Cairns City

Nearby Suburbs Cairns North Parramatta Park Bungalow Cairns City is the central business section of the city of Cairns.

Cairns City is the central business section of the city of Cairns. It has a population of 2598, which constitutes 2.2% of the total population of the Cairns Local Government Area. Cairns City has a mixture of land uses and activities, with commerce, recreation, and residential features. The area is constantly changing with new developments replacing existing or historical activities. Important areas in Cairns City are Munro Martin Park, which has cultural significance to the traditional owners of Cairns, Fogarty Park, the port area, and the old 'red light district' (China Town) in Grafton Street.

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The people
2598 people live in Cairns City centre in a variety of properties including houses, units, apartments and holiday apartments. The majority are young professionals or travellers and retired couples.

Cairns city has a full range of medical & dental services including pathology labs, x-ray & scanning services, 24 hour medical clinics and a plastic surgeon. There are also specialist medical practitioners. There are two major hospitals, Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital as well as a number of day surgery outlets. A specialised in-vitro fertilisation clinic is currently under construction.

General facilities
The City has a number of metropolitan level services and facilities, including key businesses, 5-star hotels, the central railway station, bus depot, Port area, Lagoon, City Place, Civic Theatre, a museum, a number of art galleries, Cairns City Library, Tobruk Swimming Pool, a number of parks and green space.

Cairns city has a major shopping centre, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, with outlets for Myer, Target, Coles, Bi-Lo, major Telco’s and specialty shops. Located on the Cairns Esplanade, The Pier is another major shopping centre with luxury fashion, five-star eateries, a bookshop and the Shangri-la Hotel. There are high fashion stores, major duty free stores, restaurants & cafés, chemists and hotels in the city centre.

There are a number of child care centres in Cairns city including two ABC Learning Centres and other private centres.

Cairns city centre has an all-girls Catholic High School, a number of Catholic primary schools and Cairns High State School. Adjacent centres of Edge Hill and Manunda have primary and high schools.

Public transport
Sunbus has a central public transport hub in Lake Street, and the inter-state railway station is at the bottom of Cairns Central, at the end of Spence Street. There are also a number of touring bus companies and an airport bus service. The inter-state bus service also runs from Cairns city.

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