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Shields Street

Shields Street is the perfect blend of old and new. Several of the structures on this thoroughfare still retain a period design, bringing back memories of the 19th century, when Cairns was still in its infancy; adding to this impression is the fact that the street is paved, rather than tarmacked. Beautiful palms and a number of tree species adorn this road, adding a touch of nature that softens what would have been a purely concrete jungle. The street is home to a museum, restaurants, and a number of retail outlets.

  • Walk along Shields Street, and take special note of the building that hosts the Night Owl convenience stores, and another named Hides Corner; these retain the design that was prevalent when Cairns was a nascent urban centre.
  • Learn about the area's history at the Cairns Museum, located in City Place, a shopping mall at the corner of Shields and Lakes Streets.
  • Enjoy a cup of something hot at Hides Coffee cafe, a restaurant located at Hides Corner building.

Shields Street is located between Lake and Grafton Streets, in Cairns, Australia. One of the most convenient ways of getting to this picturesque thoroughfare is by taxi. Cabs can be easily found at several points in the city, particularly near establishments frequented by tourists, such as hotels. Visitors can also opt to get to Shields Street by hired car. There are several car rental companies in the city, and these offer excellent services at a relatively reasonable cost. One can also hire a bicycle and ride to the popular road; the city is quite bike friendly.

Hotels near Shields Street

107 hotels near Shields Street

1 Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street Map

Located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan's Backpackers has a lagoon-style swimming pool, outdoor bar and large plasma-screen TVs showing sporting events. Gilligan's Backpackers offers a blend of... More

2 Mantra Trilogy Resort Cairns

4 stars
3.9 / 5 32 reviews

101-105 The Esplanade Map

Located in Cairns Esplanade, Mantra Trilogy Resort Cairns offers a stylish holiday sanctuary just a short walk from the restaurants and area attractions. Tourists in Cairns enjoy beautiful flora... More

3 Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel Cairns

4 stars
4.6 / 5 20 reviews

62 Abbott Street Map

Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel Cairns invites travellers to a plush apartment-style retreat centrally set in Cairns. The ideal location of the aparthotel allows guests to easily explore... More

4 Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Cairns

4 stars
4.0 / 5 17 reviews

3-11 Water Street Map

The Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Cairns offers tropical charm close to the centre of Cairns. The spacious self-contained apartments offer luxurious comfort and tropical splendour with private... More

5 BreakFree Royal Harbour

4 stars
3.7 / 5 10 reviews

73-75 The Esplanade Map

BreakFree Royal Harbour welcomes discerning travellers to a modern apartment-style retreat showcasing panoramas of Trinity Bay and surrounding parklands. Tourists in Cairns can play slots and card... More

6 The Hotel Cairns

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

CNR FLORENCE & ABBOTT STREET Map

Housed in modern plantation-style architecture with a relaxing tropical ambience and eco-friendly features, Hotel Cairns (The) makes for an ideal retreat for vacationers visiting northern... More

7 Reef Gateway Apartments

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

239 Lake Street Map

Reef Gateway Apartments Cairns, placed in a prime position on Cairns, has its own wonderful features of an apartment type accommodation close to the Esplanade and offers great opportunity for... More

8 Pullman Cairns International previously Sebel Cairns

5 stars
4.7 / 5 55 reviews

17 Abbott Street Map

Housed in colonial-style architecture with top-notch facilities, Pullman Cairns International previously Sebel Cairns creates a luxurious beachside retreat for travellers and vacationing couples in... More

9 181 The Esplanade

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

181 The Esplanade Map

Featuring comfortable accommodations and scenic views of the Coral Sea, 181 The Esplanade Apartments Cairns makes for a suitable base for business and leisure travellers while in Cairns. This... More