If you find yourself in Cairns, in the lush Tropical North of Australia, you’re probably already rapt by the climate and the stunning surroundings. You might also be wondering about how this place evolved from a sleepy frontier town to the cosmopolitan regional city it is today.
Dig beneath the shiny surface of modern day Cairns with this self-guided tour of 20 heritage sites around the city, including images, spoken-word stories and fascinating information on historical sites and influential people, dating back to 1896.
Sites include the old dance halls, the ‘Golden Block’, the Indigenous Hospital Camp, Floating Sea Baths, Lover’s Bower, Russian Guns, Chinatown, the Lit Sung Goong Temple, the Red Light District, Rusty's Market, Barbary Coast and the Marlin Marina among others.
Category views and the keyword search function enable you to access the tour anyway you wish, while the interactive map allows you to navigate your way around town. Use this guide to before, during or after your visit to Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.