Cairns

As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture.

Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina.

Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue.

After dark choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant, party on a dance floor, discover treasures at the markets or watch a local cultural show.

Choose from a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotels, luxurious resorts, waterfront apartments, family-friendly motels and fun backpacker hostels.

The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure.

Travel from the city's Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands.

Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.

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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$8 - 18
14 October 2017 – 4 February 2018
‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images' is the first substantial Australian exhibition of works by the German artist, widely recognised as one the world's greatest living painter. With over 90 works spanning five decades of Richter's practice, it will include some of the most compelling and enigmatic pictures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and reveal the unparalleled influence of the artist on contemporary art.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

Emily Brown and the Thing

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$35 - 35
12 – 17 December 2017
One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely can’t get to sleep without it. Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return they find that the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk or his tickly cough medicine.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
12 – 17 December 2017
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

Knockoff

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 15 December 2017
Down tools, gather your friends, knock off and start your weekend with a good laugh at Brisbane Powerhouse. Fridays just got funny at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’ve been a fan of their comedy on Sundays they encourage you to knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh and a cold beer.

Resin Art Workshop Brisbane

East Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$200 - 200
Monthly from 16 December 2017
Ever wanted to make your own masterpiece in resin and weren't sure where to start? They'll guide you through the process in this hands-on Resin Art Workshop that is perfect for beginners. You'll design and create a 30 centimetre by 40 centimetre canvas.

Jan Powers Markets Brisbane Powerhouse

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 16 December 2017
Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods.

Ultimate Christmas Party Cruises

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$145 - 145
16 December 2017
Many dates available in December! Impress your guests this holiday season with a unique function experience on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Ultimate Christmas Party Cruise in Brisbane. Your colleagues and friends will enjoy a sensational buffet dinner and unlimited selected beer, wine and soft drink package whilst taking in the sights of Brisbane from the river.

Eagle Farm Markets

Ascot, Brisbane Area
From AU$2 - 2
Weekly from 17 December 2017
Start your morning with a fresh coffee, taste the delicious treats, enjoy the live entertainment and pick up your fresh produce to take home at the Eagle Farm Markets. The Eagle Farm Markets have everything, from your essential fruit and vegetables, to gourmet delights.
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