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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

104 hotels near Shields Street

1 Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

4 stars
4.4 / 5 182 reviews

137 The Esplanade Map

Holidaymakers and corporate travellers looking for comfortable accommodations and top-notch facilities in Cairns find suitable base at Rydges Tradewinds Hotel & Spa Cairns. While in this part of... More

2 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

3 stars
4.0 / 5

121-123 The Esplanade Map

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns welcomes travellers to contemporary accommodations in a downtown location in Cairns. Apart from attending conventions and events at Cairns Convention Centre,... More

3 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

4 Pacific Hotel Cairns

4 stars
4.1 / 5 31 reviews

cnr The Esplanade & Spence Street Map

Centrally located, Pacific International Hotel Cairns makes for a suitable base with elegant accommodations for travellers exploring the gateway city to the Great Barrier Reef. Aside from enjoying... More

5 Park Regis City Quays

4 stars
3.8 / 5 21 reviews

6 Lake Street Map

Park Regis City Quays Cairns invites discerning travellers to stylish accommodations centrally set near the harbour in Cairns. This chic Cairns foreshore-situated property positioned holidaymakers... More

6 201 Lake Street Cairns

4 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews

201 Lake Street Map

The chic and contemporary 201 Lake Street Apartments Cairns offers business and leisure travellers an ideal base with comfortable accommodations in the heart of Cairns. On a clear day, tourists can... More

7 Shangri-La Hotel The Marina, Cairns.

5 stars
4.5 / 5 71 reviews

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns, Qld 4870 Map

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns welcomes cosmopolitan travellers to a luxurious retreat set overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea in this Queensland city. Apart from exploring entertainment... More

8 Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

5 stars
4.7 / 5 26 reviews

35-41 Wharf Street Map

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is located in the heart of Tropical Cairns and is the perfect choice for fun, food and entertainment. The luxurious hotel boast one of Australia's finest casinos,... More

9 BreakFree Royal Harbour

4 stars
3.6 / 5 11 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