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$115.00
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Foaming Fury - Half Day White Water Rafting Barron River

Foaming Fury

The only way to experience pristine rainforest, crystal clear rivers and breathtaking scenery is to take a white water rafting trip with an experienced company like Foaming Fury. The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It’s fun, exciting and exhilarating, s...

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$145.00

Northern Experience Waterfalls, Rainforest & 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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$219.00
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SMALL PERSONAL GROUP| 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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$117.00
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Kuranda Train & Skyrail

Cairns Tours

Your day begins with the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views as you wind your way up to quaint village of Kuranda. There is plenty of time to explore, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. Then it’s time to board Skyrail Rain...

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Cairns Aquarium

Cairns aquarium

The Cairns Aquarium is a world class venue for seeing and interacting with the incredible plants, animals and habitats found in two adjoining World Heritage listed areas, The Wet Tropics Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. Follow the journey of a drop of rain as it descends from the mountain rang...

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$80.00
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Palm Cove Kayak Turtle Tour

Palm Cove Kayak Turtle Tour

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Come on our Kayak Turtle Tour. We are open daily for tours. We head off from the south end of Palm Cove and paddle out to Double Island from there. Once we are over there, it's an incredible experience. There are mangroves to explore, coral reef to paddle ove...

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Cairns Horse Riding Tours

Blazing Saddles Horse Riding & ATV from Cairns

Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse-riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now located only 10mins from both Cairns and Northern Beaches. Well suited to even the most time conscious visitor and is perfect for a soft adventure activi...

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$109.00
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Jungle Surfing in the Daintree

Jungle Surfing

Travel to Cape Tribulation and experience this exciting activity, all in one day! Jungle Surfing is a unique and exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the world-renowned Daintree Rainforest – a fun, educational, fully-guided, all-weather activity where your feet don’t touch the ground. Fly...

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Sunlover Arlington Reef Day Tour

Sunlover Arlington Reef  Day Tour

Arlington Reef is one of the largest and healthiest reef systems in the Great Barrier Reef having been untouched for 20 years. A direct 90 minute cruise takes you from Cairns to our refurbished Arlington Reef Marine Base. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and activities, it is the ideal way...

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$529.00
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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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Passions of Paradise Cairns

Passions of Paradise Full Day Reef Tour

Passions of Paradise is a true local company and is one of the few in Cairns that is still owner operated. We provide an unforgettable, highly customer focused tour of the Great Barrier Reef to small groups of like minded guests who are looking for a unique personal Cairns Reef tour experience. The...

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$245.00
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1 Day Rainforest and Reef Tour

Discovery Tours Australia

Tours all in 1 Day - Rainforest & Island Reef. Travel in small group comfort on an exclusive 4WD Rainforest & Waterfall Tour. Enjoy 2 hour’s island time on this magical Great Barrier Reef Island.

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$84.00
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Green Island Ferry

Travstar.com

Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 27km offshore from Cairns, and one of the most popular destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for visitors coming to Far North Queensland. A ferry trip to Green Island only takes 45 minutes, it...

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$395.00
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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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$535.00
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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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$45.00
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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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Ocean Freedom Cairns

Ocean Freedom | Cairns Reef Day Tour

Cruise Ocean Freedom and explore the Great Barrier Reef on a simply superb day tour experience. 2 great destinations – the crystal clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and “Wonder Wall”- a truly magnificent snorkel and dive experience on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. 6hrs to exper...

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2 Day Reef & Rainforest Package

2 Day Reef & Rainforest Package

Over 2 action-packed days, you get to experience the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise & Dive aboard EVOLUTION, then explore the wonders of Cape Tribulation and the famous Daintree National Park with a Full Day Starter PAK Tour. Upgrade to a Deluxe PAK to include a Beautiful lunch at Cape...

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$136.00
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Barron Half Day Rafting

Barron Half Day Rafting

Book Barron White Water Rafting direct from $136, perfect for first time rafters with tea and coffee served at the end of the trip. This afternoon Cairns Tour is only 20 minutes from Cairns, with no rafting experience necessary. Perfect for anyone 13 years and older looking for a fun afternoon of ad...

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$84.00
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Located only 45 minutes from Cairns, Fitzroy Island was once part of mainland Australia and is located just off the coast. Fitzroy Island half day trips $84, or spend a full day for $89 on the Great Barrier Reef. Come and see why Fitzroy Island is the favourite Great Barrier Reef holiday destination...

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$295.00
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Cooktown tour from Cairns

Cooktown is one of Australia's bucket list destinations. An epic 4wd journey through World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest to historical Cooktown. Experience our natural and cultural heritage...... Locally owned, Adventure North Australia operate tours from Cairns and Port Douglas. The return...

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$259.00
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Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co.

Scenic Balloon Flight | Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co

Come fly with us in Australia’s most reliable flight location, Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Experience the thrill of a Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. flight from $259, with champagne breakfast included and options to package and save with a Skyrail, Kuran...

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$62.00
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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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Blazing Saddles Horse Riding & ATV Tours

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 environmentally 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 Condition...

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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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Divers Den - Cairns

Deep Sea Divers Den

Established in 1974, Divers Den is Cairns longest established dive company specialising in Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trips, Liveaboard Trips and PADI Dive Courses. In 2017 we have expanded into Port Douglas with our newest vessel AquaQuest and a brand new retail store. Whether you're a first-ti...

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$1,550.00
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3 Day Cooktown, Daintree & Outback 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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$255.00
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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming

Discover the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people with Adventure North Australia. No other operator unveils the mysteries of both the traditional fishing and gathering grounds of Cooya Beach and the UNESCO World Heritage Daintree National Park in one incredible day tour. Wander through lush Ra...

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$39.00
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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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Paronella Park & Mamu Tropical Skywalk 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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$85.00
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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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$80.00
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & 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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$40.00
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Snapping Tours River Cruises

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Come on board Snapping Tours and experience the world heritage listed wet tropics. Our tours give you the opportunity to learn more about the history and biodiversity of the Innisfail area, together with spotting a variety of wonderful species that call the Johnstone River home. Our tour guides will...

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$55.00
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Spirit Of Cairns

Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise Boat. Luxury 26m catamaran. Also available for parties and functions. Locally owned & operated. Boarding our sailing catamaran at the Marlin Marina, you’ll enjoy an evening of calm water cruising on Trinity Inlet, taking in the sights and sounds of this tropical p...

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$89.00
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Cairns Segway Tours

Cairns Ninebot Tours

The first and only guided Cairns Segway Tour! Experience the sites of Cairns the best way possible on a 90 minute scenic segway tour in control of the next generation Ninebot device! Zoom through the Centenary Lakes and and the botanical gardens, discover salwater creeks and mangrove swamps whils...

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Cairns Aqua & Wake Park

Cable Ski Cairns

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 a sense of achievement...

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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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$1,359.00
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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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$18.00
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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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$2,460.00
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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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Babinda Kayaking

Babinda Kayaking

Kayak down the gently flowing waters of Babinda Creek. A pristine, crystal clear mountain stream teeming with fish, turtles and the elusive platypus. Take on a couple of mini rapids (or ripples) along the way, stop on a secluded beach for some lunch and a swim, then float downstream to your pick-...

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$120.00
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Night Sky Secrets Astronomy Dinner Tours

NightSkySecrets Pty Ltd

Join our unique tours and delve deep into the hidden mysteries of the Southern Sky! A never to be forgotten journey of the night sky! ** The Official 2019 Tour Season is now underway & we are taking bookings ** Join us under the clear Dark Tableland Skies to discover the hidden mysteries of t...

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$48.00
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Visit Kuranda - Bus Up / Bus Back

Visit the beautiful Village of Kuranda, nestled amongst pristine World Heritage Listed Rainforest. Sit back and relax as our knowledgeable and friendly guide gives an entertaining interpretation of the region and points of interest along the way. On the return journey by coach we make a brief stop a...

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$100.00
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Port Douglas

The resort town “Port Douglas” is one that must be visited! It is a shoppers’ paradise in FNQ, especially on every Sunday when the Market is on! In mid-day we arrive the biggest zoo in Cairns. Famous for the Croc Attack Show and many more!

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$125.00
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ATV Half Day Tour

Once-in-a-lifetime ATV Buggy Adventure and Rainforest experience. Visit the most pristine World Heritage Rainforest only a stone's throw from Cairns by riding your very own ATV 4 Wheel Buggy. No experience required! Family Friendly! Perfect way to add some excitement in Cairns.

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$125.00
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Hummer Rainforest Tour

Visit the most pristine World Heritage Rainforest only a stone’s throw from Cairns in our H1 Military Hummer. You will have chance to see the amazing tree giants and fruit tasting (seasonal). You will even have a chance to spot native wildlife including the normally elusive Cassowary (World’s 3rd la...

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Daintree Rainforest, River Cruise & Mossman Day Tour

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation,  & Mossman Day Tour

Join Cairns Tours for a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.

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$216.00
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Daintree Walkabout

Down Under Tours

A unique full day tour to the world heritage Daintree region, including a Dreamtime Gorge Walk at Mossman Gorge with an Indigenous guide. Relax and let your experienced driver/guide take care of the details.

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$98.00
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Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Hartleys Creek Crocodile Park

Take a half day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland! There is ample time to explore this wonderful park, including the Wetlands Cruise through the Melaleuca wetlands; domain of the saltwater crocodile. Take in the Crocodile Attack Sh...

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Bungy Jumping & Minjin Swing Cairns

Down Under Tours

As the innovators of modern day Bungy, AJ Hackett prides itself on developing and running the world’s most exciting, adrenalin pumping challenge for any thrill seeker. Set in lush tropical rainforest of North Queensland, AJ Hackett Cairns has been Bungy Jumping for almost 20 years, offering a jump m...

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$90.00
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Aussie Drifterz Rainforest Tubing Tours

Foaming Fury

Come and relax with Aussie Drifterz on the best value tour in town – tube through rainforest tree tunnels, make natural face paints, swim or just chill out. Tube through natural tree tunnels, freshwater snorkel, make natural face paints, swim or just chill out - it's the best value tour in Cairns! C...

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Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Active Tropics Explorer

The ultimate range of ‘active’ Cape Tribulation day tours and overnight tours. Visit where the reef meets the rainforest, the world famous Daintree National Park and participate in an Indigenous ‘Welcome to Country’ and Smoke Ceremony at the stunning Mossman Gorge. Ability to add a range of other ad...

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Kuranda Wildlife Parks

Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail

The Kuranda Wildlife 3 Park Pass includes entry to the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, all located in Kuranda ‘The Village in the Rainforest’. This exciting combination will give you the chance to cuddle a koala, get close to a kangaroo, see and feed one of t...

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Green Island Cairns

Green Island Ferry Cairns

Green Island is a nature lover's paradise. There's fun for the whole family at this beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site. Only a 45 minute journey from Cairns, Green Island features a unique reef and rainforest environment, t...

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Great Adventures | Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Travstar.com

Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and/or dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the su...

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Reef Magic Day Tour

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Reef Magic Cruises operate day trips direct from Cairns to the Marine World activity platform located on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Join us for the day and Experience The Magic for yourself. Marine World pontoon on the Outer Reef offers a full range of facilities and activities on-board. The po...

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Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cairns

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cairns

Step back into the Great Barrier Reef's Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers, on a day tour to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a unique educational Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world's oldest living culture and the stories Traditio...

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$549.00
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Sunlover by Starlight

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There isn’t a more quintessential Australian experience than sleeping outside in a swag, under a billion stars – so how about stargazing while floating on a pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. This once in a lifetime overnight reef stay, at Moore Reef Pontoon is located on the Great Barrier...

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Sunlover Fitzroy Island Transfers

Sunlover Fitzroy Island Transfers

Departing daily from Cairns Marina, a short 45 minute ride in our air-conditioned catamaran will take you to the tropical paradise of Fitzroy Island. Fitzroy Island is favourite trip for Cairns' locals with 99% of its landscape covered in lush tropical rainforest as well as granite outcrops, open wo...

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Sunlover Moore Reef Experience

Sunlover Moore Reef Cruise

With cruises departing daily from Cairns, our state-of-the art Moore Reef Marine Base is perfectly positioned and fully equipped so that any age or ability can fully experience the magic of the reef with its abundance of colourful coral, fascinating fish, turtles & more. With 4 HOURS REEF TIME to...

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Cairns Zoom | Rope Course

Cairns Zoom

The Cairns Zoom is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, situated in the heart of Cairns City. Test your strength and bravery on more than sixty-five different crossings over two height levels, encompassing a climbing wall, log bridges, tunnels, swinging beer keg...

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Tropic Wings Kuranda Tours

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Have you ever wanted to explore one of the world’s oldest rainforest? Kuranda tours with Tropic Wings are the best way to get up and personal with the Kuranda rainforest and the animals which live in it. We offer daily Kuranda Tours, allowing you to explore picturesque tropical rainforest nestled...

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Tropic Wings Cape Trib Tours

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Ever wanted to explore the beautiful beaches and tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland? A Tropic Wings Cape Tribulation tour is the best way to get up close and personal with the Daintree rainforest. Our tours include stunning scenic coastal drives, personal experiences with animals at the Wil...

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$440.00
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Coral Sea Dreaming Dive, Snorkel & Sail

Coral Sea Dreaming

Short on time and looking for a more personal Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkeling cruise? Allow us to welcome you aboard Coral Sea Dreaming for a 2-day 1-night live aboard reef sleep. With access to 30 exclusive moorings including the best of the outer Great Barrier Reef, we are sure to e...

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Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park is located in Far North Queensland, amidst the Kuranda rainforest. We are an all-weather attraction, home to the Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park.

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Hot Air Ballooning Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning

Float in a hot air balloon above the Cairns Atherton Tablelands, including a delicious champagne breakfast. 20 years' experience flying over the Mareeba Valley with over 300 sunny days per year. Magical and exhilarating balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands.

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Cape Tribulation Go Wild Day Tour

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The best of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, with guided walks, lunch and guaranteed wildlife spotting at our immersion exhibit, Wildlife Habitat. You will also have the opportunity to look for wildlife in the rainforest and on the Daintree River throughout the day.

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$84.00
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Raging Thunder | Fitzroy Island Ferry

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Fitzroy Island is only 45 minutes from Cairns and is one of the most unspoilt islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, strolling through the National Park rainforest walking tracks, or for the more adventurous hiker, discover breathtaking views of the is...

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Ocean Spirit Cruises

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Set sail aboard a 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran for a day to remember with a wide range of activities. Michaelmas Cay is a unique reef environment. Be active and enjoy all included activities - snorkel, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver's view of the reef, watch the fish feeding and d...

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$264.00
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Quicksilver | Great Barrier Reef Tour

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's wave piercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance... Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where yo...

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Evolution | Great Barrier Reef Experience

Evolution Reef Tour

Adventure awaits when you cruise from Cairns onboard the fastest, award-winning luxury vessel “EVOLUTION” for the best value tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an adventure filled day. Snorkel, enjoy multiple Introductory or Certified scuba dives or join a Semi-Submarine Tour exploring two...

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Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under

Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under

Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy all our full day tour inclusions including snorkelling, lunch, sun bathing plus your choice of either an Introductory dive or Certified dive. In the afternoon, you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation...

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Daintree, Cape Tribulation & 4WD Bloomfield Track

Daintree, Cape Tribulation & 4WD Bloomfield Track

Billy Tea Safaris is a locally owned operator, which operates small personalised tours to Cape Tribulation. Your naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal culture, which will ensure you day will be a memory of a life time.

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Chillagoe, Mareeba, Aboriginal Rock Art & Australian Outback

Chillagoe, Mareeba, Aboriginal Rock Art & Australian Outback

Chillagoe Caves & Outback including Granite Gorge and Aboriginal Rock Art! Billy Tea Safaris is a small locally owned operator. Custom built 4WD vehicles with a maximum 16 passengers per vehicle. Naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal cultur...

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Best of the Cairns Tablelands Tours

Best of the Cairns Tablelands Tours

Best of the Cairns Tablelands highlights include Herberton Historical Village, Coffee Works, Australian Platypus Centre & Smokehouse Cafe, Mt Uncle Distillery and the Curtain Fig Tree. Spend the day exploring the high-country west of the Cairns city, sampling local produce in the food bowl of Tropic...

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Grand Kuranda Experience

Grand Kuranda Experience

Experience a full all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. This is a full day inclusive of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Gondola Cableway, some free time in the village to visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then transferred to Rainforestation to watch the local indigenous Pamagirri...

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Train Skyrail & Rainforestation

Train Skyrail & Rainforestation

Looking to visit Kuranda from Cairns? Our Kuranda Day Tours are perfect for the budget traveller! Choose from a range of iconic Kuranda activities including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Rainforest Army Duck tour, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, Koala & Wildlife Park & Kuranda Village.

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Big Cat Green Island

Big Cat Cruises

The Big Cat Full Day Green Island Tour departs Cairns at 9am and returns at 5pm. You have the option to include Snorkeling Gear, Glass Bottom Boat, Buffet Lunch & a Semi-Sub Tour. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral gardens, Green Island offers the best elements of the tropics...

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Silverswift Cairns Reef Trip

Silverswift Cairns Reef Trip

Departing daily from Cairns... Silverswift is ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. This is an active day all about being in the water for your dive or snorkel adventure of a lifetime!

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SeaQuest | Cairns Reef Day Trip

SeaQuest Cairns Reef Day Trip

Offering the opportunity to spend a full day on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef with unlimited snorkelling and/or the chance to do 2 SCUBA dives per day. Visit 2 stunning Great Barrier reef locations with all equipment included. Our professional and friendly crew will ensure that you have a fanta...

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ReefQuest | Cairns Reef Day Trip

ReefQuest Cairns Reef Day Trip

Purpose built and award winning, our vessel ReefQuest boasts 3 large sun decks, 2 air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy access in and out of the water. Whether you are a Snorkeller, first-time SCUBA Diver, or already Certified Diver, we invite you to jo...

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AquaQuest | Port Douglas Reef Day Tour

AquaQuest  | Port Douglas Reef Day Tour

AquaQuest is a brand new custom built luxury dive and snorkel vessel being introduced to Port Douglas. She is fully equipped with the most modern and state of the art facilities including Nitrox. As the newest vessel in Port Douglas she will give passengers an unrivaled comfort with the best experie...

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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...

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...

Jarramali Rock Art Tours

Join us for a unique, Aboriginal cultural experience, exploring the Quinkan Rock Art sites found among the sandstone escarpments around the small town of Laura, Nth QLD, Guided by friendly, Kuku Yalanji traditional owners. Tour transport options: 1. Tag along in your 4WD. 2. Picked up from Cairns,...

Aussie Drifterz

Aussie Drifterz

Come and relax with Aussie Drifterz on the best value tour in town – tube through rainforest tree tunnels, make natural face paints, swim or just chill out. Tube through natural tree tunnels, freshwater snorkel, make natural face paints, swim or just chill out - it's the best value tour in Cairns! C...

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...

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. Trinity Beach Water Sports provide a fantastic range of water activities for the kids (and the big kids) including water trampolines, inflatable play set...

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...

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...

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...

Speewah Equestrian Centre

The Speewah Equestrian Centre is located only minutes from Kuranda, an easy drive from both Cairns and Mareeba. We are a fully facilitated and family friendly horse riding school, & equine training facility with a stable of 12 horses & ponies varying in sizes. We cater for adults and children alike,...

Fish Tales Charters

Fish Tales Charters

Fish Tales Charters- Estuary, River & Reef Sports Fishing Adventures from Cairns in Far North Tropical Queensland, Australia. Fish Tales Charters operate in three of the best fishing locations in North Queensland: the Cairns Inlet (also known as Trinity Inlet), Russell River/ Mulgrave River and now...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

KUR-Cow Farm

KUR-Cow farm is a working Cattle station located in the rainforest where travelers can interact with Pasture Feed cattle and Equestrian environment and experience close encounters for all families to enjoy.

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...

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of th...

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

Babinda Kayaking

Nestled in the Valley between Queensland’s two highest mountains is Australia’s wettest town, Babinda. Permanently flowing mountain streams provide the rare opportunity to experience the beauty of Mother Nature’s Masterpiece. Kayak down the gently flowing waters of Babinda Creek. A pristine, cryst...

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...

Close-Up Birding Adventures

Let locally born and bred guide David “Chook” Crawford lead you on your trip of a lifetime in Australia's incredible Far North Queensland. From the misty green highlands of the Atherton Tablelands, habitat of many endemic and sought-after species such as Golden Bowerbird and Fernwren, to the hear...

Cantata Studio

Cantata Studio is the inspiration of international photographic artist, Toni Rogers. The art studio is situated in the lush tropical highlands of Kuranda in Far North Queensland. The perfect environment for peace, tranquility and creativity. Toni Rogers' art is available for sale and includes Cards,...

Cairns Adventure Cruises | That's Awesome

Cairns Adventure Cruises | That's Awesome

Cairns Adventure Cruises on board 'That's Awesome'! This is a 1 hour 'Calm Water' exploraton of the Cairns Harbour, Inlet and Wetlands. This area, particularly around Admiralty Island, has interesting features including an abundance of wildlife, the chance of spotting wild crocodiles and some great...

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...

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...

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...

The Crystal Caves - Fascinating Facets

The Crystal Caves - Fascinating Facets

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...

Cairns Urban Walking Tours

Cairns Urban Walking Tours offers walking tours in the city of Cairns which highlight the history, culture, food and art in the region. You will be surprised at what you discover and learn (tourists love the tours and locals love them too!!!).

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...

Bush Turkey Bungalow

Located only 800 metres from the beautiful Barron Falls, Bush Turkey Bungalow offers good accommodation in Kuranda. An exotic fruit, birdwatcher & nature lovers paradise. Located close to Cairns and 3 km from Kuranda & just 800 meters from Barron Falls and the giant Penda trees. Close to hik...

Cairns Catcha Crab

Catch a Crab

Welcome to Cairns Catcha Crab, do you want to experience the real wet tropics?Cruise the far north's pristine waterways teaming with life and catch a feed of fresh Mud Crab. Bask in the natural beauty of the Cairns Tropical surroundings and come face to face with the most diverse range of flora and...

NQ WaterSports

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 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...

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...

Duck About Tours

Watch for the Big Splash!

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. Is it a bus? Is it a boat? Funny to say but YES! It is both!! Highlights • A super-fun ride in our unique amphibious bus • Check out Cairns City and Harbour w...

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...

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...

Snapping Tours

Snapping tours offers unique and picturesque cruises along Innisfail’s Johnstone River, allowing you to experience the wonderful biodiversity of the local area; the world heritage listed rainforest. We specialise in wildlife tours, with our main attraction being crocodile sighting. You will spot cro...

Barefoot Tours

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 a...

Copperlode Fish and Kayak

Copperlode Fish and Kayak commenced operation in October 2015. We offer fully guided SUP and kayak tours, unguided kayak hire and guided fishing charters. Copperlode Dam is surrounded by world heritage listed rainforest and offers unprecedented and exclusive access to some of the most amazing wildl...

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...

What'SUP Cairns

If you want to walk on water then you need to get into Stand Up Paddle. Stand Up Paddle or commonly known as SUP allows for a whole new world of exploration, fitness, adventure and family fun. Whether you want to cruise Far North Queensland’s beautiful beaches, paddle the freshwater inland waterways...

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...

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...

Cairns Harbour & Sunset 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...

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 Segway Tours

Cairn Segway Tours

Next generation Segways are so easy to ride you will be up and going in a matter of minutes. Cairns segway tours start on the Cairns Esplanade, we then cruise to Cairns Salt Water creek, lined with mangrove swamps and into the Botanic Gardens & Centenary Lakes. There is a wide variety of tropical...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wooroonooran Safaris

Wooroonooran Safaris

Our company, Wooroonooran Safaris is a dedicated family business devoted to high quality rainforest tours with a personalised service. Our naturalist tour guides present a wealth of knowledge about this region's wonderful fauna and flora. In 2005 we won the Australian Tourism Export Council's Excell...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

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.

Ports Horse Farm

Cow Bay Horse Rides

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 horse course like the professional riders or just relax riding on one of the beautiful horses.

Alfy Tours

Alfy Tours specialise in providing some of the Melbourne Iconic One Day Tours to small groups. Our emphasis is on the personalised, attentive service that ensures high customer satisfaction and puts smiles on the faces of our guests. Our aim is to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction t...

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...

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....

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...

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings is the longest established coach operator in Cairns. Locally owned and operated, it offers full day touring programs, exploring all the wonders of the Tropical North. The most popular tourist destination is Kuranda, including the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Au...

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.