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Free Things to Do in Cairns

By Brooke, Australia, February 2013

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Cairns benefits from being a quaint beach town that works as a hub for dozens of top Queensland attractions. From Cairns, one can easily take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation, the Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, Kuranda and Mission Beach. But, of course, getting to here and there takes a bit of that hard earned travel money, right?

Luckily Cairns is the type of place that is good for relaxing, lounging and having fun in the tropical sunshine while conserving cash for your next day trip adventure. The following list of free things to do in Cairns should keep you occupied.

Hang out at the Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade, located right on the waterfront, provides a lagoon safe for swimming year round, along with plenty of parkland, barbecues and people. Relaxing at the Esplanade and lagoon can be a full-day affair, and it’s also just a short walk from the town center.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Cairns Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Cairns.

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