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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 0.9K from Westcourt

McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Cairns


The port of Cairns, was established for the Hodgkinson gold fields in 1876. A five acre cemetery was gazetted on McLeod Street the following year in 1877 as earlier burials had taken place along the Esplanade near the hospital reserve.

Management of the cemetery was initially sporadic, however in 1885 trustees apply for funding to properly manage the site. The cosmopolitan nature of early Cairns is reflected in the range of nationalities, including English, Irish, Scottish, Japanese, Javanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Bulgarian and Swedish. The cemetery is divided into sections for the use of Christian denominations, plus an area for non-Christian burials of Chinese, Malays, Javanese, and Aborigines. References to these burials, all unmarked, may be found in interpretation material in the cemetery rotunda.

Burials reflect the history of Cairns, representative of professional, business, clerical, political and mercantile interests. Included are; the first mayor of Cairns, Richard Ash Kingsford (grandfather of aviator Charles Kingsford Smith); Cairns' much admired medical pioneer, Dr Edward Koch; men who died during construction of the Cairns to Herberton Railway; and a beche-de-mere fisherman who had worked here prior to the establishment of Cairns.




127-145 McLeod Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 1.6K from Westcourt

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 1.7K from Westcourt

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 2.0K from Westcourt

Westcourt: Events

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!



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26 - 62 Hoare Street
Manunda, QLD, 4870

Located 0.9K from Westcourt

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.


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2016
      15th Oct


Corner Severin Street and Mulgrave Road
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 0.9K from Westcourt

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.


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2016
      16th Jul


344 Mulgrave Road,
Cansdale Street
Westcourt, QLD, 4870

Located 1.1K from Westcourt

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.


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290 Draper Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 1.2K from Westcourt

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 1.2K from Westcourt

Inkfest


Inkfest is a multi-event festival of arts in the print media held tropical Cairns. The biennial event is organised by Inkmasters Cairns Inc a not-for-profit arts organisation established in 2011. Inkmasters aims to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and promote Cairns as a centre of prinkmaking excellence.

The festival culminates in selected prints from regional, national and international artists being displayed in the Inkmasters Print Exhibition at the Tanks Arts Centre. Other activities attached to Inkfest include artists-in-residence, artist talks, workshops, The BIG Print Event and a number of community engagement events. Inkfest 2016 will be the third festival held by Inkmasters and will prove to be the biggest and best to date.


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124 Grafton Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 2.0K from Westcourt

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