Calling all Minecraft master builders – help us build Cairns!

Cairns Minecraft Bedrock Server is here! Yes, it’s taken a while but finally we have finished testing and the server is up and running as a BETA test server. The server works on Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS, Android, Gear VR, Android, mobile devices and Nintendo Switch.

The world is a 1:7 scale map of Cairns from the Barron River to White Rock. The spawn point is on the Cairns Esplanade where the Pier Shopping Centre would be. There are currently no buildings on the map other than the Tanks Arts Centre – see if you can find it! We would like you to build a brand new city, so create your dream house, lair, castle, whatever you like wherever you like.

There are some rules to follow so please read here. The server is in creative mode and will be running from today, September 19 2019, right through the school holidays. Next term we will feature the best builds made over the holidays on this website, so make sure you place a sign near what you have made. How much do you think you can build in 2 weeks?

Bedrock Server login info:

Server Address:

Port: 25565

The Cairns Minecraft JAVA Server was developed for the 2016 Cairns Children’s Festival held at the Tanks Arts Centre. The server has been running for over 3 years and currently has over 250 players on the whitelist. This community arts and cultural project was developed to stimulate ideas and discussion with young people about urban design, architecture, public art and space.

JAVA Server login info:

Server Address: play.cairnsminecraft.com

How do I join the JAVA server whitelist?


See the video below for a quick tour of the server, you can find more videos here.

Pick up your FREE A3 Cairns Minecraft posters and bookmarks! Call the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre on 4032 6650 to check availability.