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Redlynch Tenni Skate Park

Redlynch Tenni Skate Park

The skate park at Redlynch is well equipped, and well used by kids of all ages. Older kids will find it to be challenging and exciting enough to keep interested for some time, while youngster can enjoy it while it is not so busy....

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Hire a Bike Northern Beaches

Hire a Bike Northern Beaches

Hiring a bike is a great way to get out and about in Cairns - especially when the weather is fine and dry!...

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Red Arrow Walk Mt Whitfield

Red Arrow Walk Mt Whitfield

The Red Arrow Circuit is 1.3km long and takes approx one hour return. This can vary widely according to ability and kids. The Red Arrow is a bit of an institution for locals in Cairns. This walk is the perfect size for a morning or afternoon exercise session. It is a great walk to bring kids on to teach them about keeping fit, persevering and enjoy......

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Diving and Snorkeling

Diving and Snorkeling

Many people enjoy diving and snorkeling while in Cairns and surrounds. We do have instant access to the great barrier reef! It is good to know a few facts and tips about visiting the reef before you go....

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Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Located at the base of the Barron Gorge National Park just 20 mins drive North/west of the Cairns CBD Lake Placid is a large natural lake formed by the Barron River....

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Tobruk Memorial Pool

Tobruk Memorial Pool

The Tobruk Pool is located centrally in Cairns and boasts 3 pools that enjoy heavy use from the locals....

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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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Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach is the first beach south of Palm Cove and has a very similar feel, with palm trees and grassy areas next to the sand. There is a lovely shaded playground and BBQ area close to the stinger net. There is ample shade under the trees at the beach and on the grassy areas. The playground and beach can both get quite sunny, however, so be su......

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Daintree Discovery Centre

Daintree Discovery Centre

Introduce your family to an ancient pocket of rainforest at the Daintree Discovery Centre....

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Hire a Bike Cairns

Hire a Bike Cairns

Hiring a bike is a great way to get out and about in Cairns - especially when the weather is fine and dry!...

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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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Sugarworld Waterpark

Sugarworld Waterpark

Sugarworld is Cairns' very own waterpark with 3 'big' slides for the 'big kids' and a large area for kids to slide and enjoy the water play....

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Biking on the Esplanade

Biking on the Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade has a long track dedicated to bikes and other wheeled transport like scooters and roller skates. All tracks at the esplanade are shared, however, so you still need to be aware of walkers and runners....

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Jalarra Park

Jalarra Park

Jalarra park is a lovely park tucked away in Stratford. There is lots of room to run and some play equipment to climb and slide....

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Fishing at the Old Barron Bridge

Fishing at the Old Barron Bridge

Accessed via the service station at Stratford this is a popular spot and stretches a third of the way across the Barron River. This is a safe an easy place to fish with kids although there are no facilities close-by....

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Fishing At Palm Cove Jetty

Fishing At Palm Cove Jetty

An easy and safe place to enjoy some fishing with young ones is on the Jetty at Palm Cove. Parking is easy and close by, and you have some wonderful views to look at!...

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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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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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Blue Arrow Walk Mt Whitfield

Blue Arrow Walk Mt Whitfield

The Blue Arrow Circuit is 5.4km long and takes four to five hours return. It's a rugged bush track with steep climbs and should only be attempted by fit persons....

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School Holidays Esplanade

School Holidays Esplanade

The team at Cairns Esplanade are running a few activities for the school holidays again. Check the website for details about kid's zumba, kid's bouldering, active kids and the little lifesaver program....

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Machans Beach

Machans Beach

Machans Beach is the closest beach to Cairns city. Unfortunately the beach was prone to severe erosion many years ago and a large rock wall was erected to prevent the road and houses from falling into the ocean....

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Cairns Kart Hire Track

Cairns Kart Hire Track

Cairns Kart Hire Track is Cairns' very own outdoor motorsport centre where the adrenaline races through your body as you complete a minefield of hairpin turns, uphill climbs and cambered corners....

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Woree Swimming Pool

Woree Swimming Pool

Woree swimming pool is accessible for swimmers and spectators with a disability. The facility has a sheltered grandstand with seating for 800 with all staff trained lifeguards with First-Aid qualifications....

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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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Hire A Boat

Hire A Boat

Why not hire a boat for a few hours. No boat license needed. Spend some time fishing or looking for crocs on the inlet....

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Fishing at Figtree Park

Fishing at Figtree Park

An easy and safe place to enjoy some fishing with young ones is at the Figtree Park, near the Cruise Liner Terminal. Parking is easy and close by, there are toilets relatively close by and there are water taps, lights and BBQs close by. There are some boats to look at and if you are lucky you might also see one of the cruise liners passing by....

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Figtree Playground

Figtree Playground

The Figtree Playground is located just by the cruise liner terminal near the corner of Abbot st and Wharf st in Cairns city. This is one of Cairns' newest playgrounds and is proving to be quite popular with locals....

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Cairns Lasertag

Cairns Lasertag

Laser tag is an outdoors battle field simulation game. Run in Cairns independently by a local family - it is a fun way to spend some time outdoors running around in the bush....

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Babinda Paintball

Babinda Paintball

At Babinda Paintball you'll enjoy the paintball rush playing in a tropical rainforest location under the expert guidance of our highly trained staff on a course designed and built by seasoned military personal. ...

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Fishing At The Pier

Fishing At The Pier

An easy and safe place to enjoy some fishing with young ones is on the marina in Cairns. Parking is easy and closeby, there are toilets relatively closeby at the lagoon and in the pier shopping centre, and there is plenty of room to set up your spot....

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