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Tanks Arts Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Great cafe

Dropped in for lunch. Perfect setting in amongst tropical greenery next to the botanical gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerraquaffers
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Jerrabomberra, Australia
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"Tanks. Fantastic idea".

Tanks Art Centre is situated ibn the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The Centre is an iconic arts facility... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Sue T
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Melbourne, Australia
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One of Australia's most unique venues. Converted from historic wartime oil tanks to an arts centre. By day view free art exhibitions and walk the beautiful surrounds. By night be sure to check who is playing in Cairns' best entertainment venue...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. Perfect setting in amongst tropical greenery next to the botanical gardens. Plenty of shade and big fans to keep the heat down. I had the grilled Barra burger and it was delicious.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerraquaffers
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Tanks Art Centre is situated ibn the Cairns Botanic Gardens. The Centre is an iconic arts facility in three converted World War ll naval oil storage tanks and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop. We went into one tank which has been converted into an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Visited the Tanks for the first time with a friend who wanted to see the recent Art exhibition. Converted from the old concrete water tanks and in a forested setting it makes a great venue. Coffee shop nearby, as is the Botanic Gardens and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 913janetn
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I have attended two evening functions at the Tanks Arts Centre. They have both been absolutely spectacular, with divine finger food served in the magical outdoor, rainforest setting. Both were held in July, and the weather was very pleasant and warm, compared to home down...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JazznBlues2018
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Worth taking a look here if in the area. Interesting and different exhibits. Focus was on plastic pollution when I was there - very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The idea of transforming old WWII oil storage tanks into an arts venue is genius. The art gallery in Tank #4 is free and has rotating exhibits. The exhibition on display was Pride in Authority- an aboriginal cultural exhibit. This exhibit contained art work from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 606JD
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Tanks Market on Sunday 24/06/18. Some very interesting Market stalls selling handicraft. Great oppturnity to view some interesting local craft & friendly atmosphere. Reasonable prices at the Market & suitable for a ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank STEPHEN N
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You’d be hard pressed to find a venue as original and funky as the Tanks anywhere in North Queensland or Queensland as a whole for that matter. An entertainment space made from three converted World War II naval oil storage tanks, the Tanks (as they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit. Relaxed, beautiful and just a great place. Great choice of stalls and very interesting to wander around the historic oil tanks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gordon P
Reviewed 23 May 2018

With Botanical gardens as back drop, the TANK Markets line the winding foot path on a Sunday in season. The art exhibition was inside one of the old refurbished tanks. The other tank had a cultural event within it. We had a great day. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 261robink
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