Hi I am New to the area also. I have just moved to Kewarra beach from NSW South coast. Also looking to meet people. I Go to the gym and enjoy lunches out
Hi, NuruK have you heard of the website meetup? There are a variety of interest groups nearby in Cairns. Is this helpful?
Well personally i have had immense amount of success just walking up too random people and introducing myself. You'll find people are very interesting and YOU are too. Forget sports bars and tennis clubs unless you want to meet tourists. Personally i find people waiting at cross walks to be very approachable, Just stay alongside them as they walk and don't choose the wrong direction and start walking only to turn around to talk with them again and cross with them on the other path as i find this incredibly awkward. sometimes you can even find a nice young woman to talk to, although make sure your mobile phone works properly because usually i can not call the young women after getting their phone numbers, Oh well. Anyway another way to approach people is to stop in-front of them but leave a little room so they do not feel intimidated. My favourite line to use when i see someone i want to befriend is: "Hey, I'm Ryan, a senior executive at <the name of the business i work at (im not giving it away on the internet LOL )> what is your name" then they say there name. then i say "Would you like to join me at a game of Checkers (MY FAVEOURITE SPORT) sometime" then just take it from there. you can make MANY MANY NEW FRIENDS this way.
I wish you luck on your quest to meet people ~Ryan
Cairns generally, is a very unfriendly city. The city's entertainment centres are dominated by tourists so forget these spots to meet locals. Most people find their friends in the suburbs. Join up with community groups suchas, Rotarty, SES, Church groups, Voluntary organisations in general.