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Flecker Botanic Gardens

Flecker Botanic Gardens

The Flecker Botanic Gardens were created in 1886, which means that many of the large plants and trees are lush and well established. You wont believe you are so close to town while lazing in the gardens here....

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Behana Gorge Swimming Holes

Behana Gorge Swimming Holes

Behana gorge is one of Cairns' best kept secrets. Rarely visited by tourists, this is a local secret spot. It is probably less frequented than other water holes around Cairns as the walk to the top of the gorge (where the best pristine swimming spots are) is a long one. ...

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Dog exercise area Mount Sheridan

Dog exercise area Mount Sheridan

MT SHERIDAN: Sawpit Gully Detention Basin at Forest Gardens. Lot 990 on RP905276 Melia Close, Mount Sheridan...

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Barron Valley Gymnastics

Barron Valley Gymnastics

The Barron Valley Gym is a great place to get the kids active while having lots of fun at the same time. They run classes for kids from the time they can walk right up to teen and adult competition preparation. This is a perfect way to get the kids absolutely exhausted and ready for a great afternoon nap!...

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Dog exercise area Aeroglen

Dog exercise area Aeroglen

AEROGLEN: Paterson Park on the eastern side of the Captain Cook Highway at the junction of Greenbank Road and Arnold Street...

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Dog exercise area Machans Beach

Dog exercise area Machans Beach

MACHANS BEACH: Southern end of Machans Beach south of Cinderella Street to the Barron River. Beach Esplanade...

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Dog exercise area Kewarra Beach

Dog exercise area Kewarra Beach

KEWARRA BEACH: The area of beach commencing 100 metres south of the stinger net and continuing to the rocks at Taylors Point. Beach Esplanade...

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Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

CLIFTON BEACH: The southern end of Clifton Beach between the southern end of Arlington Esplanade and the creek dividing Kewarra Beach. Beach Esplanade...

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Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns Tropical Zoo

This award winning attraction is a great wildlife experience in the Cairns' region. Nowhere else in tropical Australia will you find the diversity of wildlife that is available at this wonderful oasis, situated just 20 minutes from the CBD. Since 1980, the Zoo has been delighting visitors of all ages from Australia and around the world....

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Dog exercise area Manunda

Dog exercise area Manunda

MANUNDA: Parkland situated in Card Avenue, Manunda between houses in Card Avenue and behind houses in Barlow Street Lot 49 on RP724968 17 Kiernan Street, Manunda...

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Dog exercise area Bramston Beach

Dog exercise area Bramston Beach

BRAMSTON BEACH: The area of beach commencing 100 metres south of the stinger net and extending to the southern end of the beach...

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Barron Gorge Waterfalls

Barron Gorge Waterfalls

There is nothing quite like Barron falls in the wet season! This 260m waterfall is where the Barron river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain....

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Dog exercise area Caravonica

Dog exercise area Caravonica

CARAVONICA: Portion of parkland off Impey Street, Caravonica, being the raised section at the northern end. Lot 199 on RP743155 70 Impey Street, Caravonica...

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Dog exercise area Gordonvale

Dog exercise area Gordonvale

GORDONVALE: Part of parkland at the end of Klarwein Close, Gordonvale being on the Western side of the Klarwein Street entrance and behind houses in Highleigh Road and bounded by the drain at the rear...

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Dog exercise area Buchans Point

Dog exercise area Buchans Point

BUCHANS POINT: From the rocks at the southern end of the beach for a distance of 100m to the north. Beach Esplanade...

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The Boulders Swimming Holes

The Boulders Swimming Holes

The Boulders (approx 1 hour south of Cairns City) A dramatic mix of huge granite boulders, clear rushing water and plenty of good lookouts makes this creek a must see during the wet. Fortunately there is a large and deep swimming area next to the car park to stop the temptation of venturing near slippery rocks and fast water....

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Dog exercise area Manunda

Dog exercise area Manunda

MANUNDA: Lennon Street Park being the area between McCormack Street and drain. Lot 1 on RP889325 1-11 English Street, Manunda...

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Dog exercise area Edmonton

Dog exercise area Edmonton

EDMONTON: McKinnon Creek Detention Basin at Isabella Estate. Lot 985 on RP906385 Accatino Close, Edmonton Lot 500 on RP887878 Canecutter Road, Edmonton...

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Dog exercise area Bayview Heights

Dog exercise area Bayview Heights

BAYVIEW HEIGHTS: Part of Parkland at Forno Park, Bayview Heights, being at the western end near the Vista Street entrance to the park and behind houses in Vista Street, Fiesta Close and Flamenco lose...

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Dog exercise area Aeroglen

Dog exercise area Aeroglen

AEROGLEN: Portion of parkland along the western side of Aeroglen Drive...

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Stony Creek Falls Swimming Holes

Stony Creek Falls Swimming Holes

Stony Creek Falls (10-15 minutes from Cairns City Centre) This small creek tucked in amongst the suburb of Rainforest Estate provides a quick and easy escape from the hot steamy days of a Cairns summer. At the end of Stony Creek Road a gate signals the start of a path that takes you along the creek to an old weir....

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Paradise Palms Pelicans in Paradise

Paradise Palms Pelicans in Paradise

Pelicans in Paradise is a great place to bring the kids when you want a morning (or afternoon) of fun. It is comprised of a 25m lap pool on the Terrace, toddler's pool, adventure playground and 18-hole mini-golf course....

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Dog exercise area Mount Sheridan

Dog exercise area Mount Sheridan

MT SHERIDAN: Part of the drainage reserve off Idalia Road being the southwestern end of the park bounded by the creek and houses in Balmoral Close. Lot 994 on RP857676 L994 Idalia Road, Mt Sheridan...

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Zoo To You HQ

Zoo To You HQ

An up close wildlife experience, right in the heart of Cairns....

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Dog exercise area Bayview Heights

Dog exercise area Bayview Heights

BAYVIEW HEIGHTS: Corner of Anderson Road and Fairview Streets...

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Crystal Cascades Swimming Holes

Crystal Cascades Swimming Holes

Crystal Cascades (15-20 minutes from Cairns City Centre) Perhaps the best known and most frequented freshwater creek near Cairns City. Crystal Cascades sits at the end of Freshwater Valley and provides an oasis of green rainforest, sparkling clear water and plenty of deep pools for swimming....

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Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

CLIFTON BEACH: Part of parkland in Eddy Street, Clifton Beach between Eddy Street and the rear of houses in Escape Close for a distance of 50 metres from houses in Eddy Street and east towards Saxon Street...

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South cairns Gymnastics Holiday Program

South cairns Gymnastics Holiday Program

South cairns Gymnastics Holiday Program to keep the Cairns Kids Active in the Holidays. There are heaps of Gym lessons from 9:30 in the morning till 6pm....

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Holloways Beach Markets

Holloways Beach Markets

Holloways Beach markets are like a step back in time to the local markets I remember as a child. They are held on the foreshore on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 8am-1pm....

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Mossman Gorge Swimming Holes

Mossman Gorge Swimming Holes

Mossman Gorge (approx 1 1/2 hours from Cairns City) For a taste of the Daintree without having to go too far north try Mossman Gorge. Situated just out of the township of Mossman this area offers excellent swimming opportunities, picnic facilities and a selection of short walks through World Heritage Rainforest....

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Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

CLIFTON BEACH: Evergreen Reserve Lot 216 on NR7040 L216 Captain Cook Hwy, Clifton Beach Lot 192 on NR6794 1-3 Evergreen Road, Clifton Beach...

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Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach

Palm cove is one of the most popular beaches in the Cairns areas. With picturesque Double Island in the distance, the jetty to the north, the palms lining the beach and the surrounding rainforest - you will love the truly tropical feel of this beach....

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Dog exercise area Bramston Beach

Dog exercise area Bramston Beach

BRAMSTON BEACH: The area of beach commencing at the northern end of the caravan park and extending northward. Beach Esplanade...

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Dog exercise area Earlville

Dog exercise area Earlville

EARLVILLE: Part of Lions Park at Henley Street, Earlville from the dividing posts on the western side to the toilet block, west to the dividing posts at the tennis club end. Lot 1 on RP 731489 534 Mulgrave Road, Earlville...

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Dog exercise area Cairns North

Dog exercise area Cairns North

NORTH CAIRNS: Parkland at the northern end of the Esplanade, North Cairns between Smith and Rutherford Streets, and bounded by Lake Street and the Esplanade on the western side...

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Dog exercise area Brinsmead

Dog exercise area Brinsmead

BRINSMEAD: Section 3 of Goomboora Park, Shale Street, Brinsmead, being the section at the northern end of the park...

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Cairns Bouldering Park

Cairns Bouldering Park

For those kids who love climbing there is a bouldering park on the esplanade. It is challenging enough to let your kids have a good hour of fun without the danger of falling from too high. If they are anything like my kids, they will probably also start climbing the beautiful tree just next to the park....

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Tanks Markets

Tanks Markets

The tanks market day is on the last Sunday of the month from April to November. (except for the August market day, this is held on Fathers day in September and is a larger event part of the Cairns Festival called Carnival on Collins)...

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Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach

A short drive north of Cairns and you come to Holloways Beach - an excellent beach for swimming, sand play, walking and playing....

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Kewarra Beach Resort Pizza Night

Kewarra Beach Resort Pizza Night

During the dry season Kewarra Beach Resort create delicious wood-fired pizzas down on the beach....

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Dog exercise area Mount Sheridan

Dog exercise area Mount Sheridan

MT SHERIDAN: Trafalgar Detention Basin at Trafalgar Drive. Lot 999 on 817962 9-35 Trafalgar Road, Mt Sheridan...

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Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

Dog exercise area Clifton Beach

CLIFTON BEACH: The area of beach from the northern end of Upolu Esplanade north towards Palm Cove and finishing 200 metres south of Veivers Road, Palm Cove. Beach Esplanade...

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Dog exercise area Babinda

Dog exercise area Babinda

BABINDA: Part of Carl Mellick Park at the western end of Harwood Drive, Babinda...

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Dog exercise area Holloways Beach

Dog exercise area Holloways Beach

HOLLOWAYS BEACH: Beach at the northern end of Holloways Beach fronting Casuarina Street and north of Luke Street. Beach Esplanade...

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Dog exercise area Edmonton

Dog exercise area Edmonton

EDMONTON: Part of Carne Park, Trojan Street, Edmonton being on the eastern side of the Trojan Street entrance to the edge of the creek bed. Lot 1 on RP728640 Ragner Street, Edmonton...

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Table Tennis Cairns

Table Tennis Cairns

Come and join us for social play, practice, regular fixtures and coaching. There’s no need to book, just choose a time that suits you from the session times page and come along ready to play....

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The Pirate Ship

The Pirate Ship

The Fun Ship playground is one of the most well known meeting places for mums and dads in the Cairns area. Locally referred to as the "pirate ship", this playground has ample space and lots to do for kids of all ages....

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Airport Mangrove Boardwalk

Airport Mangrove Boardwalk

Two easy walks over boardwalk though the mangroves just near the airport. Perfect activity for biding your time waiting to pick up people from the airport - or anytime you want to learn more about the mangroves surrounding Cairns....

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Dog exercise area Holloways Beach

Dog exercise area Holloways Beach

HOLLOWAYS BEACH: The southern end of Holloways Beach between Tamarind Street and Cassia Street. Beach Esplanade...

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Goldsborough Valley Swimming Holes

Goldsborough Valley Swimming Holes

Goldsborough Valley (30-45 minutes from Cairns City) Goldsborough Valley acts as a catchment area for the Mulgrave River as it tumbles off the side of Queensland's highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere. Goldsborough Valley State Forest Park is a pleasant camping and picnic site that offers plenty of opportunities to dip in the Mulgrave River and explo......

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Josephine Falls Swimming Holes

Josephine Falls Swimming Holes

Josephine Falls (approx 1 1/2 hours from Cairns City) Experience a scenic walk through dense rainforest that takes you to the foot of a waterfall. Dominating the view is Mt Bartle Frere, Queensland's highest mountain....

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Dog exercise area Mooroobool

Dog exercise area Mooroobool

MOOROOBOOL: (Irene Street Flood Plain B) – North of Langan Street, east of Irene Street, west of Carnation Drive and south of Marigold Close. Lot 742 on NR6506 2 Carnation Drive, Mooroobool...

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Dog exercise area Ellis Beach

Dog exercise area Ellis Beach

ELLIS BEACH: From rocks at the southern end of the beach for a distance of 120 metres to the North. Beach Esplanade...

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Muddy

Muddy's

A popular meeting spot for young families, "Muddy's" is a modern, fun, safe playground and parkland....

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