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Shop at Cairns Central
Cairns Central is fully enclosed and offers an extensive range of stores and services.
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Experience of being high in the rainforest canopy, along with spectacular panoramic views of World Heritage rainforest landscapes.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Travel aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway as you wind your way through a tropical rainforest paradise framed by rugged mountains with waterfalls tumbling into deep ravines.
Flyboarding is really much easier than you think and once you are up it is pure adrenalin and fun.
Sunlover by Starlight
This once in a lifetime overnight reef stay is now available at Moore Reef Pontoon located on the Great Barrier Reef
Hot Air Ballooning
Float over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands regarded as Australia’s best ballooning location with over 300 days of sunshine every year.
Indigenous Story Telling
With his great smile and infectious laugh, Willie gives you an amazing insight into Aboriginal society and spirituality.
Try Traditional Hunting
Explore a traditional fishing ground and learn how to throw a spear and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Share bush tucker and extensive traditional and local knowledge.
Behana Days Adventure Tour
Immerse yourself in the fresh beautiful waters of Behana Gorge. Leap off cliffs into the deep fresh water below, abseil or walk over the rocky gorges of Behana!
Ride the Beach
Cruise the sun drenched, palm fringed 4 Mile Beach in Port Douglas and simply relax!
Taste our Chocolate & Cheese
Be pleasantly surprised to find a fully operational dairy farm operating a gourmet cheese & chocolate factory.
A must do, paddle out to Double Island and see turtles and stingrays in action.
Visit a Winery
Visit the world’s first commercial Mango Winery for the unique experience of visiting a working mango plantation, and to sample lovely refreshing tropical Mango Wines, together with Citrus Cellos, Mango Port, and Golden Mango liqueur style wine.
Cairns Ninebot Tours “Next generation Segways” The one & only guided segway tour! 90mins of fun exploring the Botanical Gardens, mangrove wetlands & Centenary Lakes.
Spot a Croc
Take an Amazing 45 kilometer tour around Admiralty Island, through tangled mangroves into Mackey Creek where you will see crocodiles in their natural habitat.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants and relax in stunning surroundings.
Visit Art Galleries
Discover well established and up coming Indigenous artists who unveil wonderful creations where ancient styles meet new world techniques.
Cable Ski Cairns offers a unique watersport experience for young and old.
Cocktails at Sunset
Visit the Salt House, a unique dining, bar and entertainment venue offering a panorama of the ocean, marina and city on the waterfront in Cairns.
Mossman Gorge contains the oldest, continuously surviving rainforest on earth. This is truly a remarkable natural wonder to explore.
Take flight above the blue shades of the Coral Sea and soar across the rainforest and mountain tops.
Scuba-Dooing is the most fun underwater experience – simply sit on your fully equipped Scuba Doo and drive around the reef.
Chinese New Year
Experience music, dance and cultural performances, food, market stalls, and a parade featuring the traditional 12 Zodiac Animals.
Buckle up and join the ride as you fly through the world’s oldest rainforest on a fully-guided ziplining tour between six tree canopy platforms.
Cruise the Daintree spotting Estuarine Crocodiles frogs, pythons, tree snakes, butterflies, insects and more.
Catch a Crab
Cruise the far north’s pristine waterways teaming with life and catch a feed of fresh crab or fish with a fresh mud crab lunch guaranteed.
Cairns Night Markets
Cairns Night Markets is a very popular tourist attraction.
Many of the many award-winning spas draw their themes from nature to ensure relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration of your mind, body and soul.
Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy and discover the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest.
Trail Bike Adventure
Experience nature at its best on awesome sometimes challenging trails and tracks while enjoying camping and exploring the great outdoors.
Ranked as one of Australia’s best courses, Paradise Palms offers sweeping fairways, snaking creeks, six lakes, narrow undulating greens and 94 bunkers.
Fly to a Sand Cay
Imagine your very own private paradise, surrounded by the sparkling Coral Sea while indulging on a gourmet picnic for two.
Drive Cairns to Port Douglas
Drive along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads with the rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other.
Millaa Millaa Falls
Most Photographed Falls in Australia These falls are a popular swimming spot – look for the Ulysses Butterfly and Platypus late in the afternoon.
Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival
The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment in early September each year.
White Water Rafting
The Cairns Region has Australia’s Best Whitewater Rafting with controlled release rivers meaning consistent year round water levels.
An excellent day out for everyone with lot of gorgeous flora and fauna. Take an easy stroll or get your heart pumping with more of a high impact trek.
Explore Rusty’s Markets
Over the last years 30 years, Rusty’s Market has earned a rightful place as the unofficial cultural heart of Cairns—a meeting place where people come together.
Enjoy our beaches
Our uncrowded beaches offer a stunning backdrop of rainforest clad mountains and seemingly endless clean golden sand extending to the magnificent Coral Sea.
Sample Local Coffee
Skybury is Australia’s oldest producing coffee plantation and Australia’s largest exporter of home grown coffee.
Play on the largest paintball skirmish field in Tropical North Queensland with 7 playing fields spread over acres of awesome rainforest terrain.
Undara Lava Tubes
The Undara Lava Tubes stand as silent sentinels to our pre-history. Here you can walk in the path of a volcano and sleep cocooned in an antique railway carriage.
Spy a Cassowary
This stunning creature is truly one of the treasures of Tropical North Queensland’s amazing rainforest.
Feel the thrill as you are gently lifted off the deck of the custom-built parasailing vessel to soar 300ft above the waters of Trinity Inlet.
Glass Bottom Boat Tours
View the diversity of the reefs coral gardens and their wonderful array of sea life with the added fun of lively fish feeding.
Escape the tropical heat with gentle rides and slides for the littlies, shaded resort-style pools and heart-pumping waterslide action for the daring thrill seekers.
Josephine Falls is a scenic waterfall fed by rains falling on Queensland’s highest peak, Bartle Frere, which looms above this popular picnic area.
Relax on an Island
Laze on the beach, Spa treatments, Private gourmet picnics and beach front dining, scenic helicopter flight, Parasailing, Windsurfing and Catamaran sailing.
View Barron Falls
Suspended high above the forest floor, the Barron Falls boardwalk weaves through the lush rainforest canopy before descending to the Falls Lookout.
The Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns offers a wide range of facilities so you can play, stay and dine.
Glide along the surface of the water and enjoy the views of the fringing coral reef and watch for sea turtles and rays to swim past.
Army Duck at Rainforestation
Your amphibious Army Duck will cruise to the water’s edge whilst turtles, fish and eels swim up close.
Discover a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush!
Take the ride of your life on the ultimate fun machine, while taking in the sites of the Cairns lagoon and its rainforest backdrop.
Choose from remote beaches and islands to the rugged mountains or the star filled skies of the savannah.
Cruise Cobbold Gorge
Cruise the Cobbold Gorge to explore its ancient geological landforms and the savannah wonderland on a guided tour.
Test your strength and bravery on more than sixty-five different rope crossings over two height levels in the Dome.
4WD to Cape York
There are many hidden treasures including crystal clear rivers and water holes, perfect for swimming in; beautiful beaches that overlook the Torres Strait Archipelago.
Herberton Historical Village
Set on 16 acres, the Historic Village Herberton features more than 50 restored period buildings making this outdoor museum the most significant in Queensland.
The Lagoon is a 4800sq m salt water swimming facility that offers an all-year round, safe, swimming location.
Designed for stunts, speed and agile performance you’ll love the thrilling ride as SCREAMO spins, slides, fish-tails and send gushing water-walls racing across the inlet.
Seated below water level, passengers are treated to a divers view of the coral reef and marine life.
Zoom along rainforest and adventure trails with friends on your very own four wheeled motor bike.
Ironman Cairns boasts a stunning backdrop that will take your breath away, including the sport’s most spectacular ride leg.
Featuring spectacular limestone caves, galleries of Aboriginal rock art and jagged limestone outcrops, Chillagoe Caves are rich in natural and cultural heritage.
Cane Toad races have been a nightly fixture at the Ironbar for 16 years with the show starting at 8pm.
Seawalker on Green Island
Walk on the sea floor surrounded by the corals and beautiful fish of the Great Barrier Reef.
Daintree Discovery Centre
Be granted access to every level of the Daintree Rainforest; from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.
Breakfast with the Birds
Enjoy a delicious breakfast within the wetlands environment while a vast array of colourful and curious birds wander freely among you.
Relax in beautiful scenery and drift through small fun rapids!
Covering 120 hectares of open water, the wetlands provide sanctuary for a rich array of bird and aquatic wildlife. Try a Guided boat tour or Sunset Safaris.
Experience Rapid Boarding
Lying face first on a world-class river board, you’ll head through up to grade 3 rapids surrounded by tropical rainforest.
Scenic Helicopter Rides
Helicopters provide a memorable and spectacular view of the Great Barrier Reef.
Play the Didgeridoo
Learn how to make and play a didgeridoo.
Curtain Fig Tree
An elevated boardwalk protects this majestic 50m tall and 500 year old tree while allowing visitors uninterrupted views of the fig from all angles.
Get Married in Paradise
With the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest, couples are spoilt for choice with romantic locations to exchange vows.
Cuddle A Koala
Cairns Tropical Zoo is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can ‘Cuddle a Koala’.
Tube behind a speed boat
Whether you want a gentle cruise, or to hold on for an action packed spin, daring the crew to throw you off “Great Big Mable”, this is seriously wild fun.
See the beautiful Bloomfield Falls tumble 40 metres through the world heritage listed Daintree forest.
Take a cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon filled with 19 hungry crocs and experience a thrill as they sidle up to the boat ready for feeding time.
On 5 Hectares beside Mena Creek Falls, José Paronella built a castle, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees.
Taste culinary delights created with freshly caught seafood.
Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia is one of the natural wonders of the world and a superb place to indulge in the best scuba diving in the world.
Catch a Fish
Chase a barramundi fix, a tussle with the huge range of estuary species and blue water speedsters, or just some tasty reef fish, the opportunities are limitless!
Cairns Zumba classes on the Esplanade feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.
Jump from a tower set in the middle of dense tropical rainforest. After your jump kick back and relax in the lush oasis complete with a natural waterfall.
Experience Humpback Whales up close in their natural environment.
See spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef as you dive through the sky.
Catch the Savannahlander
This unique outback rail experience winds through the wet tropics area of the Kuranda range and out through the Savannah country to Forsayth and back.
Discover our iconic local rainforest species, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellow Cairns Birdwing in Australia’s largest free flight aviary.
Mountain Bike Riding
Magnificent flowing single track, family trails, epic mountain bike rides and scenic back country that will take your breath away.
Cairns Night Zoo
Be led into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala all under the stars.
Explore an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders, home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture.
Feel the adrenaline race through your body as you complete a minefield of hairpin turns, uphill climbs and cambered corners.
Sample Exotic Tropical Fruits
Select from 5 “Taste of the Tropics Food Trails”, with each trail providing an exciting suite of exotic culinary tastes, just waiting for you to experience.
Explore Local Markets
The Port Douglas Sunday Markets are a ‘Cotters Market’ showcasing a collaboration of all that’s good of our region.
Canoe in a Rainforest
Let the gentle current take you downstream, take on a couple of mini rapids (or ripples!) along the way, stop on a sandy beach for a snack and a relaxing swim.
The Crater Lakes
The twin volcanic crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham are tranquil pools of water fringed by rainforest.
Lake Eacham is the centrepiece of the 489-hectare Lake Eacham National Park. The lake is ideal for swimming, canoeing, bushwalking, picnics and bird watching.
Flames of the Forest
Magical, Romantic, Lavish, Spectacular … Flames of the Forest creates a masterful dining experience that will stay with you forever.
Min Jin Swing
The only multi-person Jungle Swing in Australia swoops through the rainforest from 45 metres down to 1 metre in 3.5 seconds, reaching speeds up to 120km/h.
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