What to do in Cairns

Let’s dive into the sweet life, The Village Cairns perfectly situated for an unforgettable adventure. From coastal vibes, tantalizing food experiences to exhilarating activities, Cairns has something for everyone.


  • Dundee’s Waterfront Dining: Treat yourself to Aussie delicacies like crocodile bangers and kangaroo with stunning waterfront views.
  • The Courtyard: Enjoy Taco Tuesdays with half-price deals and an American diner atmosphere.
  • The Prawn Star: Indulge in freshly fished seafood aboard a boat for a luxurious dining experience.
  • Night Market: Discover a plethora of food options, from Thai to Indian, with late-night discounts perfect for budget travelers.
  • Vitalia’s Street Food: Grab a slice of the best pizza in town, ideal for a quick and tasty meal.


  • Crave: Your go-to spot for coffee near the Village Hostel, with friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere.
  • Cruze Coffee: For coffee lovers, indulge in locally roasted beans and a wide range of choices.
  • Muddy’s: Enjoy breakfast with a sea breeze and waterfront views, complete with a playground for families.
  • Black Bird: A hidden gem for coffee lovers, with a delightful selection of baked goods.
  • Annee’s Caphê Sua Da: Savor the best Vietnamese iced coffee in town, always in high demand.


  • Chezest: Savor freshly baked goods in a homey atmosphere reminiscent of English brick architecture.


  • Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf: Experience a vibrant local setting with a diverse beer menu and stunning views.


  • Dirty Laundry – The Party Pit: Kick off your night with a Sausage Sizzle and free drinks before heading to this unique laundromat-turned-bar.
  • PJ O’Brians Irish Pub: Enjoy pub vibes with soulful tunes and fun karaoke nights.
  • Gilligans & Bar 94: Dive into Cairns’ bustling nightlife with a variety of bars offering everything from techno vibes to waterfront relaxation.
  • Pier Bar & Salt House: Chill out with good beer, live DJ sets, and special events that are sure to keep the party going.


  • Aboriginal Art Museum: Immerse yourself in beautiful art from talented local artists, free of charge.
  • Botanical Gardens & Cairns Art Gallery: Explore the rich history and contemporary art scene of Cairns.
  • Aquarium: Dive into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with interactive displays suitable for all ages.


  • Cairns Central & DFO: Shop till you drop with a wide range of stores offering everything from fashion to food.


  • Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest: Experience the iconic wonders of nature with snorkeling, diving, and indigenous cultural ceremonies.
  • Green Island & Fitzroy Island: Explore nearby islands for a perfect day trip with an hour-long ferry ride.
  • Kuranda Scenic Train & Palm Cove: Discover historic train rides and pristine beaches just a short bus ride away.
  • Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett & Wake Park: Get your adrenaline pumping with bungy jumping and watersports.
  • Genesis Gym & Cairns Lagoon: Stay active and cool off with budget-friendly options for fitness and relaxation.

With its prime location, the Village Hostel in Cairns serves as your perfect home base for exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!