What to Eat in Cairns, Australia

I’ve been revamping some of my early blogging material, and walking down memory lane to Cairns has been a special delight! I’m already dreaming of a return trip to the Great Barrier Reef and all that Cairns has to offer, but to when your appetite, I decided to write about what we ate! Here are some of the best things you can eat on your own trip to Cairns.

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Inn

This is the first place we went after flying to Cairns and checking into our accommodation. Cairns is a beach town, so seafood was on everyone’s menu, as well as at the top of our list!

Seasoned Barramundi Salad
Prawn Pizza

La Pizza

This spot on the Esplanade was the perfect place to enjoy Steve’s favorite food—pizza—and be close enough to hear and see the ocean! I know, I know, we had pizza already. What can I say? It’s a winner every time.

My Aussie Pizza and Steve’s Seafood Pizza!

Kuranda Koala Gardens

I highly recommend a visit to Kuranda Koala Gardens to learn about the rain forest and Australian animals, too! They also have several wonderful restaurants. Don’t be afraid to try the local delicacies!

Crocodile, Emu, and Kangaroo with dipping sauces!
Fried Fish Sandwich with French Fries


I always want to try the iconic local foods, right? Of course. So Vegemite was on my list for my first ever trip to Australia. Only no one told me to use it sparingly! I won’t make that mistake again!

This is NOT how you’re supposed to eat Vegemite!

The Raw Prawn

Prawns and Asparagus
Bug and Prawns with Salad
Fudgy Brownie Dessert with Biscotti

Need more? Get all the foodie goodness on my World Foods Page! And check out all my tips and recommendations for the Land Down Under on my Australia Page!

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