Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Cairns

Cairns has a varied history. It's really popular amongst tourists due to its favorable climate. Cairns is also called the tropical city. The city’s main cultural attractions are museums, galleries, theaters and libraries, which display daily life through the ages. Take this tour to check out the most prominent places in Cairns:
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Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Australia » Cairns (See other walking tours in Cairns)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Cairns Historical Society Museum
  • The Cairns Regional Gallery
  • Cairns City Library
  • Jute Theater
  • KickArts Center Of Contemporary Arts
The Cairns Historical Society Museum

1) The Cairns Historical Society Museum (must see)

The Cairns Historical Society Museum is a structure of national value. It offers visitors an opportunity to view several collections that help illustrate the city’s development. There is a lot on display, which reflects the social life of the population touched by the Chinese and European influence. Currently, the museum occupies the School of Arts building, which is placed not too far from the main galleries. If you're interested in history, visit this tourist attraction.

Hours: Monday- Friday: 10 am - 3 pm.
The Cairns Regional Gallery

2) The Cairns Regional Gallery (must see)

If you are most interested in art, then The Cairns Regional Gallery is a must see. Situated in a two-level building, the gallery has a rapidly growing collection. Most of the works are historically or culturally related to the people of Cairns. The gallery opened to visitors in 1995, and since then it's enjoyed a lot of success. It has gained a lot of international acclaim, due to tourists. The gallery has a shop and many other facilities, plus a space for meetings.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cairns City Library

3) Cairns City Library

Cairns City Library is an extraordinary library because it helps strengthen family bonds. It offers huge collections of information about the Australian population. It keeps records of births and marriages, plus there are several archives of daily life and events. Books, microfilm, even guides about cultural groups are all available for visitors' use. The library is easy to find due to its location close to the Cairns Regional Gallery.
Jute Theater

4) Jute Theater

Jute Theater plays an important role in the cultural life of Cairns' population. Its main purpose is to engage society in the creation of new contemporary plays, thereby stimulating the minds of local residents. Situated under the roof of The Cairns Center of Contemporary Arts, the theater thus also allows visitors to enjoy the great Australian art.
KickArts Center Of Contemporary Arts

5) KickArts Center Of Contemporary Arts (must see)

The right place to look at contemporary art is KickArts. KickArts is a non-profit Center, which provides young talents the opportunity to expand their capabilities. Exhibitions feature amazing artworks that use paper, video work, and photography. Unlike most other galleries, KickArts has its own shop selling the works of art created mostly by local and regional artists.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am- 5 pm.

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.
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
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