56's Olympic Torch Bearers Monument, Cairns

56's Olympic Torch Bearers Monument, Cairns

In 1956, Cairns was a host city to the start of the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay. A club was created for the 1956 runners, by the Torchbearers Club Inc. Today, the granite monument commemorates this Torch Relay Run, which symbolizes an important moment in the area's international history.

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56's Olympic Torch Bearers Monument on Map

Sight Name: 56's Olympic Torch Bearers Monument
Sight Location: Cairns, Australia (See walking tours in Cairns)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Cairns, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Cairns

Create Your Own Walk in Cairns

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cairns is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cairns Introduction Walking Tour

Cairns Introduction Walking Tour

Surrounded by World Heritage Rainforests and with the Great Barrier Reef in the proximity, the tropical city of Cairns has a lot of treasures to offer; beautiful gardens and war memorials are just a couple. Cairns has a varied history and it's really popular amongst tourists due to its favorable climate. Take this walk to explore the most popular tourist attractions in Cairns.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

Cairns, the tropical city of Australia, has many places of worship. The local churches are known for their frequent services and varied denominations. If you have a special interest in religions, Cairns would be the right place to visit. Take this walking tour and explore your inner spiritual world.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles