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Arts & Culture

Charming attractions for every traveller

Cairns Performing Arts Centre
The Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) provides an extraordinarily enhanced audience experience and a state-of-the-art facility. At CPAC, you will witness innovative performances with a mix of classic and revived theatrical pieces. The versatility of the venue enables a variety of events including music, theatre, dance, opera, comedy, contemporary circus and film.

Tanks Art Centre
Far North culture, history and the great outdoors combine at a heritage-listed location a stone's throw from the Cairns Esplanade. The Tanks Art Centre was named after the oil storage tanks that have stood on this site beside the Cairns Botanical Gardens since World War Two - three tanks were built for the Royal Australian Navy in 1944 - and, after being decommissioned in 1987, were transformed into an innovative multi-use complex that celebrates the best of the region's arts scene. Tanks is celebrated for presenting a comprehensive program of live music, theatre performances, market days, exhibitions and workshops and is a favourite with the Far North's artists and art lovers alike who keep the laid-back venue buzzing with creative energy.

Cairns Regional Gallery
Experience the vibrant visual arts of Tropical North Queensland in this elegant gallery in the heart of Cairns.

Cairns Regional Gallery hosts major exhibitions of fine Australian and international collections covering historical and contemporary art. This includes the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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