the past two years, the Cairns
Esplanade has been subject to a massive redevelopment to make it more
tourist-friendly and attractive. Up until recently, the Cairns waterfront
has been dominated by 16 hectares of tidal mudflats completely unusable
for any beach activities. (It is, however, a home to thousands of small
marine creatures.) But an $11.5 million project, funded by the Queensland
State Government, has changed the foreshore into an idyllic play area.
When the new Cairns Esplanade project is finished, the area will feature
an outdoor amphitheatre, a large sandy swimming lagoon, grassy picnic
areas, walking tracks, public barbeques, children's playgrounds, shops
and restaurants, an environmental interpretation centre and a Great Barrier
Reef Cruise departure terminal.
Cairns Foreshore Promenade will span 600 metres along the waterfront (from
Aplin Street to Minnie Street). Themed areas covering the culture, history
and environment of the region will feature along the length of the project
to educate locals and visitors about Cairns. A 40-table café will
also be constructed as part of the $9 million Boardwalk Promenade section
of the Cairns Esplanade. Surrounding the café will be a giant children’s
Fogarty Park, located between the Pier Marketplace and Pacific Hotel,
now features an outdoor entertainment area and performance space. A pedestrian
pathway through the park will link to the new Reef Fleet Terminal.
The Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon project is the most exciting aspect
of the entire development. It is a free resource where locals and tourists
can safely swim in an artificial pool that was previously home to mud,
jellyfish and crabs.
lagoon precinct spans 4 hectares, and is capable of accommodating 1000
swimmers at a time. It is open for free public use between 6am and 10pm
daily. The area is totally alcohol and glass free, and dogs are prohibited.
The depth of the pool ranges from 80 cm (32 inches) to 1.6m (5 feet),
and disability access is provided at one end of the pool. There are seating
benches underwater which are lit from underneath.
Lifeguards patrol the lagoon area during the day and there is on-site
security at night. 2 lifeguards are on duty at all times the lagoon is
open - one patrolling around the surrounds of the lagoon and the other
keeping watch from the patrol tower.
Cairns Esplanade Accommodation
Esplanade - Mercure Harbourside Cairns
Offers spacious rooms and suites in the city centre of Cairns Australia.
Enjoy the buffet at Teshi's restaurant or the sweeping views from the
Blue Mango Cafe Wine Bar.
Esplanade - Tropical Queenslander Apartments
Situated 3 minutes walk from the Esplanade, within close proximity to
all Cairns City amenities; the Tropical Queenslander is ideal for single
or family accommodation. Rated at 3.5 stars, the hotel offers comfortable,
air-conditioned studio and family studio rooms and is a short walk from
the popular Diggers Restaurant.
- Waterfront Terraces
Luxury holiday apartments right on the Esplanade in Cairns. 5 star comfort
with fully air conditioned and self catering apartment rooms overlooking
the Great Barrier Reef.
Esplanade - Cairns International Hotel
Five-star luxury resort accommodation in the heart of Cairns. The esteemed
hotel is also home to Kingsfords Restaurant, Cafe Coco and Yamagen Japanese
Restaurant. An ideal conference and wedding venue.
Nearby Cairns Esplanade Accommodation
Cairns Apartments - Cairns
Cairns Apartments is a comprehensive guide to apartment accommodation,
condominiums and self-contained units in Cairns. Ten accommodation properties
have been chosen for their high quality location, services, facilities
and amenities, they are ideal for all travellers from family holiday makers
to business travellers. Simply choose your Cairns accommodation from the
list of apartments, then book securely online or call the toll-free hotline.
City Terraces Holiday Apartments
City Terraces are impressive one and two bedroom holiday and corporate
apartments. Beautifully furnished, City Terraces Holiday Apartments are
designed to offer you a want for nothing, tropical experience. Every apartment
has spacious lounge and dining areas opening onto a private balcony, separate
bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and both air conditioning and ceiling
fans. City Terraces are ideally situated for the corporate traveller,
quiet and located in the heart of the Central Business District. Fax and
photocopying service are available.
Royal Palm Villas Cairns Reef
Apartments & Motel
Royal Palm Villas offer 4-star accommodation conveniently located close
to Cairns Esplanade. The apartments are spacious and feature balconies
that are designed to suit the tropical Cairns climate. It is an ideal
place to enjoy a glass of wine as you wind down from a day of exciting
adventure in the tropical north. Despite being in the city centre and
being close by all city services, facilities and amenities, the complex
suffers from no aircraft or traffic noises.
Oasis Inn Cairns
Oasis Inn Cairns offers budget accommodation close to the city centre.
Do not be fooled by the term 'budget'. With full air conditioning, a large
inground swimming pool, barbeque areas, undercover car parking and a friendly
tour desk, Oasis Inn Cairns is a destination in itself. Rooms can be suited
to any configuration, absolutely ideal for any sized family or group,
from self-contained apartments to motel-style accommodation.
Cairns Reef Apartments &
Located south of Cairns conveniently distanced from the noise of city
airlines and traffic, yet still in close proximity to the City's main
attractions. Metro Inn Apartments offer 3.5 star motel style apartments,
providing affordable and flexible accommodation for families and executives
Cairns Reef 'n Rainforest
Bed & Breakfast
Nestled below the rainforest canopy trees in a unique secluded setting
on 2 acres of virgin rainforest, with a picturesque creek rippling through
the property. You will be truly living and sleeping in a rainforest of
great beauty and splendour. Be aroused from your nightly slumber by the
morning chorus of the rainforest birds, and start your day with breakfast
on our deck overlooking the forest watching Mother Nature stir her children
to work. The rainforest is yours to explore, sit on a rock beside the
stream and relax or read a book with the sound of water running underfoot
or be adventurous and take a dip in the fresh water swimming hole beside
Allawah Retreat Bed &
Breakfast - Ravenshoe
Allawah Retreat is a luxury bed and breakfast retreat on the Atherton
Tablelands, Australia. Located on 150 acres of Australian native bush
high on a ridge, it is designed for romantic getaways with a strong emphasis
on privacy, seclusion and pampering. The romantic self-contained lodge
accommodation has heated deck spas and a private plunge pool surrounded
by mountain walking tracks and panoramic views across the Atherton Tablelands.
Edge Rainforest Retreat - Malanda
Rivers Edge Rainforest Retreat is a tranquil, spacious and purpose designed
holiday home, hiding-out on three acres of lush tropical rainforest, bounded
by the beautiful Johnstone River, and just 5 minutes from the picturesque
Atherton Tablelands village of Malanda. The ingenious design makes this
retreat idyllic couple’s romantic retreat or two couples can share
the cost of a relaxing holiday together and yet have complete privacy.
Rare and unique wildlife can be viewed from you bed, spa or deck. A nature
Cairns Cruises & Tours
Jump the Beach Sky Diving Adventure
Mission Beach skydiving with Jump The Beach is an exhilarating, adrenalin
pumping, unforgettable adventure that leaves you feeling high three days
after your feet have returned to the ground! Expert instructors guide
you out of a plane for a tandem skydive, of pure ecstasy above one of
the most beautiful scenes in the world. From over 10,000 feet in the air,
you will have views of 14 kilometres of golden beaches, lush World Heritage
listed rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, famous Dunk Island and a plethora
of other tropical islands. No prior training is necessary. You will be
strapped to one of their experienced skydivers who will guide you safely
all the way from cloud-9 back to earth.
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit
Tropical Fruit Wine characterises the essence of living in Port Douglas,
Australia. The rich tones from mangoes, passionfruit, lychees and other
tropical fruits combine to create flavours bursting with sunshine. At
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, your hosts Tony and Trudie Woodall
will take you on a casual and relaxed wine tasting tour of their property.
Tony and Trudie are dedicated wine lovers who have been passionate about
rare tropical fruits and wine making in Port Douglas for over 10 years.
Currently on their shelves in the various styles of dry, medium,sweet
or fortified are fig, mango, carambola or star fruit, lychee, parsley,
passionfruit, grapefruit, rambutan, jakfruit, orange, purple star apple,
water cherry, jaboticaba, baku, black sapote ginger, mulberry and lime.
Fitzroy Island Dive &
Fitzroy Island Dive offer comprehensive and professional diving courses
for scuba divers of all skill levels. A dive course with Fitzroy Island
Dive is an attractive option for many rookie divers because you have the
convenience of being land-based instead of bobbing around on the ocean
on a boat all day. No hours wasted travelling to and from dive sites.
No awful early morning starts. No seasickness. No cramped conditions aboard
a rolling boat. No weather safety concerns while at sea. Just the ambience
of a beautiful tropical Coral Sea island.
Marcrista Luxury Yacht Charters
The tropical sea near Cairns is a sailor’s paradise. Calm turquoise
water teeming with fish and protected from large waves by the Great Barrier
Reef, provides alluring sailing conditions that are ranked among the best
in the world. Tropical Islands and coral cays emerge from the horizon
as the wind gently tugs the sails. You relax on the foredeck of your vessel
as it quietly nudges through the water. You know you have dreamt of doing
it, stop procrastinating, waiting on the perfect time, for it is now!
Wilderness Challenge facilitate day tours, accommodated safaris and camping
safaris across the Tropical Savannahs and Rainforests of northern Australia.
Fine tuned itineraries are purposefully customised from the client's preferences
to maximise guest's experience, relaxation and comfort. Dedicated, enthusiastic,
knowledgeable and professional interpretive Guides, ensure your journey
of discovery is not just a ride to an outback icon, but an emotional,
educational, safe and above all, fun holiday.
Vagabond is a 65' luxury world class cruising yacht fitted to ensure comfortable
diving and sailing. Catering for a maximum of 10 guests with a large aftdeck
for scuba divers to suit-up and organise their equipment. The forward
deck provides ample space, when it comes time to worship a bit of sun.
All cabins have hot showers and are double or twin bunk for privacy. Vagabond
is available for overnight charters plus 2 and 3 day reef sailing, snorkelling
and diving trips. Relaxing and informal small group charters are a specialty.
MV Billfish is undoubtedly the commodore of with the Cairns Game Fishing
fleet and has been reeling them in, on the Great Barrier Reef, for almost
20 years. Billfish Sports Fishing operates all year round, specialising
in Giant Black Marlin during the months of September through December.
Light Tackle Sports Fishing may be embraced year round and what a stable
of fighters, colossal species with a titanic will to evade capture, these
include the prehistoric pelagics, Sailfish, Juvenile Black Marlin, Blue
Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevalley (GTs), Barracuda,
Wahoo, Queenfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Tiger Shark, Mahi Mahi, Barramundi, Red
Emperor, Coral Trout and Cobia.
Cairns Car Rental
All Day Car Rental
The team at All Day Car Rentals Australia provides customers with an affordable,
friendly car rental service, anywhere in Australia. Book your small, medium
or large car, motorcycle or campervan with an easy online booking form.
Do not even try to beat their prices elsewhere, it can not be accomplished.
ABC Integra Car Rental
Provides the premier national car rental services Australia wide, with
offices in Brisbane (Queensland), Cairns (Queensland), Sydney (New South
Wales), Melbourne (Victoria) and Airlie Beach (Queensland). Whether you
are seeking auto car rental, campervan hire, 4wd hire, one way interstate
rentals, or truck rental anywhere in Australia; ABC Integra Car Rental
has just the right rental vehicle for you.
Cairns Event Organizers
Prime Conference Organisers
A dedicated team of professionals who are specialists in organising
the right Cairns or anywhere in Australia for that matter, conference
venue for your convention, event or function needs. Saves You Money: The
service that Prime provide is free of charge. Get a Prime Quote: Save
time, save money; time is money and money is scarce.
Cairns Premier Holiday Accommodation Developer
Blue Ribbon, award winning designs and landscapes have become synonymous
resort and residential lifestyle developments. From five star major resorts
to tranquil gated communities and single lot housing, innovative design
and visual amenity, characterise each project. Stateland's
development philosophy is simple yet effective: to permit for a landscaped
environment that maximises amenity and provides a rewarding experience,
every time, for the end users. This is achieved by recognising and enhancing
the ecological and environmental characteristics and underdeveloping the
site. At Stateland,
our vision, persistency, commitment and attention to detail are all hallmarks
of our overall operation.
Cairns Resort Weddings
Holiday resort weddings are far less complicated and costly, as well
as being more romantic, passionate and memorable. Hand-picked resorts
in Cairns, Queensland, Australia and overseas offer wedding packages to
suit every couples’ budget, hopes, dreams and wishes. Save the headaches
of trying to please everyone else, others than the bride and groom. Receive
more memoirs for your money, a more memorable wedding ceremony and a honeymoon
in a tropical utopia.
Australia Wide Accommodation
Specialises in providing luxury serviced apartments in the Melbourne city
area, CBD, Southgate, Southbank, the Kilda Road precinct and in Eastern
Metropolitan Melbourne suburbs of Mt Waverley, Oakleigh and Forest Hill
for executives and family travellers at moderate rates. Melbourne accommodation
provides resort-style facilities to make your stay as comfortable and
convenient as possible. The Melbourne apartments and units are fully equipped,
have self-contained kitchens, all linen and other living essentials are
provided. All City and Southbank apartments have full resort style facilities
including an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium and outdoor barbecue
entertainment area. Victoria’s unique geography makes it possible
to visit the coastline and laze on beaches in the morning, ski the alps
in the early afternoon, sample the finest Australian wines at dusk and
be entertained by a live show in the evening. Somewhere in your schedule
you will need to fit in a meal at one of Melbourne’s internationally
Southbank Apartments sets a new standard of excellence in the Melbourne
serviced apartments market. Luxurious accommodation, competitively priced
and close to the centre of Melbourne. Southbank Apartments offer premium
accommodation in Melbourne's best location. The serviced apartments are
literally just across the road from Southbank Promenade, the Yarra River,
the Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne CBD and the
heart and soul of Melbourne, Federation Square. Apartments have stunning
views across the Yarra River to the city or over Melbourne's famous Botanical
Gardens. No other apartments in Melbourne offer serviced accommodation
of this quality at such competitive rates. One, two, and three bedroom
apartments are available. All provide complete security in a quiet and
relaxed central Melbourne environment.