Things To Do and Places To Go

Tropical North Queensland is One of the Most Beautiful and Diverse Locations in the World!

Where else can you experience the oldest rainforest on the planet, endless sandy beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, ancient Curtain Fig Trees, the Golden Outback, some of the most unique flora and fauna to be found anywhere and let's not forget one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Great Barrier Reef? Finding your way around is easy, with some of Australia's best drives located right here in Far North Queensland, and the best thing is that we have the vehicles for your adventure right here with all the comforts that you need for great experience! 

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the world's largest living coral reef, spanning some 2500 kilometers and running parallel to the Queensland Coastline. The Great Barrier Reef is the crown jewel for residents and visitors of Cairns Australia and is home to an amazing diversity of marine life. Boasting more Great Barrier Reef Tours than any city in the world, Cairns offers all visitor's a world class experience, from adventurous scuba diving to first time snorkelling options. For our personal favorite, check out Quicksilver to the Outer Reef. The largest commercial vessel in the region, Quicksilver travels to the Agincourt Ribbon Reef where it docks with an anchored pontoon. There you are provided with a seafood buffet, semi-submersible rides around the beautiful reef systems, all the snorkeling you can handle and an underwater observatory to safely view your swimming friends. You also have the option to purchase upgrades like SCUBA diving, introductory diving and 10-minute helicopter flights over the reef, providing a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Rainforests

Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquility of Earth's oldest surviving tropical rainforests and enjoy a truly sustainable eco holiday experience in Tropical North Queensland. Visit Cape Tribulation - "Where the Rainforest meets the Reef" or Daintree National Park, with its famous crocodile spotting river cruises. Travel to Kuranda with the iconic Kuranda Scenic Train and learn of the rich history of the railway connecting the inland tablelands to the coast, visit some of the many wildlife sanctuaries and get up close and personal with some of Australia's most famous animals. Then take your time returning to Cairns aboard the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Take a bird's eye view of the Cairns Rainforest and the breathtaking views across Cairns northern Beaches and out to Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef.  

Adventure Tours

Get the adrenalin pumping with tours that are wilder, faster, higher, deeper and most definitely better than anywhere else in Australia. Experience the heights of the Wet Tropics rainforest, jungle surfing on a flying fox zipline, white water raft down one of three raging rivers, leap through the rainforest on a bungy jump, or skydive from 14000 feet taking in a birds eye view of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands. There is literally no end to the range of adventurous activities that you can experience in Cairns. If that's not enough, we also have horse riding and all terrain vehicle adventures, bush hiking, mountain biking, water skiing, or scuba diving with reef sharks. Hang-glide off the famous Rex lookout, parasail in the Cairns inlet, take an adrenaline pumping jet boat ride, or take a Jet Ski tour through the Cairns estuaries on the lookout for salt water crocodiles. If it is adventures you are seeking then there is no shortage of white knuckle activities to keep your adrenaline pumping. 

Cairns Attractions

Cairns attraction tours and wildlife parks have plenty to keep even the most active family members entertained. Enjoy breakfast with tropical birds, lunch with the lorikeets, zip line over the top of a live giant crocodile, have dinner amongst some of Australia's most iconic wildlife creatures, cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, pat a python, or be mesmerized by a stunning illusionist show. For the adults, drop into the Reef Hotel Casino and see what your luck as to offer. While you are busy making your fortunes, send the kids to Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Park. If its culture you're after, make sure you check out Tjapukai by Day to learn about the local Indigenous peoples, who have been in this area for thousands of years. On the warmer days, take a stroll down to Cairns Esplanade and swim in the Lagoon absolutely free! In Tropical North Queensland your family attraction options are boundless.  

Night Activities

Cairns has a variety of night tours and activities to keep the most inquisitive mind entertained. Ranging from dinner cruises on the Cairns Inlet, Aboriginal Cultural Dinner and show package or intimate candle-lit Rainforest dinners. There is also a range of small group wildlife spotting tours that take you into the nocturnal world of some of Australia's most fascinating creatures. You'll be amazed at what lurks when the sun goes down in tropical North Queensland. The Cairns Night Markets are also an entertaining place to visit and the eclectic mix of people that visit will be an eye opener for visitors and locals alike. Finally, Cairns boast a wide range of restaurants and bars, catering for all tastes and ages.