Sport & leisure


Cairns Regional Council offers a range of sporting facilities and opportunities for residents and visitors. And our Go Clubs initiative provides valuable resources, advice and collaboration. More


From borrowing books at the library to swimming at the beach or strolling the Esplanade, there are plenty of leisure options in Cairns. More

Cycling and Walking

Council encourages people to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and provides free fitness and wellbeing classes, cycling and walking tracks. More

Go Clubs (for sports clubs)

Information and resources to assist sporting clubs in the Cairns Regional Council area. More

Sugarworld Parklands, Edmonton's botanic reserve, is a great place to relax with the family.
Find a park

With hundreds of parks and reserves across the Cairns region, there are many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Use our parks finder to find a park near you, or search by facility to find a park that meets your needs. More

Planning, projects & strategies

Sport and recreation planning, projects & strategies. 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

Barlow Park multi-sports facility

Types of activities conducted at Barlow Park include, athletics, rugby league/union matches, soccer matches and school carnivals. More

Large number of people doing an Active Living class at Fogarty Park
Active Living program

Council provides free exercise and wellbeing classes on the Cairns Esplanade. Visit the Esplanade website for more information. More

Last updated: 24 August 2016