Getting around Cairns
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The city of Cairns is flat, easy to get around the city. Approximately 11 minutes via car from the domestic and international airports.
We call the Cairns Entertainment Precinct. This 4 street block from along Florence Street from Sheridan Street to the Esplanade. Features the Performing Arts, the Aquarium, RSL, Martin Munro Park and the Jute Theatre.
The next section is Aplin to Shield Street, where most car hire companies are the city library and all kinds of groovy eateries.
From Shield Street to Spence Street, there are lots more retail shops, including Tommy Bahama and the Green Shop, not to be missed.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can enter Rusty’s markets from Grafton and Sheridan Streets. This block also includes the lagoon, which is free for everyone to use located on the Esplanade.
At the very eastern end of Spence Street is where all the reef boats depart from.
Number 1 Spence Street, Cairns is the Reef fleet terminal where you check-in for Great Adventures, Green Island and Ocean Spirit.
The final block is the one that runs from Spence to Wharf Street, where you will find the Reef Casino, Tamarind Restaurant, Trinity Wharf and Hemingway Brewery.
The Cairns Convention Centre is also included in this block. This site is popular with the conference and events markets. It also is where the Cairns Taipans play during the basketball season.
One Street back from Sheridan Street is McLeod Street, where you will find Cairns Central Shopping Centre and the Train Station.