City Terraces is Caring
We want you to have a wonderful time here and know that many of the best things in Cairns are free.
Everyday 9 am – 5 pm, 7 pm on Fridays.
Follow a drop of water from the rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef and experience all the life along the way.
World famous for its distinctively Australian stained glass windows.
The most wonderful playground in the world for the young and young at heart.
An incredible collection of tropical plants, 2 great cafes, lakes and a butterfly house.
A children’s playground with a difference, the Nature Play space encourages children to interact with nature; to explore and learn about their surroundings.
Council has created a Zhanjiang Friendship Garden at Freshwater Lakes in the Cairns Botanic Garden precinct, to celebrate the Sister Cities relationship between Cairns and the Chinese city of Zhanjiang.
400 m from us.
“The best fresh-produce market I’ve ever seen” - City Terraces Guest
Monday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.
A hands-on history of those who contributed to Cairns’ development and a trip down memory lane for many.
Everyday 4:30 – 11 pm.
A colourful, lively place every night of the year with massages, souvenirs, food, and clothing for sale.
Free swimming with no risk of crocs! 6 a.m – 9 pm, closed Wed. morning for cleaning
Free workouts , shady lawns, a boardwalk, skate park, historical info, drinking water etc.