Heli Picnic with Nautilus Aviation at the Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights

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Daily High Tea at the Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights

HIGH TEA AT PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

Coco's Kitchen + Bar located at the Pullman Cairns International has charmingly enhanced the classic high tea offerings of scones and cream with assorted cakes and pastries and a selection of sandwiches with four specially crafted options.

Mossman Markets

MOSSMAN MARKETS

Under the canopy of ancient giant rain trees and in the gardens of the historic St. David’s Anglican Church, the Mossman Markets are the perfect place to meet locals who have been farming and living the region for generations. 

Port Douglas Markets

PORT DOUGLAS MARKETS

If you’re a keen shopper always on the hunt for a bargain or simply wishing to find that perfect gift or souvenir that will encapsulate your stay in Tropical North Queensland, it is definitely worthy making the trip to wander the Port Douglas Markets. 

Rusty's Markets Cairns

RUSTY'S MARKETS

Located in the heart of the city, the Rusty's Markets open from 5.00am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so make sure to rise early and come hungry.

Palm Cove Markets

PALM COVE MARKETS

The monthly Rotary Palm Cove Markets are spread along Williams Esplanade and where local craftsmen and artisans come to showcase and sell their high-quality, handmade goods, which include jewellery, clothing, plants, produce and art.  

Yungaburra Markets

YUNGABURRA MARKETS

The Yungaburra Markets sees over 250 local growers, producers and artisans gather to display and sell their produce and handiwork in the town’s ‘Bruce Jones Market Grounds’.

People crossing the road smiling and waving rainbow-coloured flags

CAIRNS PRIDE FESTIVAL

From 2021-10-09 to 2021-10-23

Celebrating LGBT+ life in Tropical North Queensland, the festival promotes enjoyment, discovery, exchange and harmony and is time for LGBT+ folk from around the country to come to share their pride and love.

Two girls watching a movie at an outdoor cinema

PORT SHORTS VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL

From 2021-10-15 to 2021-10-23

Although sadly there will be no outdoor screening component of this year’s Port Shorts Film Festival, the event is still very much going ahead, just virtually. 

Tablelands Folk Festival

TABLELANDS FOLK FESTIVAL

From 2021-10-22 to 2021-10-24

Spread over four days, come celebrate music, friendship and cultural understanding at the Tablelands Folk Festival, considered the longest running folk festival in Queensland. 

Man holding giant barramundi

TABELAND HARDWARE TINAROO BARRA BASH

From 2021-10-22 to 2021-10-24

Run by volunteers for over 30 years, the unique Tableland Hardware Tinaroo Barra Bash is a Catch & Release Competition set on beautiful Lake Tinarro.

The Grass is Greener

THE GRASS IS GREENER

From 2021-10-23 to 2021-10-23

Supported by Triple J, The Grass is Greener is a brand new and exciting boutique musical festival held at the Cairns Showgrounds.

Cyclist riding around street in Cairns

TOUR OF THE TROPICS

From 2021-11-05 to 2021-11-07

With lush rainforests, hidden creeks, rolling hills and pristine beaches, Tropical North Queensland is one picturesque location for cyclists and the annual Tour of the Tropics showcases that. 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR

From 2021-11-10 to 2021-11-14

The week-long Cairns Indigenous Art Fair returns this year to celebrate, support, and strengthen the depth of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.

New Year's Eve at the Esplanade

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE ESPLANADE

From 2021-12-31 to 2021-12-31

 A massive carnival event, each New Year’s Eve sees a diverse crowd gather along the Esplanade in Cairns to celebrate the start of another year.

Crowd of people at music festival

YARRABAH MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

From 2022-04-30 to 2022-04-30

Arguably Australia’s most idyllic coastal music festival, the Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival is set to be a full-day of incredible live local music, visual arts and flavours.

Guy Sebastian

GUY SEBASTIAN'S T.R.U.T.H. Tour

From 2022-05-10 to 2022-05-10

Multi-ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter, Guy Sebastian is bringing his highly anticipated national T.R.U.T.H. tour to Cairns’ Convention Centre. 

Walking track through rainforest

CAIRNS TO PORT DOUGLAS TRAIL ULTRA

From 2022-09-03 to 2022-09-04

For those craving a physical challenge, the Cairns to Port Douglas Trail Ultra, the largest trail running event in Far North Queensland is for you. 

Cairns Amateurs

CAIRNS AMATEURS CARNIVAL

From 2022-09-08 to 2022-09-10

An annual event that involves live screenings of the race and fashions of the field, you can expect three incredible days of fashion, fun, and festivities, and of course the chance for the odd flutter.