The Tanks and Mt Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns - The Tanks Sunday Market, Collins Avenue

Next to the Botanic Gardens is The Tanks Arts Centre. These were WWII fuel tanks which have been cleverly converted and now form a fantastic space for exhibitions and concerts. 

Wooden spoons - Sunday Market at The Tanks, Cairns   Marian Wolfe Ceramics, sunday market The Tanks Cairns   Cairns Tanks market stall - woven hats & baskets

Tanks Sunday Market stalls

The Tanks are shaded by huge raintrees and the entrance wall to the centre is decorated by the roots of a giant strangler fig. Check the website for exhibitions, concerts and other activities. Collins Avenue, which runs past the Botanical Gardens and The Tanks, is closed for market days on the last Sunday of the month between April and November.

The entrance gate leads to Tank 4 which is the main gallery exhibition space.

Entrance to The Tanks Art Centre and Tank 4 Entrance to The Tanks Art Centre

A second exhibition space is off to the right - this is Tank 3.

Path to Tank 3, The Tanks - Cairns Path to Tank 3

Tank 5 , off to the left, is the main music venue. It holds 600 standing or around 400 sitting cabaret style. The bar is open throughout concerts and you can wander out and sit on the grass under the trees. Concerts here have a unique, intimate atmosphere.

Tank 5 - the best music venue in Cairns Tank 5 - the best music venue in Cairns

The wall to the left of The Tanks gate, Edge Hill The wall to the left of The Tanks gate   Tanks market day under the Figtree, Cairns Tanks market day

Behind The Tanks is the Mt Whitfield Conservation Park. The 1.3km/1hr Red Arrow circuit and 5.4km/4hr Blue Arrow circuit are well marked walks over the range with great views of Trinity Bay and the city.

Cairns Red & Blue Arrow track - map Red & Blue Arrow track - map

Trinity Bay from Red Arrow track, Cairns Trinity Bay from Red Arrow track   Trinity Bay, Cairns Marlin Marina and May Peak from Red Arrow track, Cairns `Trinity Bay, Cairns Marlin Marina and May Peak

  Path down from Red Arrow summit, Cairns Path down from Red Arrow summit

Map of Red, Blue & Green Arrow tracks  

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