The history of Cairns is a story of a colourful and unique blending of cultures.


To discover more, take a tour through the new Cairns Museum where you will find cool artefacts, historical documents, photographic records and unique displays that tell stories of early pioneers, hard at work slashing cane, building railways, slogging through rainforests cutting timber and establishing townships.

There’s also a lot about local celebrations, cyclones and the challenges of living in the tropics.

Further expanding your local knowledge, make use of self-guided Heritage drives and trails including the Anzac Trail, the Cairns CBD Heritage Walk, the Cairns Esplanade Heritage Walk, and the Cairns Southern Trail.

Or let the experts guide you with some of the best tours that combine history with iconic attractions and destinations.,-trails-and-walks