Cultural Walking Tour in Cairns, Cairns (Self Guided)

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 Walking Tour in Cairns Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walking Tour in Cairns
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: 0.7 km
Author: HelenF
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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: Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm
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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: 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
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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.
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KickArts Center Of Contemporary Arts

4) 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-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Jute Theater

5) 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.

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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: 3.9 km
Churches in Cairns

Churches in Cairns

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
Nightlife Self-Guided Tour in Cairns

Nightlife Self-Guided Tour in Cairns

Spend the wildest tropical nights in Cairns, where one can party 'til the sun comes up. Many clubs and bars are crammed into one particular area of Cairns -- Spence street, the Esplanade and Lake street. Visit the most popular nightlife spots of Cairns.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns

Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns

Children should be a top priority on a family vacation! In Cairns, there are a lot of attractions suitable for your little ones. Theaters, parks, candy stores and playgrounds are plentiful, and welcoming. Take this tour and introduce your child to the primary attractions Cairns can offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Specialty Shops Walk in Cairns

Specialty Shops Walk in Cairns

Cairns is a city which has wonderful specialty shops with books, jewelry, regional seafood and pastries. When in Cairns, one shouldn't miss The Night Market, famous for its souvenirs. Find out more about this unique city by taking this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cairns for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cairns has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cairns, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.