Where to live

Near to Hospital (apartments): Cairns City, Cairns North, Parramatta Park, Edge Hill.

Family friendly: Edge Hill, Whitfield, Freshwater, Redlynch, Stratford, Trinity Beach, Brinsmead.


Bang and Grind
Petit Café
Ten One Twenty
Mama Coco
Sushi Paradise
Wharf One
Le Crouton


Ganbaranba Noodle Collosseum
Kanpai Japanese Cuisine
Tha Fish
Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse
Green Ant Cantina
Pho Viet Vietnamese Noodle Bar
La Pizza
Bellocale Italian


Muddy’s Playground (and Café)
The Esplanade
Fig Tree Playground (near the Cruise Liner Terminal and Wharf One Café)

Things to do

Wander the Esplanade – spot the pelicans and wild cockatoos, take in the free entertainment or paddle in the lagoon
Botanic gardens and tanks art centre
Rusty’s Market (Fri, Sat and Sun) for tropical fruits and fresh veges
Cairns Tropical Zoo (interactive and informative). Closing 31 March 2016.

Where to visit

Northern beaches: Pack a picnic or visit one of many cafes for lunch. Swim within the stinger nets from November to May.
Fitzroy Island: Book return ferry in advance and spend the day or weekend. Visit the turtle rehabilitation centre, snorkel, and explore the island.
Port Douglas: Day trip or weekend – Visit the markets and enjoy the beaches.
Kuranda: Full or half day trip – take the short walk to Barron Falls after the rain and visit the butterfly sanctuary.
Bingle Bay/Mission Beach: Day trip – Visit the beaches and enjoy lunch at Bingle Bay Café.
Josephine Falls: Day trip – Beautiful and ease to access swimming hole.