7 Quirky Cairns Christmas Gift Ideas

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These 7 quirky Cairns Christmas gift ideas will have your Christmas shopping sorted in no time! 

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you find that the underneath of your tree is looking a little bare, fear not: we are here to the rescue! From gifts for the family member who has everything, to animal-lovers delights, to locals produce junkies, here’s 7 quirky Cairns Christmas gift ideas.

Adopt An Aussie Animal

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Looking for a quirky Cairns Christmas gift for an animal lover? Why not adopt them an adorable animal?

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas’s Habitat Heroes program allows lovers of all things fluffy, scaly or feathery to sponsor a native animal. All money will assist with the parks efforts to protect native species, animal husbandry, vet requirements and rehabilitation of native wild animals in the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

The animals you can adopt include Tia the Koala, Acacia the Mahogany Glider, Clinton the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo and Cassie the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo.

Choose from a range of sponsorship packages, which come with gifts such as adoption certificates, bumper stickers, entry passes and plush toys. Browse the adoption options here.

A Spa Voucher

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Everyone loves to relax and unwind, so a spa or massage voucher is a fantastic gift idea! Many Cairns and Palm Cove hotels offer spa vouchers for various treatments, so you are sure to find the perfect serene treat.


Give Unlimited Entry To 4 Wildlife Parks For A Whole Year

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The CaPTA Group Annual Pass is the gift that keeps on giving all year round!

The pass offers unlimited entry to Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park and Wildlife Habitat. It is available for an adult, child or family! Cairns locals also receive an additional 20% off the price of the pass.

Your loved one and their family will never be bored again!



Childhood Nostalgia

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Hot Christmas days, always call for Streets Ice Cream! Bring back some awesome childhood memories for a friend or sibling with this adorable picnic plate from the Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome gift shop.

A Gourmet Gift Basket

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If you’re really not sure what to gift, you can’t go wrong with a gourmet gift basket.

Gift of the Gab is a locally owned company, that offers baskets for garden lovers, to ladies that love a pampering, to beer lovers. Browse the range of gift baskets here.


An Authentic Indigenous Work of Art

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There’s something so special and authentic about a piece of hand-painted Indigenous art, and when it’s made locally, it’s even more special!

Rainforestation’s Pamagirri Gallery offers a range of hand-painted artworks, including boomerangs, canvases and didgeridoos. The artworks are hand-painted on site by the local Indigenous artists that work as guides in the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

Aussie Xmas Decorations

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Let’s be real: snowflakes and sleighs for a Cairns Christmas seem sort of contradictory. Let your loved ones embrace an Aussie Christmas by gifting them an Aussie animal themed Christmas decoration.

The gift shop at Cairns ZOOM has an abundance of decorations to delight every gift-giver. Surf Rescue Koala baubles are great for beach loving loved ones, whereas outdoor enthusiasts will love baubles decorated with iconic Australian landscapes.

Pop into the top level (level R) of the Reef Hotel Casino to shop!

Want more Cairns Christmas gift ideas? Pop into Cairns ZOOM’s gift shop onto the top level of the Reef Hotel Casino.