Cairns for art lovers
- August 2011
Best breakfast: Perrotta’s at the Cairns Regional Gallery has the best coffee and offers 10% off to gallery members.
Great place for dinner: A barbecue on the Cairns Esplanade. Barbecue facilities are free and the ambiance of a tropical evening outdoors is hard to beat.
Must-buy (money no object!): A wonderful work of art from Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, it’s the nation’s premier showcase of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork, dance and song.
Insider’s tip: Cairns is the most beautiful tropical city in the nation surrounded by a World Heritage rainforest. Don’t miss a tour of the best tropical collection of plants in the world at Cairns Botanical Garden, where the orchid house, the fernery and the Aboriginal plant-use garden are my favourites.