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Yarrabah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Fitzroy Island National Park


This island national park, located close to the mainland, is rugged with diverse landscapes featuring granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches. The island and its surrounding waters form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Fitzroy Island, named by Lieutenant James Cook, has an interesting history as a quarantine station for the Palmer River Goldfields in the late 1800s, and later as part of an Aboriginal mission growing fruit and vegetables.

Explore the rainforested Secret Garden track (one kilometre return) or walk to Nudey Beach (1.2 kilometres return) to relax in the shade, swim and snorkel. Tackle the 3.6 kilometre return Lighthouse track to the lighthouse, which offers spectacular views of the ocean and, in winter, migrating humpback whales. Look for birds such as rose-crowned fruit-doves and metallic starlings and large goannas. Challenge yourself on the 3.6 kilometre return boulder-strewn Summit track which climbs through woodland to the island's summit (269 metres) where slabs of granite and windswept casuarina trees frame magnificent views over the island, surrounding reefs and mainland.




29 kilometres south-east of Cairns
Fitzroy Island, QLD, 4870

Located 13.6K from Yarrabah

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome


The Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, It consists of 65 elements of crossings and ziplines.

Mid-ZOOM - At an easier level of difficulty, suitable for beginners and/or young people. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.

Hi-ZOOM - At a greater level of difficulty, consisting of more complex crossings and ziplines for the more adventurous, featuring three ziplines - one of which you dangle over Goliath the croc!
Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.

Power Jump - This enthralling component is a freefall adventure, where you jump off a 13 metre high tower to make a rapid descent, with a fan device ensuring a gentle and smooth landing. Must be over 120 centimetres tall, over 20 kilograms and less then 120 kilograms.

Dome-Climb - Walk along internal walkways with a birds-eye view of inside the Dome, and then an external platform with spectacular views of the city and surrounding land and seascapes. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.




35-41 Wharf Street,
Reef Hotel Casino
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 16.5K from Yarrabah

Reef Hotel Casino, The


The Reef Hotel Casino is Cairns' premier entertainment centre. This uniquely designed building features Australia's finest boutique casino, an extensive range of restaurants and bars, cabaret show and night club, and a luxurious five-star hotel. The hotel has an extensive range of conference and events facilities, catering for groups of eight to 800.

The Reef Hotel Casino is the only venue in Cairns offering table games including Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Sic-Bo, Texas Hold em Poker and more plus there are over 500 state of the art electronic gaming machines. Club Prive, the private gaming room, features higher stake-gaming in exclusive surroundings.

Tamarind is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Indulge in the fusion of Asian and Western cuisine at Tamarind - the multi-award winning signature restaurant of the complex. Open every night from 6.00 p.m. Reservations are essential. Vertigo Cocktail Bar and Lounge is open daily from 4.00 p.m. until late and offers a wide variety of great free live entertainment and all your favourite drinks and cocktails in ultramodern surroundings. Flinders Bar and Grill (on the Ground Floor of the Casino) offers all day dining at excellent value with all meals priced at AUD12 or less.




35-41 Wharf Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 16.5K from Yarrabah

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 17.0K from Yarrabah

Reef Teach


Reef Teach is a Marine Education Centre in Cairns, Queensland Australia. Reef Teach showcases the Great Barrier Reef though a multimedia slide show presentation by a qualified Marine Biologist. The Reef Teach show runs from Tuesday to Saturday evenings. Private shows are also available. The show is an incredibly entertaining and inspirational evening where you can discover more about the Marine Life and how it all functions. You will learn all about the corals and fish species and how to identify them, draw your attention to the smaller things on the reef such as Nudibranchs, the importance of cleaning stations and some conservation issues facing the reef.

There are many different specimens to look at and touch as well as a wide variety of marine books. This presentation is a fun interactive way to learn more about the Reef and it will enhance your reef trip experience as you will have a much better idea of what you will be seeing and most likely see things that you may have ordinarily missed. Reef Teach's motto is "with learning comes appreciation".




85 Lake Street,
Second floor Mainstreet Arcade
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 17.0K from Yarrabah

Yarrabah: Events

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 16.5K from Yarrabah

UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival


UMI Arts' annual event is a free, community celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, primarily from the Far North Queensland region.

Starting in the afternoon and going through until the evening, visitors can enjoy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancing, music, storytelling and performance by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the Far North Queensland region.

There will also be an array of Indigenous art and craft market stalls where visitors can meet, talk to and learn about each item, from the Indigenous cultural practitioner or craftsperson who has made each piece.

Celebrate the talent and diversity of the Indigenous people from Far North Queensland at UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival.

This is a free, family-friendly event with all welcome! This event is 100 per cent drug and alcohol free.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Jul


Fogarty Park
Cairns North, QLD, 4820

Located 16.8K from Yarrabah

Cairns Ukulele Festival


Cairns is the place to be for ukulele lovers and music lovers alike the last weekend of August. The Cairns Ukulele Festival is a multi-day festival that brings people from all over the globe and from all walks of life and ages together to enjoy and make music in the tropics. There are concerts, workshops, tours, all featuring the ukulele and the tropical lifestyle associated with the instrument. The festival comprises free and ticketed events with a world-class international line-up. Musical styles range from pop to rock to folk to jazz and blues - yes, all played on the ukulele. Always original, refreshing and eclectic, and known for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere, the Cairns Ukulele Festival is not to be missed!


Event Dates
2016
      25th Aug
      26th Aug
      27th Aug
      28th Aug


Fogarty Park,
The Esplanade
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 16.8K from Yarrabah

Crocodile Trophy


The Crocodile Trophy. Australia's and the world's most iconic MTB Stage race since 1994.

The Crocodile Trophy (UCI S1) is the oldest Mountain Bike (MTB) stage race in the world and has its home in the heart of one of the most beautiful holiday destinations on earth: Tropical North Queensland in Australia.

The race stages offer the biggest variety of mountain bike trails - eight days from the jungle in Cairns to the Atherton Tableland with bush singletracks into the unique Australian Outback. Finish on the breath-takingly beautiful Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas.

Ride with cyclists from all over the world - you can camp on cattle stations and in the historic mining villages and even a coffee plantation or there are hotel and motel accommodation packages to choose from! The event is fully catered and supported by race mechanics and medical staff.

Visit the event web site for more details.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct
      24th Oct
      25th Oct
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      28th Oct
      29th Oct


The Esplanade,
12 Satellite Street
Cairns, QLD, 4780

Located 16.8K from Yarrabah

Yarrabah: Travel Tips

Cairns and Tropical North Visitor Information Centre


The Cairns and Tropical North Visitor Information Centre is located on 51 The Esplanade in Cairns.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Cairns and Tropical North Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.




51 The Esplanade
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 16.9K from Yarrabah

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