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Official Guide To Cairns

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Updated Tue 30 Apr 2024

Welcome to Cairns!

We are excited to welcome you to our Official Guide to Cairns! Cairns (pronounced “cans”) is located in Tropical Far North Queensland. Home to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree Rainforest, it’s a vibrant, tropical town with ample rainforests to explore, reefs to dive into and beaches to stroll down! 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by choice, rest assured because this local guide will answer all of your questions! Find everything you need to plan your next holiday in Cairns (with some local insights) with our handpicked unique creeks to swim in, picturesque beaches to photograph, and rainforest hikes with breathtaking views to enjoy. Whether you’re chasing a diving getaway, a magical rainforest adventure, a luxurious sailing escape, or a backpacker-friendly experience, Cairns really does have something for every kind of traveller.


Cairns Visitor Information

Cairns Bucket List Items

Hiking in Cairns

Eat, Drink & Play in Cairns

Free Activities in Cairns

Cairns Nightlife

Overview of people snorkelling in the great barrier reef

Cairns Visitor Information

Visitor Information Centre

For tour bookings and itinerary consultations all about what this tropical region can offer you, make a visit to our shop located just off the Cairns Esplanade on Shields Street, Cairns. Our friendly staff are ready to help you make your dream holiday in Cairns a reality and help you with all of the nitty-gritty parts of holiday planning!

The Travel Shop Shop, Cairns

Getting Here

Get to Cairns by car, train, boat or plane. Whichever method of transport you choose, here are a few routes we recommend. 


Cairns operates both international and domestic flights. Travel directly from Melbourne to Cairns in approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. With plenty of connections, shuttle buses and taxis available without prior booking.


The Greyhound and Premier coaches are the cheapest and most convenient way to travel around Australia.  


Queensland Rail trains operate from Brisbane to Cairns for a more scenic mode of transport. Not to mention, students save up to 40% off. 


There really is nothing quite like getting around Australia in the comfort of your own (or a hire) car. It is one of the more personal ways to begin your journey to Cairns. 

Getting To The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the gateway to one of the Wonders of the World; the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on your boat type and snorkel or scuba dive location, it only takes 35 minutes to 1.5 hours to reach this breathtaking ecosystem. Take off from The Reef Fleet Terminal located on the Marlin Marina in Cairns, or from Port Douglas.

Even if you don’t enjoy being in the water, you can experience a Reef tour from a glass bottom boat and from spacious sun decks. Or perhaps, check out the fringing reefs, just a short swim off Fitzroy or Green Island. Check out our range of day, overnight and dive courses that will have you gliding over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef in no time! 

For more information on selecting the best boat for you, chat with our experienced local staff!

Ocean Free boat with green island in the background

Getting Around Cairns 


Hire a Cairns scooter or bike for a fun way to cruise up and down the Esplanade.


Cairns’ local bus service, Sunbus, runs from Palm Cove to Gordonvale. The buses are cash only and we recommend checking the timetables before your trip.


Uber and Cairns Taxi are the most common modes of rideshare and are accessible through apps. Premium services include Blacklane and Ola, or for an all-women ride-share service, use Shebah


By foot, Cairns CBD has a myriad of restaurants and hotels located within walking distance of the Esplanade.

Hire Car/Motorcycle/Campervan

Cairns has some of the most spectacular drives in Far North Queensland. To explore at your own pace, rent a car or scooter. Or, why not combine accommodation with transport and hire a budget-friendly campervan?


Cairns has a tropical climate ideal for days at the beach or on a boat. The weather in Cairns is amazingly hot and humid during summer while remaining mild and dry during winter. The best time to travel to Cairns is September. Cairns never gets too cold, even during Winter the temperature rarely drops below 17 degrees celsius! 

lookout view of cairns and rainforest

Cairns Bucket List Items

Cairns is a unique destination to visit in Far North Queensland, an often underrated and unexplored city. A city nestled in a tropical climate, boasting unforgettable biodiversity, bustling markets and waterfront views. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the choice of things to do in and around Cairns? We’ve got a bucket-list just for you, so you can create wonderful memories in this unique destination.

The Great Barrier Reef

Top of the bucket list has got to be a visit to the Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef! As one of the seven wonders of the natural world and the largest living coral reef system in the world, there is a magical underwater world at your fingertips! Fun for all the family, the Great Barrier Reef is home to over 1,400 species of fish. A gob-smacking 10% of the world’s fish species inhabit the reef so bring your GoPro! There's so much to see here, and so many ways to experience it all. We recommend getting up close and personal to the beautiful coral reef and trying your hand at scuba diving on one of our diving adventures.

On the edge of a boat on the Great Barrier Reef

The Daintree Rainforest

Walking through the Dreamy Daintree Rainforest feels like stepping foot into Jurassic Park. It stands as the oldest surviving tropical rainforest and you’ll notice some of the creatures here look prehistoric! If you’re lucky you might catch sight of a Cassowary; the second largest bird in the world and an inhabitant of the rainforest. Where pristine sands meet luscious leafy rainforests, the Daintree Rainforest is located in Cape Tribulation, a significant UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Phone reception is limited so you can fully immerse yourself into nature and all its delight on this experience bound to activate your inner explorer. 

Daintree rainforest, Cape Tribulation aerial shot

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a slice of paradise, with spectacular walking trails, abundant marine life and Insta-worthy beaches. Located 45 minutes from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Fitzroy Island is easily reached by regular transfers on the air-conditioned Fitzroy Flyer, making it perfect for families, a visit with friends or a dreamy romantic island getaway.

Aerial shot of Nudey Beach, Fitzroy island, Cairns Guide

Go on a Crocodile Tour

Make time to go on a crocodile tour in Australia and only 40 minutes North of Cairns, in the Daintree rainforest. There is something for everyone with a passion for nature and wildlife. Hop aboard a custom-built 4WD and see beautiful wildlife up close including crocodile and birdlife spotting. Billy Tea Safaris is a family-owned and operated tour in the heart of the rainforest, delivering extensive knowledge of flora, fauna and aboriginal culture.

Crocodile bring fed at Hartleys Crocodile Cruise

Sky Dive over the Great Barrier Reef

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skydive over the world’s largest coral reef system. Sign up for this unforgettable and adrenaline-pumping rush of a lifetime. You’ll see some amazing sights as you climb toward the altitude needed for a 15,000ft tandem skydive with a 60-second freefall, landing on the stunning shores of white beaches. As one of the most daring and thrilling experiences you'll ever have, take off and enjoy every amazing minute!

skydive over great barrier reef

Cool off in a Creek

Do it like the locals and cool off in a crystal clear creek or under a wild freshwater waterfall! With abundant tranquil escapes and adventurous hikes, Tropical North Queensland has the perfect waterfall for you and is an absolute must-do when visiting. You can make a day of visiting three of the best waterfalls, Milla Milla, Zillie and Ellinja, all in one drive on the Atherton Tablelands waterfall circuit. 

Milla Milla Falls, Waterfall Circuit

Hop aboard Kuranda's scenic rail

Hop aboard Kuranda’s scenic rail, zoom through the rainforest and past the thunderous Barron Falls, where you’ll find the vibrant Kuranda Village. This scenic village has two bustling markets full of natural products and Australian handmade gifts for friends and family back home. See North Queensland's most iconic butterfly sanctuary teeming with these rare and wild creatures like never before! For an authentic experience, learn about the important Indigenous culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal experience, take a locally guided bush tucker walk through the rainforest and try your hand at throwing a boomerang.

2 girls in hats hopping aboard Kuranda Scenic Rail

Explore Cairns CBD

The city is located between the breathtaking coral reef and abundant rainforests, so there really is an infinite amount of marvels to explore. For more things to do, find hidden gems and idyllic scenery amongst some of nature’s tropical wonders as you discover the best things to see and do in the Cairns region

Road Signs in Cairns

Hiking in Cairns

Cairns is surrounded by rainforests, national parks and the Great Dividing Range, which have created numerous amounts of wondrous walking and hiking tracks for all levels of fitness. Here are a few of our favourites, varying in difficulty. Remember to check conditions before your hike to ensure you are well prepared. 

girl hiking to Windin Falls


Mt Whitfield Walking Track - 1.5 - 6kms (40min - 1 hour) 

Locally known as “The Arrows,” this mild to moderate hike is only 5 minutes drive from Cairns CBD. Mosey through the leafy rainforest and check out the Red Arrow which leads to an incredible view of the City. The Blue, Yellow and Green Arrows range in difficulty and cater to all avid hikers. .


Ivan Evans - 7 - 8kms (1-3 hours)

A pleasant track starting from the suburb of Bayview Heights, and only 15 minutes drive from Cairns CBD. The track is not too steep and a great way to get in some extra steps for your daily exercise. This track is very much about the journey and immersing yourself in nature; it doesn't have a specific view at the end but will have you breathing easy amongst beautiful wildlife and trees. 


Earl Hill - 3.5kms (1hr 16min)

A dog-friendly track with spectacular coastal views at the top, this easy yet rewarding hike is a great one for those not looking for anything too strenuous. Pack some insect repellent in summer and enjoy! A recent refurb of this track allows you to take an additional detour all the way down to Half Moon Bay, or begin your walk from the beach.


Fitzroy Island - Summit - 4kms, plus the lighthouse - 4.6kms (2.5hrs)

Hike with incredible views of the tropical Fitzroy Island and the Great Barrier Reef on the Fitzroy Island Summit. Seek out the tell-tale signs of World War II military occupation on your meander through the vines and find the secret garden walk for a smaller track intertwined between the flora and fauna. This alternative takes around 45 minutes to return. Keep an eye out for the bright green Triangle butterflies too! 


Windin Falls - 11.5km (3 hours) 

The most scenic waterfall to visit, you’re bound to be basking in the excitement of chasing waterfalls! A 90-minute hike to the waterfall is worth the walk, and you can take a few pictures for an insta-worthy post and cool down in the fast-flowing water once you reach the rushing cascades. This is a moderate hike and we advise families with younger kids/elderly relatives to check out the nearby waterfalls like Milla Milla instead.


White Rock Peak - 4.8km (1hr 50 min)

A moderately challenging route and popular amongst hikers and climbers, stroll through the Dindin National Park NS journey through the rainforest to the spectacular White Rock overlooking Cairns and south to the pyramid. The final section of this hike is a steep downhill descent to the best view of Cairns one can ask for. Seriously, it’s just magical!  


Glacier Rock - 6.8km (2hr 45min)

Made for the experienced hikers amongst us, Glacier Rock is not for the faint-hearted. It is a hilly, well-signed rainforest walk and captures unique sights of the Barron Gorge National Park. The walking trail networks in this region were formed by the Djabugandji Bama traditional owners, who developed trails that linked the coasts to the highlands, so embark on this journey and reflect on the rich, ever present history surrounding you. Check it out for a great hiking challenge and a magical way to get amongst nature.


Walsh's Pyramid - 6km Return (5-6 hours)

Keep a look out for a pyramid-shaped peak seen from Cairns CBD, and get excited for your adventure up to Walsh’s Pyramid. This is the most demanding hike of all the trails listed, but rest assured; hikers are rewarded with incredible views of the surrounding range and local landscape. This is a strenuous walk suitable for experienced hikers only. 

two men standing a top of Cairns Walshs Pyramid

Eat, Drink and Play in Cairns

Best Food in Cairns 

Cairns has a wide variety of restaurants to dine at, teeming with fresh seafood and locally picked fruit and vegetables from the Atherton Tablelands. Guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds, and with something for all budgets and taste buds, let your foodie holiday begin in Cairns!  

tucking into Seafood at a restaurant in Cairns

Breakfast & Brunch 


Blu Marlin Bistro 

Price range: $$

Options available: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free

Open: 7 Days from 6:00am - 2:00pm

You won’t miss Blu Marlin bistro next to the Reef Fleet Terminal at the Marlin Marina. Neighbouring the Reef Fleet Terminal, Blu Marlin is a great place to take your family and friends for a delicious sit-down breakfast or lunch. Featuring a spacious outdoor seating area that is wheelchair and dog friendly, it’s time to dig in!


Muddy’s Cafe 

Price range: $$ 

Options available: vegetarian, gluten-free

Open: 7 Days from 6:00am - 8:00pm

Keeping the whole family entertained at breakfast time can be exhausting. However, this cafe is located in the heart of Cairns' largest playground and waterpark and is the perfect setting for families. A regular local favourite, Muddy's Cafe, is the ultimate venue for a relaxed meal, fresh juice, or great coffee!


Lillipad Cafe

Price range: $$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: 7 Days from 7:00am - 3:00pm

The original Lillipad cafe on Grafton street is known for serving local charm alongside generously sized breakfasts, as well as its queues of hungry locals waiting along the street eager for a taste of breakfast. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

The Chambers

Price range: $$$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: 7 Days from 7:00am - 3:00pm

A light and vibrant atmosphere with the perfect location for a Sunday boozy brunch, The Chambers is a trendy cafe offering indoor and outdoor seating. The most Insta-worthy of the cafes listed, this spot was originally a 1920’s bank, with enormous arching windows that offer lots of natural light and a unique style.

NOA Eats

Price range: $$$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: 7 Days from 7:00am - 10:00pm

Just a 5-minute car ride from Cairns CBD you’ll find Edge Hill, a cute spot teeming with local cafes. Noa Eat’s served freshly pressed juice, smoothies and breakfast cocktails alongside their unique breakfast boards. An awesome place for breakfast followed by a peruse of the luscious botanical gardens.

Lunch & Dinner 


Dundee’s at the Waterfront

Price range: $$$

Options available: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free

Open: 7 Days 11:30am - 3:00pm, 5:00 - 9:45pm

Get ready for the best seafood on the waterfront fit for the whole family, especially after a day swimming with the fish of the Great Barrier Reef. For those not wanting fresh local seafood, Dundee’s also serves Australian-bred beef grilled to perfection, pasta, and unique Australian fare such as kangaroo, crocodile and house-made desserts. Try the Magnum Lava dessert… you can thank us later!


Yaya’s Hellenic kitchen and bar

Price range: $$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: 7 days 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Yaya is grandma in greek and we all know grandma makes the best food. For an authentic greek experience overlooking the Cairns Esplanade, find a small slice of Greece in and amongst the hustle and bustle that is the Cairns Esplanade!



Price range: $$$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: Thursday - Monday 4:00pm - 12:00am

Picture yourself sipping tasty and stunning cocktails whilst admiring spectacular panoramic views of Cairns… yes, please! An unforgettable Mediterranean dining experience that is simply perfect for an intimate date night or impressing friends. Indulge in a superb selection of wine, champagne and cocktails for a night of exquisite cuisine and beverages!

Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse

Price range: $$$ 

Options available: Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: Thursday - Monday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

For the top steakhouse on the waterfront, Waterbar and Grill have succulent meat and big flavours. This is our local recommendation for mouth-watering steaks and a hearty feed, so book a table and enjoy! With steaks, ribs and cheeseburgers on the kids' menu, there is something for the whole family. 

Prawn Star

Price range: $$

Open: 7 days 11am - 9pm

Love Prawns as much as us? You will love Prawn Star. With your choice of fresh prawns, oysters, sashimi, bugs or crayfish, hop aboard the Prawn Stars boat and fulfil your seafood dreams. A true FNQ experience located at the picturesque Marlin Marina, fill up on fresh seafood prepared perfectly! 


Price range: $$ - $$$

Options available: Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: 7 days 5:30am - 9:30pm

A well-loved authentic Indian with top service, Marinades boasts a fabulous range of colourful dishes made to your liking. With a menu filled with vegan and vegetarian dishes suitable for all your requirements, transport yourself with a taste of India in Cairns infusing fresh local seafood with exotic spices.

Piccolo Cucina

Price range: $$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm

A traditional Italian joint specialising in handmade pasta and hand-stretched pizza… yum! Using local quality producers and seasonal ingredients for a fresh Italian experience, quality meals infused with popping flavours are ensured.


Price range: $$

Open: 7 days 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Have you ever tried Korean BBQ? Well now's your chance to experience a fun and authentic Korean tradition. Get the whole family involved in cooking dinner on the bbq in the centre of the table! If you’re unsure, the friendly waitstaff can show you how to do it. Create a memorable dining experience at BBQ Boy!

Howlin Jays

Price range: $

Open: 7 days 11:00am - Late

Fried chicken, frozen cocktail and craft beer…. Count us in! This American-themed restaurant, where you order at the bar is a fun dining experience with tasty fried chicken. Located at the Pier, be sure to check out their secret menu, particularly the scrumptious Howlin’ Fries.

Tapas & Cocktails 



Price range: $$ 

Options available: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Open: Thursday - Sunday

Bring a friend, enjoy the view and have a drink and some late lunch at the quintessential Cairns Boatshed. For casual yet chic local dining and excellent drinks, head to this awesome spot for lovely vibes and local produce!


Oak and Vine

Price range: $$

Options available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: 7 day 6:30am - 10:00pm

Cairns’ newest rooftop restaurant and bar is an absolute treat! We advise heading out from 3 to 5 pm Monday to Thursday, for “Sippin on sunset,” which includes a charcuterie board and two cocktails for only $50. You can say that again! Sit back, relax and take in those last rays of sunshine over the Coral Sea for a decadent afternoon!


The Conservatory Bar

Price range: $$$

Open: 7 day 6:30am - 10:00pm

Are you a wine lover through and through? The Conservatory is an award-winning bar, located in the heart of Cairns. Feel at home as you enjoy a glass of wine, unwind on the comfiest couches and listen to the live music at this fabulous spot!


Price range: $$ Open: 7 days 4:00pm - 12:00am

There really is nothing more perfect in a tropical paradise than a Polynesian-inspired tiki bar! This intimate venue, boasting tropical prints and totally Instagrammable cocktails, will bring out all the good vibes. Take out your Hawaiian shirt and head to Flamingo's for a fun cocktail experience.

Miss Chief Bar and Eatery

Price range: $$ 

Options Available: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free

Open: Tuesday - Friday 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Take a seat on the tropical-style balcony whilst sipping your flavoursome cocktail for an arvo of magic! Offering contemporary cocktails and a flavour-filled share menu, this place is perfect for a small group or couple.


The Vine Room

Price range: $$ 

Open: Wednesday - Friday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Tuesday 12:00pm - 9:00pm

This urban shabby chic bar located in the Doubletree Hilton and overlooking the Cairns esplanade is Cairns’ best-kept secret! When it comes to cocktails, grazing boards and Cubano, this really is the perfect find. Not to mention, it’s Cairns’ only waterfront cellar door experience. 



Price range: $$ 

Open: 7 days 7:00am - 10:30am, Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 8:30pm

An amazing Asian fusion restaurant overlooking the Cairns Esplanade, Papercrane prides itself on using local and fresh produce, in their incredible Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese-inspired dishes. It is connected to the Riley Hotel giving relaxing holiday vibes and a fresh outdoor dining setting.


cocktail in cairns

Updated 12th September 2022 - opening hours, menus and prices are subject to change.

Free Activities in Cairns

With an array of free activities available, Cairns is the perfect place to fill your days with tropical adventures and local flavours. In between island escapes and reef adventures, there is plenty to do on a budget in this vibrant, beachy town. So, check out our top free things to do!

Cairns Lagoon

Enjoy the clear, cool waters right in the heart of Cairns. Located on the esplanade, right along the boardwalk, Cairns Lagoon is the best place to indulge in a stinger-free swim. Open from early morning until sunset with lifeguards posted for the public’s safety, the Lagoon is waiting for you to grab your mates, and take advantage of the BBQs for a day of (free) poolside relaxation!

Cairns Lagoon

Rustys Market

180 stalls of fresh local produce including; exotic fruit, vegetables, flowers, fresh bread and pastries to locally caught seafood. Open since 1975, Rusty’s really is an iconic attraction! This market showcases an abundance of knick-knacks for you to browse on the weekends. Open Friday - Saturday 5 am to 6 pm and Sunday 5 am to 3 pm, the earlier you arrive the better the selection of good’s to choose from. Rusty’s is an absolute must-do while you’re in Cairns for the weekend!

Rustys Market

Cairns Botanical Garden

Visit the best exhibit of tropical plants in Australia! 38 Hectares of tropical Oasis only 10 minutes' drive from Cairns CBD, it’s a nature lover’s dream! This impressive garden was created in 1886, making it well established and home to some of the rarest plants in the world. Lush rainforest vegetation gives way to large grassy lawns… the perfect place for the children to play and the adults to relax! Tall trees provide shaded areas to relax and watch the flitter and flutter of exotic butterflies and birds, so bring a picnic blanket and chill out amongst exquisite natural wonders!

Cairns Botanical Gardens

Crystal Cascades

Do it like the locals and head to the best freshwater creek to cool off during the humid Cairns summers. Crystal Cascades is a series of small waterfalls that collect in large pools around impressive granite boulders, surrounded by the gorgeous tropical rainforest. 18 minutes Drive from the Cairns CBD, including electric BBQs and tables, this natural spot is perfect for a picnic!

Crystal Cascades

Cairns Nightlife

Known for its varied nightlife and live music, Cairns is a great place to come and party! Dance the night away, indulge in the sweet sounds of live tunes and hang out with new and old friends in Cairns CBD.

Arvo Sessions 

Salt House

For impressive views surrounding the waterfront marina, within a tropical oasis. Head to Salt House for live music every weekend from 5pm! Sip into the sunset with the salt house signature cocktails

Hemingway's Brewery

Located on the Cairns Cruiseliner Terminal and a heritage-listed venue, this spot is great for beer, company and delicious food! Housing 7, 7000-litre fermentation tanks, you know your beer is good when it’s made on-site! Boasting large seating areas inside and out, come down for a chilled session.

The Pier Bar

An awesome terrace by the water, loved by tourists and locals alike for their happy hours and local live music. A visit to Pier Bar is always the start of a very good night out, so come on down and let the good times roll!

Summer House

On a budget? This backpacker hostel has ping-pong tables, a volleyball court, a swimming pool and an attractive happy hour deal, making it perfect for those money-conscious travellers! Offering $5 jugs of beer or cider from 3 pm, the Summer House is the place to mingle and make friends from all around the world.

Elixir Music Bar

Cairns is home to live music, featuring many iconic bands and artists. With a little gunky underground vibe, see a diverse variety of acts at Elixir! Elixir bar hosts comedy nights, fun bingo and slams poetry, so there really is something for everyone! Come and support original Cairns’ music and art at Elixir.

Nightlife in Cairns

After Midnight 


“Gillies”, is an award-winning adventure destination and Cairns' largest nightclub, with the main bar, beach bar and attic, there's plenty of room to get moving. With various music styles in different areas of the club, there truly is something for everyone at this popping spot.


Cairns’ newest luxury nightclub, where glamour meets high-energy party vibes is XS. XS is the place to be on a night out… just ask any local! Quality DJs are always spinning and the dancefloor is always full at this club in the Cairns CBD.


A guaranteed party for dancing, relaxing and meeting new people, come along for a sing, dance and the perfect way to spend a lively night in Cairns. There’s plenty of seating inside and on the balcony so the music won’t blast away your conversations, but the dancefloor is always busy and fun!

Cairns Lagoon

The Djabugay; Yirriganydji; Bulwai, Gimuy Walubara Yidinji; Bundabarra and Wadjanbarra Yidinji; Mandingalbay Yidinji; Gunggandji; Dulabed and Malanbara Yidinji; Wanyurr Majay; Mamu and Ngadjonjii peoples lived in harmony with these lands, waters and islands for thousands of years. We recognise the traditional owners of the lands and waters that we live and play on today and their continuing connection to Country. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be.

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