Specialty Shops Walk in Cairns, Cairns (Self Guided)

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.
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Specialty Shops Walk in Cairns Map

Guide Name: Specialty Shops Walk 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: 1.6 km
Author: HelenF
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The Cairns Night Markets

1) The Cairns Night Markets

The Night Market is a market with a rich history. Situated not far from the main attractions of Cairns, it is believed to be an ideal place for a visitor to find original souvenirs. Initially, The Night Market was a small project planned for a period of six months, but years passed and it continued to flourish. The result was a contemporary center, which today brings joy to thousands of tourists. It also has a great economic and cultural importance, because it supports local tradespeople. Visit this great marketplace and you'll surely find a unique gift for yourself and for others.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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Digital Diver

2) Digital Diver

If you are totally addicted to the underwater world, you should go and visit Digital Diver. It's a shop which will provide you with all of the needed equipment for an underwater quest. The most important item, of course, is the digital camera. This can help you capture high-quality moments. Digital Diver also offers impeccable assistance, and expert advice is guaranteed.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
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The Green House Environment Shop

3) The Green House Environment Shop

The Green House Environment Shop is a center with high goals, and it aims to preserve wildlife and nature. Basically, it's an aid-shop, so by buying a gift, book, candles, wooden toys, you are donating to the cause without even knowing it. That's why they say your spending is greener. If you're looking for the most wanted T-shirts, don’t pass by without checking this shop.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm; Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 1pm
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Swiss Cake & Coffee Shop

4) Swiss Cake & Coffee Shop

The Swiss Cake & Coffee Shop specializes in a wide assortment of cakes and pastries. The Shop offers a wide selection of goodies that are a heavenly delight, in a tropical city such as Cairns. Once a year, an exhibition is organized so that visitors can view masterpieces created by expert pastry chefs. Once you enter, you'll never want to leave, because tempting treats are waiting for you.
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Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream

5) 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.

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.
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
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
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
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

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.