Cairns History Walking Tour

1 hr, 30 min

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Cairns Museum, City Pl Shields St School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Discuss the historic meeting place for traditional owners and colonial settlers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cairns Art Gallery, Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Discuss the Shields Street traditional aboriginal shields street art by Paul Bong as well as the gold...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cairns Museum, City Pl Shields St School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Discuss the historic meeting place for traditional owners and colonial settlers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cairns Art Gallery, Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Discuss the Shields Street traditional aboriginal shields street art by Paul Bong as well as the gold rush and establishment of the colony. The history of the Public Curators building, now the Cairns Regional Gallery, is explored.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, 52 - 54 The Esplanade Opposite Mantra Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

The history of the reef and rainforest as World Heritage Sites is discussed. The history of early settlers, including pirates, is discussed.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cairns Tourist Information Centre, 103 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

The history of early government in Cairns is discussed in front of Mulgrave Shire building, the original local government headquarters for the colony.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St., Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

The war memorial next to the Casino is visited and the role of the wars in Cairns life, especially World War 2, is explored.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Chambers Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, 21 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

From this position, the historic Bolands Centre as the first department store in Cairns is discussed. The Adelaide Steamship Company and the Central Hotel are also discussed from this vantage point.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Crystal Ball Bookstore, 91 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

The Chinatown exhibit infront of the bookstore is visited to discuss the important role of the Chinese in Cairns history and the history of Grafton Street as the heart of Chinatown.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hides Hotel Cairns, 87 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Return to location of start of tour in front of Cairns Museum. Discuss the role of the School of Arts in the founding colony. Discuss the history of Hides hotel and the role of historic hotels in early colony life. Discuss the Trocadero Dance Hall across the road from Hides and role in World War 2 life for soldiers.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Departure Point
Cairns Museum, Cairns School of Arts building, Cnr Lake and Shields St, 93/105 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
4:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.