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Cairns Cup

  • Posted on July 25, 2017
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When: Saturday 5 August & Saturday 12 August, 2017 Where: Cannon Park Racecourse, Cairns It’s that time of year again to dress up in your finery and get along the the Cairns Cup! This year this iconic event is being held over two Saturdays with Ladies Day Saturday 5th August and Cup Day on Saturday 12th August. It really is one of Cairn’s headline events on the social calendar with an exciting carnival atmosphere of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and fun times with friends. Get ready for a big day out and purchase a ticket to one of the great…

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Proximity to Cairns Airport

  • Posted on July 20, 2017
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North Cove Waterfront Suites are conveniently located at the northern end of the Cairns Esplanade and only 5 minutes away from the Cairns Airport. Once you disembark from you flight it’s as easy as getting on Airport Avenue and taking the 3.6 kilometre drive into Cairns CBD. Cairns Airport is an international airport with great amenities like shopping, heaps of eateries, lounges and ample parking. There are plenty of transport options for your transfer into Cairns, including taxis, shuttle buses, public buses, limousines and of course private car rentals. With such a close proximity to the airport and rarely any…

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Tamarind Restaurant

  • Posted on July 19, 2017
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Tamarind 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870 Inside the Cairns Reef Hotel Casino This week Thursday was the first date night we’ve had since the birth of our beautiful little girl, Charlize.  My mother graciously volunteered to babysit her for us while we ventured out for some fine dining at Tamarind. Tamarind is hidden away in a quiet corner of the Cairns Reef Hotel Casino and does not disappoint.  Our first trip to Tamarind was for Mother’s Day, where Charlize occupied her usual seat in the pram.  That night we enjoyed the 7-course degustation and were introduced to a…

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Cairns Botanic Gardens

  • Posted on July 18, 2017
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Stroll into the lushness of a tropical garden paradise during your stay in Cairns at the Cairns Botanic Gardens located in Collins Avenue, Edge Hill. The gardens are divided into five sections: The Flecker Gardens Gondwana Heritage Garden Watkins Munro Martin Conservatory Freshwater and Saltwater Lakes Zhanjiang Friendship Gardens It’s easy to wile away half a day at the Cairns Botanic Gardens exploring the many paths winding through abundant tropical plantings. There are several walking tracks of varying distances that take you through lush rainforest, Eucalypt forest and grasslands. For those visitors who want a little more information about what they are seeing…

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Waterbar and Grill

  • Posted on July 13, 2017
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Waterbar and Grill Pier Shopping Centre, Pier Point Rd, Cairns City, 4870 So if you’re wandering around town looking and you come across the Waterbar and Grill, unless you’ve made a reservation, chances are you’re going to have to wait. This place is quite the ‘popular’ when it comes to good food in Cairns. As the name suggest, the Waterbar and Grill serves up some truly excellent food. Kate tried one of their steaks while I had opted for the rib and chicken combo.  We never tend to sway too far from these choices at Waterbar as they never disappoint,…

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Cairns Show

  • Posted on July 13, 2017
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When:  19 – 21 July, 2017 Where: Cairns Showgrounds There will be all the fun of the fair at this year’s Cairns Show, happening this year from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July. Checkout these fantastic fun-filled attractions: The Hot Ten Sideshow Alley with all your favourite rides and stalls Showbag Warehouse where you can purchase your showbags. Animals on show –  including cattle, dogs, goats, birds and guinea pigs. The main arena will provide plenty of free entertainment with Equestrian events, Woodchopping, Musical Extravaganzas, Showtime FMX, Pole Climbing and the grand finale Fireworks Spectacular. Several bars will be located…

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Cairns Festival

  • Posted on June 30, 2017
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When: 25 August to 3 September, 2017 Where: Multiple Venues, Cairns The streets of Cairns are going to come alive with ten days of partying at the Cairns Festival! The 56th annual Cairns Festival will feature a range of free and ticketed events across the city and into the suburbs. The festival kicks off with the Grand Parade with this year’s theme, ‘Shine’ inspiring some eye-catching decorations on the parade floats. Alongside the old favourites, there will be Carnival on Collins, Sunday on the ‘Nard’ and the introduction of ‘The Making Place’, a dedicated free performance and workshop space showcasing…

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Coffee Works | Tour

  • Posted on March 30, 2017
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MAREEBA COFFEE WORKS | TOUR On a lazy Saturday afternoon, my parents, Minh and I decided we’d take a little road trip up the Kuranda Range to Coffee Works.  Located just 1 hour from Cairns, Coffee Works is located in Mareeba and is a well-run establishment, with a museum featuring the largest display of tea and coffee memorabilia in the world. We were greeted by very friendly staff who promptly attended to us, introduced us to the coffee, chocolate and liquor tasting stations and escorted us through to the museum.  The museum is set out brilliantly.  Split over two stories,…

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Tenderhooks @ Yorkeys Knob Boating Club

  • Posted on March 30, 2017
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Tenderhooks @ Yorkeys Knob Boating Club The fridge was looking a little bare this weekend, so we decided to head out to Yorkeys Knob to check out the restaurant at the Yorkeys Knob Boating Club, Tenderhooks for a light lunch. Tenderhooks specialises in steaks and seafood and has been in operation for around 9 months. It has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere with a bit of fine dining finesse.  Yachts moored at the marina make for very pleasant views while enjoying the cool air conditioning inside, or natural breezes while dining alfresco.           Friends of ours that…

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The Courtyard | Cairns

  • Posted on January 31, 2017
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The Courtyard | Cairns The Courtyard is a new establishment in Cairns which is decked out to give you a relaxed garden feel.  A large venue offering an American style menu and even having some late night snacks available. We’ve been here a few times for dinner and the staff are always so welcoming and a delight to interact with.  The food comes out quickly and is consistent in quality. The Courtyard offers the unique experience of lending out board games to entertain you while you wine and dine in their venue, making for a fun-filled and competitive afternoon or…

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