Northern Beaches, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Kuranda, Great Barrier Reef and so much more!
Cairns and the surrounding areas just have so much to offer. The northern beaches are great spots to explore, Palm Cove with its delightful beachfront restaurants, bars and cafés being an absolute tourist favourite. Enjoy the spectacular ocean drive to Port Douglas and spend the day exploring this popular destination.
Of course a visit to Cairns is not complete without a trip out to the famous Great Barrier Reef. View the colourful display through glass bottom boats or have a go at snorkelling – you'll have a wonderful day. The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage listed coral reef and the only living organism that can be seen from the moon! There are hundreds of cruising options available, including visits to some of the best dive sites in the world.
There's Cape Tribulation in the heart of the Daintree National Park – where the rainforest meets the ocean. This 120 million year old rainforest is the oldest on the planet by far! Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the ocean and is a stunning destination. There are many quality tour operators offering day trips or rent a car and go it alone.
Glide over the rainforest canopy on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Check out the world famous Kuranda markets before cruising down the mountain range and through some spectacular World Heritage listed rainforest and into Cairns on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Tour through the ancient volcanic Tropical Tablelands region, where you can swim in beautiful crater lakes, visit picturesque waterfalls and even spot the very elusive Platypus!
Feeling adventurous? The Cairns bungy site is the only 365 day per year bungy site in Australia. Get ready to push your limits and break the laws of gravity. Or brave the mighty rapids of the Tully River, easily the best rafting in Australia! For an adrenilin rush try skydiving over Cairns and soak in views of the Great Barrier Reef.
Learn about ancient Aboriginal customs, hunting methods and culture with Adventure North's Daintree Dreaming day tour, or experience their overnight safaris combining Cape Tribulation and Cooktown, including educational guided walks with Aboriginal Elders.
If that's not enough, you can fill your days with dozens of great half day tour options including horse riding, quad biking, estuary fishing, great wildlife parks, island ferries, water-sports and hang-gliding to name a few! Experience the fabulous Cairns nightlife from shopping at the Cairns Night Markets to world-class restaurants, funky bars and cafés, right through to partying until the break of dawn at one of Cairns' great nightclubs.