairns Esplanade Redevelopment completed in 2003.  These recognisable woven fish are a standout feature of the Esplanade swimming lagoon and gleam in the sunlight making them the most photographed distinguishing feature of our Cairns esplanade swimming lagoon. 

"THE INNER CIRCLE" at the Reef Fleet Terminal created by Jill Chism.

This fired paper clay and resin sculptural work is a play with form and space using circle rings of Paper clay embossed from imprints from clothing and text from Taoist and Buddist literature. 

"BAYBARU" on the boardwalk near the Marlin Marina created by Paul Johnson.

These very interesting organic stainless steel and copper sculptural forms have been inspired by the sea anemome of the reefs and the funnel-net fish traps (baybaru) of the indigenous people.  These sculptures come to life at night with fibre-optic lighting. 

"CAIRNS" in 3 parts was created in 2001 by Jill Chism and David Campbell

This work was created during the City Place Revitalisation programme.  This stainless steel and phot-etched sculptural work is in 3 parts and is near the childrens playpark in the City Place.  The shape of this work makes a semi-abstract association with the mountains surrounding our city.  The photos are dupicates of the historical images from the Cairns Museum collection. 

"HISTORICAL BROOCH:SCHOOL OF ARTS was created in 2001 by Peter Thompson.

These panels of screen-printed vitreous ceramic are a reflection of the School of Arts history and architectural significance. 

"BUSH MEDICINE, REEF FIGURE, DILLLY was created in 2002 by Arone Meeks.

Arone Meeks has created many beautiful public art works in the Cairns region.  These three sculptural figures were created for the Cairns Base Hospital Redevelopment in 2002 and are inspired by indigenous forms and patterns using cut out painted steel. 

"TROPICAL BENCHES" was created by various work for the dole participants and managed by Dominic Johns

During the revitalisation programme of the city area during 2002, 2003 and 2004 working in a partnership with local unemployed people Dominic Johns inspired the artists and participants to create 85 square metres of handpainted and fired ceramic mosaic tiles depicting colourful tropical thems of North Queensland.  These tiles now form a series of 12 bench seats constructed along Shields Street heading from the City Place to Cairns Central. 

"TANKS ART CENTRE" was a project that was undertaken in the early 1990's that turned old oil storage tanks into spaces for performance and events.  This cultural precinct holds markets at times as well as outdoor movies in the evenings.  At the time of the original redevelopment many Powdercoated steel webbed fencing and sculptural pieces were created all around the centre.  This area is currently undergoing a new redevelopment but the original iron work is still intact. 

"Beautiful Art Spaces" There are also a growing number of council sponsored shops called beautiful art spaces. They are basically empty shops that artist are now occuping. These unique spaces are a terrific oportunitiy for arists to gain retail experience and also work in situa. There are a few in the Pier shopping Centre at the marina as well as orcid plaza, Cairns.