Looking for relaxing things to do in Cairns? Are you a fan of markets? Love art? If you tick some or all boxes, make sure you make your way to Tanks Arts Centre.
Held on the last Sunday of every month, Tanks is a showcase of local arts and craft, collectables, health products, vintage clothing, local produce, live local music and an abundance of other goodies. It’s absolutely brimming with local talent!
Located near the Flecker Botanic Gardens, Tanks is a wonderful day out if you are after a lazy Sunday. Very green, very relaxed, very Cairns! Tanks will give you more than enough time to browse some really cool stalls and displays and once you’re done, grab a coffee or bite to eat and chill out. Better yet, if you’re after things to do in Cairns with kids, the young ones are sure to be happy with the workshops provided to keep them busy and entertained.
Tanks is notorious for its involvement with the community in regards to the arts and creativity and you will certainly notice this when you are in the markets. The markets provide a location for local artists to display their exhibitions, so if you have a keen eye for good art, you may well grab yourself a bargain, as there are showcases from many talented Cairns artists and other artists around the region.
When you’re finished browsing through the markets, why not pop into the local Cairns Botanic Gardens? The gardens are right next door and compliment a day at Tanks Markets, displaying stunning tropical landscapes and trails. So if you’re sitting around on a Sunday morning and thinking about what to do, why not head out to Tanks Markets? Experience another culture of Cairns you never knew existed and discover what the creative community in the region have to offer.