Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns, Cairns (Self Guided)

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.
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Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns Map

Guide Name: Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns
Guide Location: Australia » Cairns (See other walking tours in Cairns)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: HelenF
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Leisure Island at the Pier

1) Leisure Island at the Pier

Do you want to have some fun in Cairns? You can do it with your entire family! Leisure Island is the center of games for all ages. Located on Pier Point Road, it's a clean and safe place, with a modern interior. You and your children can have a great time playing the newest games, like Deal or No Deal, Feeding Time, or Squid Spies.
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Calypso Reef Imagery

2) Calypso Reef Imagery

Calypso Reef Imagery offers children and adults an opportunity to study the fascinating underwater world of Cairns.

Well-trained and skilled videographers work seven days a week, 365 days a year, to capture the most impressive rain-forest and reef scenery, and showcase these treasures for all to see. The Calypso team tries to provide general interest information about the Great Barrier Reef, which is off the coast of Northeastern Australia.

Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-11am and 2:30pm-6:30pm
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Wildlife Dome

3) Wildlife Dome (must see)

The Wildlife Dome opened to visitors in 2003, and today it offers a memorable wildlife experience. Birds, crocodiles, koalas, lizards, turtles, snakes and many other animals live peacefully on the roof of the Cairns Reef Hotel Casino, where the Dome is located. It's made up of 3000 plants, 120 tons of earth and around 50,000 gallons of water. It's a pocket zoo in the heart of the city, where you can bring your children..
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Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream

4) Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream

Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream is well known in Australia, and they have twenty-four stores. It distinguishes itself from other ice cream shops by using fresh ingredients only. Its delicious ice cream comes in a newly-made waffle cone. The place is a paradise for children and a special delight for their parents. There's a huge selection of flavors -- Devil's Chocolate, Rum & Raisin, Wildberry, Strawberry Delight -- and there is something for everyone.
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Cairns Civic Theatre

5) Cairns Civic Theatre

In 1974, when Cairns had a population of 33000 inhabitants, The Cairns Civic Theatre was opened. It was the first theater in Queensland, designed and purpose-built for entertaining the locals. Cairns architects were involved in the building project worth up to $1.1 million. Today, the theater provides a modern interior and equipment. There are programs for children, teenagers and parents. At some shows babies in arms are permitted; kids over the age of 1 year must be bought a ticket to children's show. There is no smoking permitted in the theater. All are welcome.
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Muddy's Playground

6) Muddy's Playground

This is a special playground that attracts both children and parents. Muddy’s Playground, located on the Esplanade, is famous amongst tourists and locals alike. It offers a number of play areas for children of all ages and abilities. The playground is surrounded by trees, so there's lots of shade where parents can relax and watch over their kids.
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Cairns Skate Park

7) Cairns Skate Park

Located on the Esplanade, right in the heart of tropical Cairns, the Cairns Skate Park is the most awesome skate park in Australia. It features a number of bowls of different dimensions, which make it attractive to users. There are long runs with stairs and gaps, and the landscape design is astonishing. You can skate at night because the park is well-lit. Children will love this skateboard park.

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
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
Cultural Walking Tour in Cairns

Cultural Walking Tour in 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:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 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

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.