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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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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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Corpse Flower

  • Posted on January 22, 2016
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Corpse Flower | Cairns Event When: 8 January 2016 Where: Cairns Botanical Garden A Corpse Flower at the Cairns Botanical Garden recently went into full bloom causing excitement for locals and tourists alike.  We ducked down at lunch time to have a look and this rare and monstrous flower. The Corpse Flower emits quite a strong and foul odour, but its size and beauty still make it one of the world’s rarest attractions.  The corpse flower is one of the largest flowers in the world but it is only in bloom for a few days. It may take seven to…

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Chinese New Year 2015 | Cairns

  • Posted on January 22, 2015
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Chinese New Year 2015 | 16th Feb – 28th Feb Year of the Goat Cairns, Australia The Goat is the eighth sign the in 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the goat are believed to be gentle, mild-mannered, sympathetic and brimming with a strong sense of kind-heartedness and justice. Last year the Chinese New Year had approx. 20,000 guests including local and international and 2015 expecting a similar outcome this year being the year of the goat. Last year the year of the horse having music, markets, zodiac animals. This year Chinese New Year…

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Sir David Attenborough visits Cairns, Queensland.

  • Posted on November 7, 2014
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Sir David Attenborough visits Cairns, Queensland Sir David Attenborough recently visited Cairns to film an upcoming nature documentary. Although his visit was somewhat quick, the regular visitor to the Far North Queensland region is welcomed with open arms. Sir David openly compares our backyard as up there with the Amazon rainforest – “Two places I never want to contemplate not visiting again”. He pays tribute to our Great Barrier Reef and describes it as “surely the world’s most incredible environment”. I’d like to take the opportunity to pay respect to what would have to be the most recognizable voice known…

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