Facilities, sport & leisure

The Cairns region is famous for its tropical beaches
Beaches & foreshores

The Cairns region has some of the most beautiful coastline in Queensland. More

Cairns Botanic Gardens

The Cairns Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. The Gardens are open daily 7.30am to 5.30pm, and entry is free. More

Cairns Libraries

Council manages 8 public libraries, with branches at Babinda, Abbott St City, Earlville, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Manunda, Smithfield and Stratford. More

BBQ facilities
Camping grounds & caravan parks

Council owns popular camping and caravan / RV facilities at Palm Cove, Bramston Beach, Babinda, Cairns and Fitzroy Island. More

Tanks Arts Centre
Cultural Services

Our commitment to arts and cultural development includes Urban Spaces, Cairns Civic Theatre, grants for cultural development, Cairns Festival, Tanks Arts Centre and much more. More


Council manages seven cemeteries. These facilities provide venues for burials, and memorials for ashes. More

Commercial filming in the Cairns region
Filming & photography

The Cairns region is an ideal destination for commercial filming and photography. Producers, filmmakers and photographers love our stunning, diverse and accessible locations. More

Esplanade skatebowl
Sport & leisure

Cairns Regional Council provides a diverse range of sport and recreation opportunities for our residents and visitors. More

Book a public space

Public access areas available for special events Beaches and Foreshores, Bill Wakeham Park, Alley Park, Petersen Park, Johnson Park, Goomboora Park, Glenoma Park. More

Last updated: 27 May 2016