The Cultured Foodie
Cairns Food Itinerary
A lot of your holidays involve discovering the best Cairns food on offer - bakeries, the best restaurants, and finding exciting new foods to try!
Food is at the heart of many cultures, and it makes up an important part of your holiday experience.
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How To Use This Itinerary
Remember to bookmark this page so you can refer back to it at any time. As you move through the itinerary, use these top tips to help you get the best Cairns experience out of your time in Cairns and Far North Queensland
Choose The Best Day
Top Tips For An Unforgettable Holiday
- Choose the best weather day (least wind) for your 'Reef Day'
- Try to group 'self-drive' days together if you are hiring a car.
- Consider the length of tours and how your energy levels are going to feel after each day. Will you need a break?
Avoid Disappointment and Book Ahead
There's nothing worse than missing out! Many tours, car rentals and restaurants book out quickly, especially during busy times in Cairns. Don't leave it to chance, book in advance!
We have included links throughout this guide to provide you with our top recommendations.
Travelling with Children?
It Doesn't Need To Be Hard!
As a mum, I get that the way we travel is often different when we are travelling with children. Because of this, I've added a section below each 'day' on the itinerary with my top recommendations when travelling with children under 12 years old. Keep an eye out for the logo above for 'Family Friendly' tips
Considering hiring a car during your stay in Cairns?... Save Money and Don't Miss Out! Since COVID, there has been a shortage of hire cars in the region. Many visitors have missed out or paid much higher rates as a result of not planning ahead. To secure a car at the best price, I recommend searching through Drive Now (use the search boxes below). You'll find prices and availability for a wide range of providers including Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, East Coast Car Rentals and more, all in one place.
Top Tip For Families:
The guided tour above not suitable for children under 18 years old. As an alternative, hire a car (my recommendation is below), and grab a copy of the self-drive guide - Atherton Tablelands Foodie Favourites!
While there are some destinations that are included in the tour that you are not able to visit as part of a self-drive, below is a guide to the best foodie hot-spots that you can visit at your own pace.
Top Tip For Families: This tour is suitable for children, and is an activity that they truly love! Pricing is adjusted for the kids!
The Cairns Aquarium is very new, and was meticulously designed to explore the aquatic and reptilian wildlife throughout the region. It's a huge favourite with the kids and it's bound to keep then engaged and learning, before enjoying dinner.
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Hey there! I'm Kate!
I moved to Cairns, Far North Queensland in 2014 for a sea change, leaving my medical profession as a pharmacist behind, in favour of celebrating this beautiful region full time while working in the tourism industry.
It was a pivotal point in my life, and has lead me to many opportunities and experiences that I am endlessly grateful for.
This blog, and the resources I put together are created to help others discover the same beauty I found in this region and to create lasting memories for you too!