When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local on where to eat, where to shop, and for unique suggestions beyond the usual guide book inklings!
We caught up with fashion designer Grace Lillian Lee for her insider scoop on Cairns.
Eato's – Eato’s is a not-for-profit organisation that gives people who are unemployed the opportunity to work in a cafe environment. And the food is really, really, really good!
Salt House – Salt House has that relaxed Cairns vibe. Grab the kiwi cocktail and listen to the local musicians playing live.
Red Arrow Walk – Strolling the Red Arrow Walk to look over Cairns is a great way to appreciate the stunning city.
Port Douglas – The one-hour coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas along the Captain Cook Highway has to be one of the most fantastic scenic drives in Australia, with plenty of places to stop and take in the views.
Picture: Tourism & Events Queensland
Insider info – Crystal Cascades is a secluded freshwater swimming hole that only locals know about. The series of small waterfalls, hidden in Redlynch, flows into large pools surrounded by oversized boulders.