Returning bigger and brighter than ever in 2023 and attracting over 40,000 visitors, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) celebrates the diversity of Tropical North Queensland’s Indigenous culture at the Cairns Convention Centre.
CIAF is a truly unique week-long event that celebrates, supports, and strengthens the depth of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture. It is a celebratory event that highlights the importance of culture to the Queensland community. More than a visual art fair, CIAF holds a stand-alone position in the Australian arts landscape as the only event of its type to feature a wide cross-section of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.
16 things to do on your first trip to Cairns
If ever the statement “so much to do, so little time” rang true of a destination, Cairns would be it. With the Great Barrier Reef in its front yard and the Wet Tropics rainforest out the back, aside from your bathers, time is the best thing you can pack for a visit to Tropical North Queensland. If it’s your first time in the North Queensland capital, start with these 16 things to do in Cairns.
8 Free ideas for family fun in Cairns
Outdoor loving families will have a tonne of fun in Tropical North Queensland and the best part about holidaying in the tropics is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy yourself. Here are our top 8 free things to do as a family in TNQ.
Highlights of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2023
CIAF is one of Australia’s premier Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal art events including an ethical art market, cultural performances and more.
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