Recently the Cairns Esplanade was redeveloped in to one of the biggest Cairns attractions. Turning the mud flats into a beautiful area great for singles, couples and families to enjoy. It now has a outdoor amphitheatre, large lagoon with sand, public barbeques and gazebos, picnic areas, children playground. The lagoon is open from 6am to 10pm and can hold over 1000 swimmers.
Completed in 2003 the Reef Fleet Terminal is used as the main terminal for Great Barrier Reef vessels, including reef vessels, dive charter vessels, sail charter vessels, cruise liners and river cruise vessels. It also contains office accommodation for operators and retail space for shops and eateries.
Nightly on the Esplanade, discover an incredible world of arts, craft and true blue Australian souvenirs. Open from 5pm every night you have 70 shops to browse through selling just about everything.
Afternoon tea at the Gardens with freshly baked scones and lashings of cream will linger in your memory.
The Cairns Convention Centre is an international standard meetings facility - for exhibitions, banquets and conventions up to 5000 delegates. It is innovative, flexible and functional and visually stunning - both inside and out. Voted 'one of the world's top ten international convention centres' by the North American Meeting Planners in the annual USA 'Beyond Borders Survey'.
The spectacular conservatory atrium presents international class entertainment nightly.
The arts and environment centre.
A leisure retail centre that features Undersea World, a reef aquarium and the Marlin Marina. The Pier is home to the weekend "Mud Markets".
Located on Sheridan Street is the place to buy local fruits and goodies.