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Whether you’re here for the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree, we’ll introduce you to the tropical oasis that is Cairns.

Settling into a new city is never easy. For foodies and fitness enthusiasts alike, we’ve researched the best place to dine, sweat it out and let your pooch go for a scamper off-leash. Whether you’re visiting Far North Queensland for the first time or relocating, we’ll help you find your way, unwind and uncover hidden gems.

Make sure you visit


The Esplanade, Cairns: On this main strip you’ll find an endless array of restaurants, markets, children’s playgrounds and the famous Cairns lagoon.

Reef Fleet Terminal: Located on the southern end of the Esplanade, this is the main port of call for boats departing for the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns off-leash dog beaches: Find your nearest dog beach here.

Dog Grooming

Poochies Parlour

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Address: 134 Aumuller Street, Cairns City, QLD 4870

After you’ve spent the day down at a popular Cairns off-leash dog beach, your four-legged friend is going to need a good wash and tidy. Poochies Parlour is a doggy daycare offering grooming and clipping, shampooing and hair drying, intense moisture therapy treatments and much more.

The facilities at Poochies Parlour include:

  • Four indoor air-conditioned rooms
  • Cushions and televisions
  • An outdoor water play park!

Let your dog experience a day of absolute fun! Call one of the friendly Cairns dog groomers at Poochies Parlour today.

Where to Eat

Dundee’s Restaurant On The Waterfront

First-class dining on the Cairns waterfront, Dundee's Restaurant On The Waterfront — Cairns
First-class dining on the Cairns waterfront, Dundee’s Restaurant On The Waterfront — Cairns

— TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2013) winner

Address: Shop 3 Harbour Lights, Marlin Parade, Cairns QLD 4870

Dining at Dundee’s is much more than a meal — it’s an experience. Serving mouthwatering steaks, seafood and pastas, you’ll enjoy fine dining overlooking the Cairns waterfront. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Dundee’s resident chef has been serving authentic Australian dishes for more than 20 years.

Dundee’s Restaurant On The Waterfront is the perfect place for:

  • A romantic dinner held in a private dining room
  • Corporate functions or birthday celebrations
  • Breathtaking wedding receptions

View their delectable menu on LocalSearch and make a reservation today.

Getting Fit in Cairns

Sportsworld Fitness Centre

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— The largest health and fitness centre in Cairns

Address: 268 Gatton St, Westcourt QLD 4870

Sportsworld is a modern, spacious and well-equipped fitness centre catering to men and women throughout Cairns. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Sportsworld boasts no lock-in contracts! With classes such as yoga, pilates, boxing, boot camp and circuit training, you’ll be sure to find a health or fitness program to suit your needs.

Choose Sportsworld Fitness Centre in Cairns for:

  • Modern gym, fitness centre & 25-metre lap pool
  • Experienced personal trainers, massage therapist & physiotherapist
  • Child-minding facilities & café

Find out more about the facilities at Sportworld Fitness Centre on LocalSearch.

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