Cairns cultural tours cover everything from the region’s ancient Aboriginal history, including stories and legends, to contemporary arts and crafts. Did you know that as the last ‘large’ regional city in far northern Australia, Cairns provides a gateway to two indigenous peoples and cultures? The Australian Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders. The Aboriginals are one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world and have lived in Australia for over 40,000 years. The Torres Strait Islander people are from the Torres Straits, which are some of Queensland’s most far northern islands, sitting between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Both Indigenous peoples have amazing knowledge of this land, traditional food and medicine sources. This can be shared and experienced at a number of local tourist attractions and guided tours.
Cairns is also a vibrant hub for artists, creating unique works that are inspired by the vibrant, tropical surroundings. There are a number of public art pieces on display around the city, including the most famous, the fish in the Esplanade Lagoon pool, created by Torres Strait Islander artist Brian Robinson. Local art galleries showcase an eclectic range of traditional and contemporary artworks.
Tropical Class Tours offer personalized guided tours for small groups, with transport in private vehicles. Our guides speak English and are fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). The cultural tours, attractions and experiences available in Cairns include, but are not limited to, theme parks, art galleries, public art trails, guided rainforest walks and interpretative centres.