The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is held in Cairns and is the heart of literature in the tropics. Highlights include: a local book fair and bookstore where you can meet authors, attend book launches and purchase books written by locally based writers, about the region or by their visiting authors.
The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival brings together stories from the region and Australian authors who have published nationally and internationally. Featured authors, regional writers, public arenas and exciting workshop programs are designed to ensure there is something for everyone. The blend is irresistible, stamping an indelible sense of place on visitors, and the communities involved.
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Don’t miss out on all the incredible things there are to do right across the region
11 Best markets near Cairns
Soak up the colour and the character, the smells and the sounds clunk and clash in a cacophony of the excitement of these 11 great markets.
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.
Top spots to picnic around Cairns and the tropics
Dining al-fresco is a way of life up here in the tropics and with a plethora of picture-perfect spots in our backyard, there’s no need to book into a swanky restaurant. Pack a blanket and hamper and head to one of these picnic spots in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.
10 Cafes in Cairns for great coffee
With such a vibrant foodie culture, finding the best cafes in Cairns can be overwhelming. Fuel your caffeine addiction with these local favourites for a guaranteed quality cup of coffee.
The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is held in Cairns and is the heart of literature in the tropics.Find out more