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Atherton Tablelands Tour: World Heritage Rainforest, Breathtaking Waterfalls & the famous "Must See" attraction, Paronella Park

Northern Experience Eco Tours

Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned mini coach with local naturalist guides and experience the uniqueness of the tropics and the diversity of our beautiful tropical rainforests. We tour south of Cairns for a full day out travelling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest...

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SMALL PERSONAL GROUP TOUR........The Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas & Mossman Gorge Premium Day Tour.

Paradise awaits you

This great Day Tour of Cape Tribulation,the Daintree Rainforest, spectacular Mossman Gorge,Port Douglas ,Daintree River and Palm Cove,operates daily. It offers very small & personalised touring with a maximum of 14 guests. This ensures you receive the ultimate in personal attention from our guides.

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1 Day Rainforest and Kuranda Tour

Discovery Tours Australia

Half Day Morning 4WD Rainforest and Waterfall Tour Free Time in Kuranda, Skyrail Cableway or Kuranda Scenic Train

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Down and Dirty Quad Bike Tours

Experience the North Queensland savannah on your own ATV or Argo. Ride through creekbeds and dense forest close enough to touch. Family Friendly adventure experience. Pick up and drop off service available, Ride 300cc & 150CC fully automatic ATV’s. We also have smaller bikes for beginners or the...

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Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Our Exclusive Half Day Rainforest Four Wheel Drive and Water Fall Tour is amazing. We invite you to jump on board our 4WD for this exclusive and spectacular visit to the rainforest and surrounding area? You will be amazed in what you will see in 5 hours. This tour is ideal if you have limited time,...

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Deep Sea Divers Den

Deep Sea Divers Den

Established in 1974, Deep Sea Divers Den is Cairns longest established dive company specialising in Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trips, Liveaboard Trips and PADI Dive Courses. Deep Sea Divers Den have certified over 120,000 divers on the Great Barrier Reef and offer exclusive experiences, such as Sh...

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Duck About Tours SPLASH 'N' DASH Land and Sea Adventure

Splash ‘N’ Dash Amphibious Tour of Cairns All Aboard for fun and adventure as we splash n’ dash our way around Cairns with a 1 hour tour in our fantastic amphibious vehicles. Highlights • A super-fun ride in our unique amphibious bus • Check out Cairns City and Harbour with our friendly, c...

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Kuranda Riverboat

Kuranda Riverboat

Kuranda's iconic, must do World Heritage tropical rainforest experience. Let our experienced local guides share their knowledge of this unique area through both our relaxing calm water cruises on the Barron River in Kuranda and our Paradise Kuranda Guided Rainforest Walks. Enjoy a memorable experi...

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Cairns Catcha Crab

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! Bask in the natural beauty of the Cairns Tropical surroundings and come face to face with the most diverse range of flora and fauna in Australia. Tony Hodgett...

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Bad Fishy Jet Boat Ride

Bad Fishy Jet Boat Ride

Enjoy adrenalin-pumping spins, slides, speed and stunts on the adventure and make sure you wear your swimmers or casual clothes...we are in Cairns so part of the fun is getting wet and cooling off! There are some awesome sights to check out too. The Trinity Inlet is surrounded by stunning mountain...

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Cairns Wake Park

Cable Ski Cairns

Cairns Wake Park Cairns Wake Park is Tropical North Queensland’s one and only Cable Water Ski park. Wakeboarding and Kneeboarding - Anyone can do it, Everybody is loving it! Cairns Wake Park offers a unique watersport experience to the young and old. Beginner to Advanced can have fun and...

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Fitzroy Sea Kayaking

Fitzroy Sea Kayaking

The Raging Thunder Sea Kayak tour will take you to parts of the island not accessible by foot. This guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island, exploring remote beaches and exclusive snorkelling locations only accessible by kayak. Fitzroy Island is covered in...

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Barron Half Day Rafting

Barron Half Day Rafting

This is a perfect introduction into what seems to be a wild activity, showing to you just how majestic a day on the river can be. On this half day tour you are absolutely spoilt, as you will get to experience the amazing world heritage rainforest from a completely different point of view!

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Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island is one of 600 "Continental" or "High" islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise. The perfect reef trip for families, the kids can learn to snorkel right off the beach, with coral and fish only...

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Cooktown 4WD Adventures

1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Cooktown is one of Australia's BUCKET LIST destinations. Locally owned and operated, Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns and Port Douglas to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, returning via the Mulligan Highway an...

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. Tjapukai i...

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Horse Riding and ATV Package Tours with Blazing Saddles

Horse Riding and ATV  Package Tours with Blazing Saddles

Native bush & rainforest surroundings provide adventurous trails & also many native wildlife. Spectacular views over the panorama at Yorkeys Knob provide wonderful memories. Tours include courtesy coach transfers from all hotels in Cairns and the Northern Beaches plus Aussie BBQ Sausage Sizzle.

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1 Day Chillagoe Caves & Outback Eco Tour

1 Day Chillagoe Caves & Outback Eco Tour

Join us for a small personalised Eco accredited tour to Chillagoe Caves & Outback includes environmentaly friendly cruise at the Mareeba Wetlands, Outback historical towns, Chillagoe Smelters, Guided Chillagoe Caves Tour, delicious Aussie pub lunch, Mt Uncle Distillery and see amazing wildlife

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Billy Tea Safaris One Day Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Tour

Alexandra Lookout Daintree - Billy Tea Safaris

Join a small personalised family operated Advanced Eco Accredited business with 35 years experience to the World Heritage Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Day Tour. With only a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle and travelling in Custom Built 4WD High Clearance Vehicles Air Conditio...

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3 Day Daintree, Cooktown & Outback All Inclusive Tour

3 Day Daintree, Cooktown & Outback All Inclusive Tour

Want to see Cooktown and more in a 3 Day Tour with everything taken care of? This very small group tour takes you on an exclusive guided 4WD tour to the Daintree National Park, Cooktown, and the Atherton Tablelands. This tour ticks all the boxes in terms of showing people the best of Far North Qu...

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour -Aboriginal Cultural experience

The Daintree Dreaming Day Tour combines genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with the natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Visiting Mossman Gorge and surrounding areas where you can truly appreciate this magical landscape. You will be taken on a journey from coast...

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With over 2100 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery throu...

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Fish Tales Charters

SPORTSFISHING CHARTERS CAIRNS

Fish Tales Charters - Fishing Adventures operate from Cairns, in Far North Queensland. ESTUARY FISHING The open waters, creeks & deep channel of the Cairns Estuary System are an extremely important part of the breeding cycle of juvenile fish. RIVER FISHING 40 kms south of Cairns, situated nea...

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Paronella Park & Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Waterfalls, Rainforest, Wildlife, Day / Night Tour

Day / Night Tour: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Wildlife, Paronella Park & Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Tour with amazing inclusions!! Entry to 2 Famous attractions! Afternoon snack + Dinner!!! Journey with experienced driver/guides from Cairns to the amazing Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and Paronella Park and Josephine Falls. We'll show you the Rainforest, Waterfalls and Paronella Park during the...

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Bird World Kuranda

Bird World

Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld replicates the natural habitats of almost 80 species that roam this unique rainforest immersion exhibit. It is truly a photographer's delight. Birdworld Kuranda is located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers...

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Barefoot Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour

Barefoot Tours

Typical, rushed, overpriced tour, blah blah blah blah blah… Nah… BUGGER THAT!! Here at Barefoot Tours we know you don’t want to spend the day rushing from one place to another, with no time to really appreciate the beauty of nature around you- this is why our tours are all about relaxing and havi...

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Tjapukai with Transfers

Tjapukai with Transfers

See Australian Culture!!! A Global travel Services' driver will pick you up from your Cairns accommodation and along with humorous and fascinating commentary, will take you to the famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with Transfers

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures with Transfers

A Wild Day out!!! A Global travel Services' driver will pick you up from your Cairns accommodation and along with humorous and fascinating commentary, will take you to the popular Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Park. Choose to spend the full or half day at the interactive attraction!

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Spirit Of Cairns

Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing regular Cairns dinner cruises and occasional Cairns lunch cruises. She is available for parties and functions, including weddings, business events and the conference and incentive market. Spirit of Cairns is locally owned and operated b...

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1 Day Rainforest and Reef Tour

Discovery Tours Australia

Half Day 4WD Rainforest and Waterfall Tour Half Day Green Island Tour

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2 Day Reef and Rainforest Tour

Discovery Tours Australia

Day Tour to The Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge. Full Day Tour to the Great Barrier Reef, includes transfers and 1 intro Dive. Day 1- Great Barrier Reef Tour – Spend a magical day discovering and exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at two reef locations, includi...

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3 Day "Must Do" Tours

Discovery Tours Australia

Day Tour to Kuranda aboard the Scenic Railway & Skyrail including transfers Day Tour to The Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge Day Tour to the Great Barrier Reef, includes transfers and 1 Introductory Dive

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3 Nights Accommodation, Reef, Cape Tribulation and Return Airport Shuttle

Discovery Tours Australia

This 3 night package is perfect for those with limited time, but want to see all of what Cairns has to offer, including accommodation, return airport shuttle, reef tour and Daintree tour

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7 Nights Accommodation, 6 Tours and Return Airport shuttle

Discovery Tours Australia

This is the Ultimate Package, including 7 nights accommodation, Reef Tour, Kuranda Tour, Daintree/Cape Tribulation Tour, Lunch Cruise, Morning Rainforest 4 wd tour and scenic flight over the Reef

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Wooroonooran Rainforest Safari

Wooroonooran Safaris

Wooroonooran Rainforest Safaris offers a relaxing sightseeing tour suitable for all ages, through the lush areas south of Cairns. Experienced naturalist guides lead you on interesting walks through untouched wilderness free of human development. The area contains the two highest mountains in Queensl...

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Sailing the Great Barrier Reef Private Charter| Big Mama Sailing

Big Mama Sailing Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island

Big Mama is a Adams 18m(60ft) family friendly, sailing yacht ideal for day trips which include Reef Sailing, BBQ Lunch Cruise and our Sunset Sails. Big Mama Sailing offers a personalised and memorable sailing experience. A wonderful opportunity to sail to the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel. Our Reef...

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Rainforest Horse Rides Port Douglas

Cow Bay Horse Rides

Horse riding in Port Douglas Far north Queensland near Daintree in undercover arena with ocean views and a cool breeze. Ports Horse Farm offers one-hour rides for all ages & abilities in a comfortable indoor arena OR OUT ON A SMALL TRAIL surrounded by lush Far North Queensland scenery. Try the mini...

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Trinity Beach Water Sports

Looking to hit the beach in Cairns? If you’re out on the hunt seeking things to do with kids, Trinity Beach Water Sports could well be the answer. Operating during the dry season (to avoid stingers), the crew at Trinity beach Water Sports provide a fantastic range of water activities for the kids...

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2 Day Reef, Daintree Rainforest & Culture Tour

4wd Adventure

Combine the Great Barrier Reef with the Daintree Rainforest and visit two breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites with one package! Choose one of the below Great Barrier Reef tours from Cairns or Port Douglas in combination with the Daintree Dreaming Day Tour for the ultimate 2-day Adventure North...

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Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife exhibit, is an all-weather experience in the Cairns CBD. Experience adventure on the Mid-ZOOM or Hi-ZOOM courses, consisting of 65 elements including crossings, tunnels, a climbing wall, cargo nets, and three zip...

Jump Mania

With over 1,000 square metres of wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines and 6 different trampoline zones to explore, a 200 square metre Skydeck complete with café and 3 VIP Party Rooms, Jump Mania Trampoline Park is the ultimate playground! Jump Mania Trampoline Park will keep you entertained and a...

Cairns Sunset Cruises

Cairns Sunset Cruises

Our Cairns sunset tour rates as one of the top ten things to do in Cairns and is sure to be an unforgettable evening. Picture yourself relaxing on a sunset cruise in Cairns, standing on the deck with a drink in hand, the breeze blowing through your hair with the sun setting over Cairns' lush mounta...

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests, in the Barron Gorge National Park. Spanning 7.5kms, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has comfortable six person gondolas which glide just metres above the canopy providing spectacular...

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. Home to over 2,000 magnificent tropical butterflies including the striking blue Ulysses and majestic green Cairns Birdwing, the sanctuary is an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda....

Great Day Fishing and Crabbing Tours

A trip aboard Great Day offers visitors the thrill of fishing in Cairns, hauling in the famous live mud crabs and hard fighting tropical fish lurking in the calm waters of Cairns Trinity inlet. Our twin hull aluminium vessel offers full canopy and toilet facilities especially designed for calm wa...

NQ Water Sports

NQ Water Sports delivers parasailing, jet ski and bumper rides in the calm waters of Trinity Inlet on the Cairns Esplanade. This is Cairns best water sports experience and is available seven days a week. We look forward to booking your Cairns water sports adventure. NQ Watersports provides unforgett...

Cairns Parenting Companion

Cairns Parenting Companion

Cairns Parenting Companion online is your new interactive parenting site in Far North QLD – your favourite ‘on line’ companion. Things to check out! Our Garage Sale Our Blog Our Family Directory Our Calendar and What's On We are all about support, information and a health...

Scuba Doo Cairns

Scuba Doo Cairns

Scuba-Dooing means no mask ,no mouthpiece, no heavy weight belt or helmet and no swimming experience required. The air tank is already fixed to the Scuba-Doo , you simply sit and drive. Designed for ease of operation, the Eco friendly Scuba-Doo carries enough air for approximately 3 separate tour...

Reef & Rainforest Connections

Reef & Rainforest Connections

DAY TOURS FROM PORT DOUGLAS Reef and Rainforest Connections are the Port Douglas locals!100% locally owned and operated, we are dedicated to giving you personalised and professional service and the best touring & cruising options in the Tropics. We look forward to the opportunity of showing you our...

Koah Bed & Breakfast

Comfortable country home on 10 acres. Relax with home grown tropical fruit breakfasts on the open verandas. Self contained cabin or 2 bedrooms with en suite. Only 10 minutes to Kuranda Village. Wheelchair friendly

Let’s Take the Rolls

Chauffeur driven Wedding Car and Limo for Formal events and Special Occasions. Top class day touring to all the beautiful sites around Port Douglas. Travel in the air conditioned comfort and style of our 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, with all the elegance of a bygone era, to experience an ancient r...

Old MacDonald’s Travelling Farm

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms (Established as a Franchise Business in 1991), operates throughout Australia, ‘bringing the bush to the City every day with excitement and education for the young and nostalgia for the not so young!’ We provide a friendly and professional service, together with he...

KEKOA

KEKOA is one of the best known charter boats fishing the Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season. Capt. Luke Fallon is one of the most experienced captains having fished the Cairns season for 27 years. His best day is 9 giant black marlin in a single day on the Great Barrier Reef. As a barra guide, he...

Beaches Meet & Greet

Beaches Meet & Greet

Beaches Meet & Greet is a locally owned and operated transfers, charters and tours business. Servicing Tropical North Queensland in Australia for the past 7 years. We at BEACHES MEET & GREET believe your holidays start when you are personally met & greeted by one of our friendly professional drivers...

Perentie Tours

Perentie Tours

Perentie Tours invites you to explore one of the most outstanding landscapes on earth: Cairns and Far North Queensland's panoramic coastline, rolling hinterland and rugged outback. Specialising in Private Charters and Day Tours, Perentie Tours offers the discerning traveller an authentic experience...

Beach Fun Co

Beach Fun Co

Welcome to Palm Cove, in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. We are a locally owned and family operated business providing an experience of fun set in one of the most beautiful areas of Queensland. Enjoy a day on the water while visiting tropical Palm Cove, Queensland. Sail in paradise - one o...

Foaming Fury

Foaming Fury

Foaming Fury has been successfully operating full day Russell River and half-day Barron River white water rafting adventures since 1986. During this time Foaming Fury has built a reputation for the highest quality service, excellent safety standards and training. Foaming Fury employs only the most p...

Helping Hand Holidays

We can provide you with any baby or children's equipment and entertainment for hire in the Cairns region. Baby equipment such as a pram, a port-a-cot, a toy box, a playpen, or a car seat! We can save you the cost and hassle of additional baggage on the plane or trying to fit everything into the boo...

Cairns Adventure Park

Cairns Adventure Park

Experience the raw power of gravity and high velocity thrill of zip lining down the face of Cairns most iconic hill slope! Located in the heart of Cairns, surrounded by the world's oldest tropical rainforest and overlooking the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Whether you're seeking an adrenalin...

Undara Experience

Undara Lava Tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park

Only 3½ hours drive from Cairns, four hours from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll discover a land so different in contrasts…. Undara. Undara Experience, set in pristine Savannah woodlands has been in the care of the Collins family, the original pioneers of this region in 1862. For...

Cairns Ninebot Tours " next generation Segways"

Cairns Ninebot Tours

The Ninebot is a next generation Segway which is so easy to ride you will be up and going in a matter of minutes. We start the Cairns segway tour on the Cairns Esplanade, then proceed to mangrove ecosystems, important breeding grounds for tropical fish found on the Great Barrier Reef. We then Seg...

The Edge - Lake Tinaroo

Supremely positioned on the shores of Lake Tinaroo in the Atherton Tablelands, The Edge provides absolute waterfront views and lifestyle for up to 20 guests. Every facet of The Edge - Atherton Tablands has been designed to maximise its stunning location and your privacy and relaxation. Inside, floor...

Wilderness Eco Safaris

Wilderness Eco Safaris

Wilderness Eco Safaris decided to go against the trend of the "mass tourist market" in North Queensland and take visitors into less visited areas of the Wet Tropics rainforest. These tours have now been recognised as innovative and original - the owners Kevin and Yuko, Cairns locals, who have had ma...

Mudpark Australia

Mudpark Australia

Mudpark Australia is the worlds first Mud AATV adventure park filled with adrenalin pumping action! Have loads of Wet & Dirty fun Splashing around, Slipping & Sliding all over the place, driving our amphibious 6 wheeler, throttle controlled, zero turn, ATV's (Argo 580 Frontiers). Located jus...

MakoTrac - GoKart Action

MakoTrac is located in Mareeba just 45 minutes drive from Cairns. There are 44 Swiss Hutless karts available to racers, divided into different STAR grading categories according to driver's experience.

Northern Beaches Bike Hire

Northern Beaches Bike Hire

The best way to immerse yourself in sights, sounds and sea breezes of the tropics is to gently cruise along on an eco-friendly bicycle. A bike allows you to get right down to street level where you can discover new paths to holiday adventures. Our wide range of bikes, trikes and scooters will...

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises

Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the river in 1979. Your cruise will take you along sections of this spectacular waterway with your guide pointing out wildlife and flora along the foreshore and creeks. Our naturalist guide will interpret the importance of this amazing Worl...

Go Bowling Cairns

Go Bowling Cairns

Looking for something to do in the wet or by night? Go Bowling Cairns is great for all the family!

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery is the most photographed attraction in all of Kuranda, famous for our fossils and gemstone museum and also our star attraction of the only Queensland life-sized Allosaurus! A perfected 9 meter replica of the Allosaurus entangled around the staircase shared and loved by many peopl...

Birdwatching Tropical Australia

Birdwatching Tropical Australia specialises in individual and small group birding tours. We like to go where the birds are. Beginners, experienced birders and photographers are all catered for and routes can be adjusted to suit particular interests such as those with target lists. Full day and mult...

LifeTime Tennis

LifeTime Tennis

Be part of the non-stop tennis action all year round. At the new Cairns International Tennis Centre, have 12 courts along with a Proshop, Get Fit Personal Trainer and Jade Plus Asian Restaurant. 24 Hour Restring Service (Stringers for 2010 Davis Cup) Lessons for players of all ages and standards...

Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway

Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway

Experience pristine wet tropics rainforest on this exciting elevated walkway in spectacular gorge country, 90 minutes south of Cairns; half way between Innisfail and Millaa Millaa, on the scenic Palmerston Highway. Climb the observation tower and brave the cantilever for sweeping mountain and gorge...

Northern Exposure Tours & Safaris

Join us for a very special day as we travel to and from Kuranda on the stunning Skyrail and Scenic Railway and relax in and around the Kuranda Village. Transfers from your Port Douglas accommodation are included as standard in our tours. Enjoy the picture perfect coastal drive down to the Skyrail...

Down Under Tours

Down Under Tours

At Down Under Tours we abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From our accommodating Driver-Guides and dynamic Marketing personalities working on the front line of our company to our friendly Reservations staff, Operations team and dedicated Administrative people working behind the sce...

Aussie Farm Entertainment

Aussie Farm Entertainment at 'Spurwood Springs' Mena Creek offers farm visits for families, schools etc. Accommodation and country wedding venue. Come on 'down to the farm' at 'Spurwood Springs' and enjoy genuine Aussie Farm Entertainment where kids get up close and pat all the farm animals, ride a...

Paronella Park

Paronella Park

Originally created in the 1930's by José Paronella, a man with a dream, Paronella Park continues to be enjoyed by visitors from near and far. José Paronella arrived in Australia from Catalonia in Spain, in 1913. For the next 11 years he worked, cutting sugar cane initially, then purchasing, improvin...

Great Barrier Reef Submarines

Great Barrier Reef Submarines - The only tourist submarines operating on the Great Barrier Reef. Have an underwater adventure. The Newest and most exciting way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Day and night tours of the Reef in a pilot guided min-submarine. Two people, guided by our pilot, can have...

NightSky Secrets Tours

NightSkySecrets have been conducting astronomy tours & presentations across northern Australia since 2009. Our specialty is tours featuring an aboriginal perspective on the southern skies. Tours are also conducted to coincide with special celestial events such as planetary conjunctions, Comets, N...

Busy Bees Babysitting

Busy Bees Babysitting

Busy Bees Babysitters and nannies have an outstanding reputation in providing professional and reliable service. They attend local homes, holiday homes, hotels and resorts in Cairns, Palm Cove and the Port Douglas region. Their carers have a passion for working with children, and genuinely care...

Kiteboarding Cairns Australia

We know the best way to get you up and riding quickly and safely, so you can get out there and Rip it Up on the water. With expert tuition from our professional Kitesurfing school and the optimum learning conditions of Palm Cove and Yorkeys Knob, we can help get you riding safely and quickly. So jo...

Reelcrayzee Charters

Reelcrayzee Charters

Looking for an unforgettable day on the water? Jump aboard our 30ft Kevlacat Sportsfisher and let the fun begin! Fishing, spearfishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, island hopping ... we do it all!

Snapping Tours

Snapping Tours offers unique experiences on the three different rivers in Tropical North Queensland: Johnstone River, Russel River and Mourilyan Harbour with a leisurely calm water cruise on board a brand new glass bottom boat allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Waterways, Mountains, Mangroves Rain...

Horses in Port - Horse & Carriage Co.

A romantic, elegant, unique and fun transport option for weddings, sunset champagne tours and family joy rides in the sublime paradise of Port Douglas and surrounds. Relax and unwind. The fastest way to slip into tropical time! Our white horse and carriage is the ultimate in romance for your wedding...

The Gables B&B

The Gables is a Bed & Breakfast within an elegant and original 1920's Queenslander home in the heart of Yungaburra historical village. It is within easy walking distance to all the delightful little shops, cafes and restaurants and only a short drive from the fascinating local attractions. There is...

Tablelands Tours and Transfers

Tablelands Tours and Transfers

Let Tablelands Tours transport you in comfort and style with local knowledge, customised no pressure all inclusive tours of the Atherton Tablelands. We also specialise in Airport shuttle transfers between Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands Queensland. All of our day tours include chilled bottled w...

Cairns Harbour Cruises

Cairns Harbour Cruises

With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from our crew. This is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat - with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks particula...

Hinterland Aviation

Hinterland Aviation

In addition to our regular service to Cooktown we also provide flexible charters anytime, anywhere. Conducting over 5,000 flights per year and averaging 50,000 passengers, Hinterland Aviation operates at the highest safety standard in aviation! Our diverse clientele includes the likes of Ergon Energ...

Palm Cove Watersports

Palm Cove Watersports

Palm Cove Watersports Tours are offered year round catering equally for those seeking a peaceful paddle or a bit of adventure. Our Sunrise and half-day tours run daily. We will teach you paddling strokes and techniques to give you maximum benefit from your effort. All safety information is clearly e...

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings

Founded in 1981, Tropic Wings is the longest established coach operator in Cairns. Locally owned and operated by the CaPTA Group, it offers full day touring programs, exploring all the wonders of the Tropical North – the rainforest, wildlife, beaches and the reef. Tropic Wings offer full day FIT...

Mount-n-Ride Adventures

Mount-n-Ride Adventures | Barra Fishing Experience

Mount-N-Ride Adventures are situated just a short 30 minute drive south west of Cairns city, in the stunning Little Mulgrave Valley and have been operating exciting and scenic horse trail rides to both locals and tourists for over 15 years. We are well regarded as one of the best trail riding proper...

Sugarworld Waterpark

Sugarworld Waterpark

Cool off with family and friends at Sugarworld Water Park! Situated in Edmonton on 17 acres of lush historical parkland shared with beautiful peacock birds, Sugarworld Water Park boasts all the modern facilities needed for a fun-filled day out. You can enjoy the many leisurely activities includi...

Capture Cairns Photography Tours

Capture Cairns Photography Tours

Receive personalised photography lessons, while on your day tour; albeit the white sands of Fitzroy Island, the magnificent views from the Skyrail, adventures up in the Tablelands, the elegant setting of the Botanical gardens, Underwater on the Great Barrier Reef, A birds eye view of the Reef or Rai...

Aussie Drifterz

Aussie Drifterz

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Close-Up Birding Adventures

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The Crystal Caves - Fascinating Facets

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One of Australia's most spectacular private mineralogical collection with over 600 specimens such as Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils on display! The Crystal Caves is a Museum featuring hundreds of crystals, fossils. In business since 1983, The Crystal Caves sources jewellery worldwide. This virtu...

Granite Gorge Nature Park

Granite Gorge Nature Park

For those who are fascinated by natural marvels, the privately owned Granite Gorge Nature Park is an unforgettable spectacle. It is located just 12 km west of Mareeba on Chewko Road. Like no other place in the world this awesome landscape stretches as far as the eye can see. Volcanic activity has fo...

About Family Friendly For Cairns

Mother Nature has provided us with the perfect playground for family fun and the list of things to do is endless... 

W
hen you are in North Queensland make sure you go out to the Great Barrier Reef.  Ideally the Outer Reef is the best place to visit however if you have small babies you may prefer to spend time on an island. 

Low Isles has some lovely coral gardens around it and a glass bottom boat tour.  This tour departs from Marina Mirage in Port Douglas but does offer pickups from Cairns hotels.  

Michaelmas Cay is also a very pretty little cay and offers a semi submarine tour included. 

Green Island is the most visited island and is a very pretty little coral cay with many facilities.  There are glass bottom boat tours here also.  

If your kids are able to swim and want to try snorkelling head out to the Outer Reef.  The Outer Reef is home to an enormous variety of tropical fish and colourful coral and there are pontoon trips that make your day more comfortable.  These have underwater observatories, semi submarine tours, glass bottom boats and many floatations devices.  The number and style of Outer Reef trips is very broad and makes it possible for families in all budgets to access this amazing area.  Many operators offer special family discounts. 

White Water Rafting is a very popular activity in North Queensland and we have a couple of excellent rivers for this activity.  This activity can be very challenging and there are age and height restrictions on the Tully and Russel Rivers but the Barron River is very easy and fun for the whole family. 

We also have many Wildlife Parks and attractions such as dining next to the lions cage at the Mareeba Zoo or having breakfast with the Birds at Rainforest Habitat or lunch with the Lorikeets.  Dinner is offered at the Cairns Tropical Zoo where you also have some bush songs and see a croc show.  Some zoo's have facilities to have a family BBQ and all of them have a cafe or restaurant.  Some are huge free flying aviary for birds or butterflys while others are traditional sprawling zoos with many dangerous animals in enormous componds, and generally all put on feeding shows.  It is also often possible to have a photo taken with fluffy friendly animals such as koalas which is a very memorable experience. 

Other very popular activities for families who are trying to fit as much as possible into their time frame are
 
Parasailing, Jetskiing, Bumper Tube Riding, Cableskiing, Skydiving and Bungy jumping.  It is possible to participate in some of these varied options at different times over the course of any day.

Conquer your fear of heights at the AJ Hackett Bungy Jump in Smithfield.  They will come and pick you up and spectators can come too for a very small cost.  There are 16 different ways to leap off the 50-metre bungy tower whether you decide to have a prop such as a bicycle, leap into the air blind-folded or dive off head-first on a moonlit night.  This activity is suitable for children aged 10 and over.

Blazing Saddles have a 1200-hectare cattle station where you can ride the ATV QUAD BIKE through sheep and cattle paddocks, splashing through rivers and doing jumps.  It is also possible to take the Extreme terrain options for those who like a challenge.  The guided tours include safety briefings and groups are divided up to cater for all abilities. It is great fun in all weather types including rain.  This activity is suitable for children aged 12 years and over.

If the children are too young for Quad Bikes how about Horseriding? This is a suitable activity for children 4 years and older and is also possible to enjoy at the same property.  You do not need any experience for Horseriding. 

Thunderbolt snorkel tours have a turbo-charged, combination aluminium hull and inflatable speedboat. This is the fastest and only JET BOAT tour operating out of Cairns that gets you to your snorkel site on the inner reef in only 30 minutes.  Speeding through the sea at 70kmh giving you time to enjoy four hours of snorkelling.  Children over 120 cm tall can participate. 

Cable Ski Cairns is a relatively new attraction to Cairns and is very popular with tourists and locals.  This purpose built lake is one of only three such water parks in the country.  Waterskiers, wakeboarders and kneeboarders speed around the lake attached to a 10 metre-high cable system that drags them at speed in sweeping circles.  Basic instruction is included and all are welcome.  Special equipment is available for children.

One of our local Cairns Beaches, "Yorkeys Knob" is a great location for kite-surfing and has developed a huge following for this sport with many passionate kite-surfers showing off all weekend.  Make sure you visit Yorkeys Knob on a windy weekend afternoon to see the spectacular colours and amazing tricks.  Yorkeys Knob is the perfect beach as it receives constant SE tradewinds during the winter months from April - October. 

If you are interested in learning how it is done Chris who owns Kite Rite can teach you how to kite surf safely.  It is possible to do a 2 day course and learn how to be safe and in control over the 10 hour certificate course.  This can be done at your own pace if you have more time.  Chris also has a license to take people kiting on the Great Barrier Reef.  Improve your strength and get a real buzz on the water in Cairns.  This activity is not suitable for young children. 

There are many very pretty little escapes to take the children in a car from Cairns for an afternoon or morning. 

A 15 minute drive from Cairns city is Crystal Cascades.  This is a beautiful water with many areas where you can sit in the dappled rainforest sunshine on a warm rock and occassionally immerse your self in the freezing rainforest waters.  It is beautiful and refreshing.  The waters rise and fall with the seasons subject to the rain but are always running.  This could be an easy afternoon trip. 

A 15 minute drive from Cairns city is also Lake Placid.  Lake Placid has some jumps from rocks in the lake below that is very popular.  It is a more populated and not as serene area to visit but is popular for kayaking and having a big swim as opposed to just sitting in a natural waterfall taking in the surroundings. 

The Cairns Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes is also a lovely place to visit.  It is free entry and there are many beautiful gardens with bridges and walkways and flowers to look at with the Botanical Gardens.  There is also a cafe here open for breakfast, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.  There is parkland and boardwalks and a playground at the Centenary Lakes.  There are also free council BBQ's here and it is an easy spot to enjoy. 

A very pretty drive is to head up to Lake Morris.  This is about 35 minutes driving to get here through a narrow and winding road and you will see the Cairns Water Reserve which sits at the top of the mountains behind the city.  The drive gives you some lovely views over the city and you feel the temperature change as you climb up and through the rainforest.  This is a very popular ride for bike riders so please drive very carefully at any time of the day.  There is a little bit of loose gravel on the road and it is not a highway so take care.  At the top there is a wonderful view that really does look like a feature film and a sweet little cafe where you can order a devonshire tea.  There is also a small childrens playground and a free BBQ facility.  This is a very easy afternoon drive and enjoyable for all. 

Most people take the Train and Skyrail to Kuranda as getting there is 90% of the fun.  However, Kuranda is a very pretty little village and it is only a 30 minute drive from Cairns city.  The village has many cafes and attractions and if your budget does not allow for the train and skyrail or you do not have the time to do the whole day it is a very nice drive with lovely views over the city.  Locals sometimes pop up for breakfast and buy gifts in the local shops here.  Artists have been drawn to this area and Kuranda has a stimulating artistic community.  There are parks and playgrounds and this is a very family friendly destination.  Some of the photographic art stores feature dramatic shots of nature that everybody can enjoy.

If it's a windy afternoon take the teenagers out to Yorkeys Knob.  We have a passionate kite-surfing community in Cairns and windy afternoons become a festival of colourful kites at Yorkeys Knob only a 15 minute drive north of the city. 

Or, if you prefer a coffee to soak up paradise drive to Palm Cove only a 30 minute drive north of the city.  Palm Cove Watersports hire out kayaks and other wind blown water toys if you want to get out amoungst it.  The Angsana has a superb absolute beachfront restaurant and bar called Far Horizons where you can enjoy the most perfect tropical setting while the children have a little frolic on the beach in front with no road inbetween.  There is a surf lifesaving club here. 

Go a little further and head up to Ellis Beach.  Ellis Beach does not have a bus service from Cairns so you will definitely need a car.  There is a very popular caravan park here and the beach itself is excellent.  When you are swimming in the ocean here you look straight up to the enormous high mountains directly behind the beach and it is a picture of perfect paradise.  Ellis Beach has a cafe where you can order a meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It is not upmarket and sometimes has bands playing on a Sunday afternoon.  There is also a surf lifesaving club out here. 

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and Yorkeys Knob all have swing parks for kids and free council BBQ's.  These beaches are also great swimming beaches.  Another very popular pastime is to throw in a line.  The kids love to have a fish and sometimes they may even catch something.  At Trinity Beach there is a rocky walk with many interesting crabs and shells and water pools to look at.   

Holloways Beach is only a 10 minute drive from the city and has a beachy bohemian rustic cafe with good hearty food and a very child friendly atmosphere.  You could pop out here for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.  It's all alfresco under the trees and is fine at any time of the day.  Holloways Beach is a local community that has not yet been developed by tourism.  

A day driving on the Tablelands includes visits to popular and pretty sites such as :

* Taking photos at the Curtain Fig Tree
* Looking at the platypus in the river near Yungaburra
* A visit to Lake Eacham and a swim and possibly a BBQ or just a lay down on the grass
* A visit to Lake Barrine for a little lake boat cruise and a Devonshire Tea
* A wander around the village of Yungaburra 
* A visit to the Tinarro Dam Wall
* Visiting the excellent display of gems and crystals and stones in general at the Gem Museum in Mareeba
* Taking a photo of the superb Milla Milla falls
* Enjoying a meal or afternoon tea at the Mungali Organic Dairy
* Visiting a coffee plantation and picking up some supplies
* Visiting a cellar door winery or distillery and having a tour
* Keep an eye out for roadside stalls and farm gate sales as you drive around
* We generally have strawberries, roses, gerbera's, tropical fruit and bananas etc;

If you are staying overnight we have a Drive in movie theatre on weekends at Mareeba.