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Cairns Kids Activities - Keeping our Kids Inspired & Active

For younger kidlets, these activities usually will ensure a great naptime afterwards, perhaps even in the car on the way home!


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cairns Early Years Centre and Kindergarten

Cairns Early Years Centre and Kindergarten

Play Time Playgroup: facilitated in conjunction with the Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) this playgroup provides support and early intervention for families of young children with a disability or suspected disability. Siblings are welcome. Ages 0-4 years....

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Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia's largest and most reputable multi-sport and exercise program for preschoolers (aged 2.5-6 years). We have been operating since 2004 and currently run classes at more than 100 locations nationally. ...

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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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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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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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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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Coral Kids Playgroup

Coral Kids Playgroup

Little Diggers Community Centre Inc "Coral Kids Playgroup" aims to provide children aged 2 - 5 years the opportunity to meet other children in a play based developmental environment and for parents/carers to establish support networks....

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Gecko

Gecko's Indoor Play Centre

Geckos is the perfect place to bring the kids on one of those days where it is just too rainy or hot to do anything. Air conditioned and fully indoors, you are protected from the weather extremes Cairns can sometimes bring....

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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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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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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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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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