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Cairns Night Markets

The Cairns Night Markets are located on the Esplanade (and Abbot St) between Florence and Aplin Sts and provide a colourful array of food and items for sale from 5pm - 11pm. Here you can see lots of Australiana items next to some locally made goods, not to mention the very cheap massages. (A note for parents - If you do choose to have a massage - they can be very good but if they start putting heat patches on you know that they will cost more - you get what you pay for!)

There are about 180 separate shops and a 200 seat food court with about 13 food outlets serving all sorts of different food, from Asian wok stir fry to Italian Pizza. The food here is OK but there are better choices further up the Esplanade.

This is a place worth bringing kids to for a short time to experience the excitement of being out and about at night surrounded by people from all walks of life. It is primarily a tourist spot, and teenagers seem to love it. Very good people watching here!


Where: 71-75 The Esplanade (view map)

When: 5pm-11pm nightly

Price: free

Website: (visit website)

Author: SK

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