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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

106 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 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

3 Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

4 stars
4.4 / 5 181 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

4 Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Cairns

4 stars
3.9 / 5 18 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 Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel Cairns

4 stars
4.6 / 5 21 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

6 Bay Village Tropical Retreat Cairns

4 stars
4.3 / 5 18 reviews

cnr Lake & Gatton Streets Map

With comfortable accommodations set in a central location, Bay Village Tropical Retreat Cairns makes for a suitable retreat for holidaymakers while in Cairns. This family-run hotel features warm... More

7 Park Regis City Quays

4 stars
3.9 / 5 20 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

8 City Sheridan

3 stars
4.1 / 5 27 reviews

157 Sheridan Street Map

Tourists looking for urban escape in the tropical surroundings of Cairns book a stay at the comfortable and inviting accommodations of City Sheridan. Aside from planning a dive in the Great Barrier... More

9 Cairns Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 31 reviews

cnr The Esplanade & Minnie Street Map

Cairns Plaza Hotel welcomes travellers to value-for-money accommodations that offer scenic views of Trinity Bay set within easy access to local attractions in this lively Queensland metropolitan.... More