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Twenty minutes south of Cairns, the Bruce Highway town of Edmonton lies in cane country between the Davies Creek and Grey Peaks National Parks.

Although a traditional north Queensland sugar town, the character of Edmonton is changing as developers encroach deeper into the canefields to carve out new housing estates. Edmonton is already taking on the shape of a dormitory suburb of Cairns and some believe it will only be a matter of time before it will be absorbed by the northern tourist capital's increasing suburban sprawl.

Edmonton lies just east of vast tracts of protected rainforest in the Davis Creek and Barron Gorge national parks.

The town"s prime attraction is Sugarworld Waterslides, a family-oriented park which offfers giant slides, a wading pool for toddlers and picnic facilities laid out beneath magnificent shade trees. You can also dine in the park"s licensed restaurant.

Edmonton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

DFO Cairns


The DFO is Australia's leading destination for big brands, big bargains and big savings. At DFO Cairns, you will find over 100 leading brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Guess, Fila, Quiksilver, Skechers and Royal Doulton; all up to 70 per cent off original retail prices.

Come along and enjoy this shopping experience.




274 Mulgrave Road
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 9.3K from Edmonton

Kuranda Scenic Railway


The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest.

The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland who lost their lives while working on the railway.

Gold Class offers passengers a touch of luxury. Club-style seating, appetisers, refreshments and an exclusive gift pack combine to create an unforgettable experience. Discover the warm ambience of the historical decor in Gold Class, with cedar interior, individual lounge seating and historical photographs.

Kuranda Scenic Railway is also proud to partner with the attractions of Kuranda to form unique day tours such as the Classic Experience tour combining the railway with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Rainforestation features in their Rainforest Experience tour, Tjapukai in their Dreamtime Experience tour and Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Butterfly Sanctuary in their Wildlife Experience tour.






Bunda Street,
Cairns Railway Station
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 10.6K from Edmonton

99 Grafton Street Cairns


Ninety-nine Grafton Street is one of the last remaining structures directly associated with the former Cairns Chinatown. Curiously it is currently occupied by a Greek caf?, indicating the multicultural nature of Queensland society.

One of the early landholders here was Andrew Leon owner of the Hap Wah sugar plantation which he sold in 1886, (purchasing land in Cairns). The Chinese precinct had humble beginnings and was not an homogenous community. It included residents from different cultural districts in China. Chinatown included boarding houses, gaming houses, opium dens and merchant stores. Andrew Leon built four shops on this property in 1892, leasing to merchants Lee Yan Kee.

Lee Yan brought his wife from China in 1895 and in 1896 Mrs Lee Yan gave birth to a son. He was the first Chinese Australian child born in Cairns. At the same time, the Lit Sung Goong Temple was built adjacent to number 99. This shop at 99 Grafton Street had numerous owners including cane farmer Frank Lee Chin, and intermittently operated as a brothel from 1903 until 1932. Chinese shopkeepers and female tenants remained there until the end of World War Two. The adjacent temple was demolished in 1964.




99 Grafton Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 11.1K from Edmonton

Edmonton: Events

Cairns Amateurs


The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns.

What began as a small meeting in 1959, designed to bring city and country together, has expanded over the years to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. Operated by the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club Inc., their event has become widely, and affectionately, known as "The Cairns Amateurs".

58 years on, the Cairns Amateurs is complemented by a host of social activities, some formal and some very informal including a number of Members-only and corporate functions as well as events and areas for the general public on both race days.

The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep
      10th Sep
      11th Sep


585 Mulgrave Road,
Mulgrave Road,
Woree
Woree, QLD, 4868

Located 7.9K from Edmonton

Toyota AFL Premiership Match: Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast SUNS


AFL comes alive in Cairns! Come and catch all the live AFL action when the Western Bulldogs take on the Gold Coast SUNS.

It only happens once a year! So bring your family, get your mates together and see your favourite players up close.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Jul


344 Mulgrave Road,
Cansdale Street
Westcourt, QLD, 4870

Located 9.4K from Edmonton

South Sydney Rabbitohs versus North Queensland Cowboys


The South Sydney Rabbitohs will return to Cairns for the fourth consecutive year this July to take on the North Queensland Cowboys.

With a variety of ticket options available to all footy fans, Barlow Park is setting the stage for one of the most exciting clashes of the year.

Want to save time and money? Pre purchase your tickets to secure the best seats in the house!


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Jul


Scott St & Severin St,
Level 4
Parramatta Park, QLD, 4870

Located 10.3K from Edmonton

Cairns Talk PopCon


Cairns Talk Pop Culture Convention (PopCon), is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, console gaming, fantasy, and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct


Corner Severin Street and Mulgrave Road
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 10.7K from Edmonton

Tropical Mardi Gras


Tropical Mardi Gras is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus (LGBT+) festival to celebrate the diverse and beautiful people and places of the Cairns region.

Once a year, Cairns Pride invites visitors from around Australia and the world to join them for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland.

From dance parties to dive expeditions, from fashion shows to rainforest excursions, culminating in Fair Day at Tanks Arts Centre, Tropical Mardi Gras offers something for everyone in the rainbow family.

Tropical Mardi Gras promotes enjoyment, discovery, exchange and harmony, and asks LGBT+ folk from around the globe to share their pride and show their love in an idyllic festive holiday environment.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      3rd Oct
      4th Oct
      5th Oct
      6th Oct
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


290 Draper Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 10.9K from Edmonton

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair


From where ever you are, come and join Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2016, and immerse yourself in a CIAF experience of your own.

The CIAF 2015 cultural festivities welcomed more visitors than ever before - 50,000 people attended across all venues - enjoying the diversity of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture and taking the chance to attend and buy the latest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art from across Queensland, at the very first CIAF Art Market. The now famous CIAF daily program offers dance and music performances, artist and industry talks, art workshops and film screenings. Cairns cultural venues offer a variety of art form events and gallery exhibitions, creating a celebratory feeling citywide.


Event Dates
2016
      14th Jul
      15th Jul
      16th Jul
      17th Jul


Wharf Street,
Corner of Lake Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 11.0K from Edmonton

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride


The Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is Queensland's Premier multi-day cycling adventure. Having operated for 18 years, cyclists just keep coming back for either the Road or Dirt ride options.

Here is your chance to see what you are really made of. Road riders have the chance to tackle the 780 kilometres that divides Cape York from Cairns to Karumba while the Dirty Boys (mountain bike riders) take on the outback tracks, rivers and creeks as they explore some of the most wonderful and diverse landscapes imaginable.

This is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Go on, do something extraordinary; take on the challenge of the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride!



Event Dates
2016
      26th Jun
      27th Jun
      28th Jun
      29th Jun
      30th Jun
      1st Jul


26 - 62 Hoare Street
Manunda, QLD, 4870

Located 11.0K from Edmonton

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