Cairns and Central Coast Visitor Information Centres

Gateway Discovery Centre - Tourism Tropical North Queensland

The Gateway Discovery Centre is situated opposite the sound shell on the southern end of the Esplanade, Cairns. Run mostly by volunteers and supported by Tourism Tropical North Queensland, this centre offers the visitor a regional perspective on places to see and things do in the tropical north Queensland.  Open:  8.30 am to 6.30 pm, 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. 
51 The Esplanade, Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: (61) 7 4051 3588,  Email: info@tropicalaustralia.com.au
 


Cairns Wildlife Dome

Imagine discovering the secrets, sights and sounds of rainforest wildlife – right in the heart of Cairns! The Cairns Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit enclosed by a 20 metre high glass dome on top of the Reef Hotel Casino. It is a taste of the amazing Wet Tropics Rainforest.  You’ll be immersed in a replicated rainforest environment whilst birds such as parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets, doves and rosellas fly freely around you. Get up close to cute rainforest wallabies as they roam freely through their enclosure. Observe curlews, frogmouths and kookaburras along with other animals such as frogs, turtles, pythons, freshwater crocodiles, lizards and adorable bettongs.  For further information  (07) 4031 7250, entry fee applies

 

Lake Morris - Copperlode Dam

Nestled 430m above the green backdrop of Cairns is Lake Morris, a beautiful pit stop after a 20km scenic drive that winds its way up the range from Cairns. Along the way enjoy sweeping views back over the city.  Take the time to indulge in a bit of birdwatching or check out the display about the unique weather of this cool part of the wet tropics.
 

 

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Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

Wet Tropics Indigenous ranger network creates new connections

Indigenous rangers have led a series of workshops in far north Queensland aimed at creating stronger ties between Rainforest Aboriginal peoples c... READ MORE

Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

Corridor opens new avenues for Wet Tropics wildlife

A vigorous tree planting session held in March is set to create a critical ecological corridor for Wet Tropics wildlife, linking the tropical coa... READ MORE

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

Research grants fund further study into Wet Tropics

The plight of some of Australia's rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world's oldest rainforest.... READ MORE