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Travellers to Cairns give high marks for the coral reefs, lush rainforest and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its welcoming and walkable setting. Top sights in the city include Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens.
Cultural venues in the city include Cairns Performing Arts Centre, The Cultural Place and Cairns Regional Gallery. Attractions like Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Aquarium are fun for kids of all ages. Notable city landmarks like St Monica's Cathedral and Tjapukai Cultural Park might be worth a visit.
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Other favourite sights in Cairns include Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Top places to see around the area include Great Barrier Reef, 20.6 mi/33.2 km from the city centre, and Tinaroo Dam, which is 22.7 mi (36.6 km) away.
With so many choices for transport, exploring all of Cairns is easy. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Cairns Station, Freshwater Station or Redlynch Station. You can learn about options for water transport at the marina.