Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns

Malanda kicks off its annual show on Friday, while you can catch a bit of amusement park action in Cairns with the return of the Reef Eye ferris wheel.

Majority of Cairns to face rates increase in ‘challenging’ new council budget

Almost half of ratepayers will be hit with a general rates hike of up to 3.1 per cent in what's been described as the “most challenging" budget in a decade.

State budget delivers water bill relief, hospital beds, marine precinct upgrade in Cairns

The wishes of Cairns leaders have been answered in a Queensland budget that has ‘no major disappointments’ for the region.

How Cairns broke world records for towing the most water-skiers behind a single boat

Often, amazing feats begin with a ‘what if’ and that was certainly the case when a series of world records were set in Trinity Inlet in 1980s.

‘Views as far as Green Island’: Reef Eye gears up for Cairns comeback

The chance to catch panoramic views over Cairns and its stunning surrounds – and for just $10 a pop – is set to return to the city this week.

Cairns Festival reveals packed ten-day program to mark milestone year

A mammoth pair of floating ‘Skywhales’ and a circus-themed fight night are just the start of the star-studded Cairns Festival program, which is soon celebrating its 60th lap around the sun.