Tours and Attractions

In Tropical North Queensland, your days and nights can be as adventurous or as relaxed as you like. Cairns boasts more than 600 tours showcasing the most exciting, amazing and unique attractions of the region from the reef to the rainforest, beaches and outback.

In Tropical North Queensland your days and nights can be as adventurous or as relaxed as
you like. If you want to find plenty of activities to get your heart racing you have come to the
right place.

Take a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of
the World. The amazing contrast of colours is something that is best experienced from the
air. Other sights from the air include, Cairns, Green Island, Double Island, Palm Cove,
Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Batt Reef, Tongue Reef and Port Douglas.

You can find some of the best white-water rafting rapids in Australia on the Tully and
Barron River, the best way to experience pristine rainforest, crystal clear rivers and breathtaking scenery. Tackle grade two to four rapids, try cliff jumping and rapid swimming.
Do a half-day of tubing on the Mulgrave River and float through small, fun rapids on
professional twin chamber tubes.

Cairns offers a number of amazing wildlife experiences where you can meet koalas,
wallabies, kangaroos, exotic fish, endangered bird species and colourful butterflies.

The Wet Tropics is home to about a third of Australia’s 315 mammal species, of those,
13 are found nowhere else in the world. They include unique Green Possums, Ringtail Possums, Fierce Marsupial Cats, Rare Bats, Tree-Kangaroos, a Rat- Kangaroo, Melomys and Antechinus.

If you want to get wet, take a dip in the picturesque Lagoon, a 4,800 square-metre salt-water pool that offers year-round swimming on the Esplanade in Cairns CBD.

Surrounding the Lagoon are parklands with tropical gardens. This is the perfect spot to take a stroll, BBQ yourself a lunch, go biking or simply enjoy a picnic.

Offering almost two kilometres of landscaped parkland with a restaurant strip on one side and the harbour inlet on the other you can relax on the grass and soak up the sun or dine in one of the many restaurants. The choice is yours.

  • Ride Cairns

    Welcome to Tropical North Queensland, the only place where you can ride through World Heritage-listed rainforest, tackle trails designed to challenge world champions or cruise alongside the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.   We have a range of unique and accessible mountain biking tracks and trails to explore for the adventure seeker and recreational rider alike.   […]

  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia – an all weather experience in the heart of Kuranda which is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies. View a number of stunning tropical butterflies, including the stunning electric blue Ulysses and the breathtaking green and yellow Cairns Birdwing. Join us […]

  • Rainforestation Nature Park

    Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest, this unique tourist attraction is situated five minutes travel from Kuranda Village, and half an hour from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. This eco-friendly attraction has three unique experiences: Army Duck Tours through the rainforest on both land and water; the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience with a […]

  • Great Adventures

    Departing daily from Cairns, Great Adventures operates a range of exciting, ecotourism-based cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and tropical Green Island. Choose from a full or half day visit to the reef and rainforest-clad Green Island just 45 minutes by fast catamaran from Cairns, or a full day cruise to a spacious activity platform […]

  • Food Trail Tours

    Enjoy a unique food and wine experience traveling from Cairns to the amazing Atherton Tablelands. Visit Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, at Lake Barrine and the Curtain Fig.   Travel off the beaten track, onto small family farms. Tour plantations and hear the stories behind regional foods, from paddock to plate. Excite your taste buds as you savour the flavours offered by the producers.   This day tour visits a […]

  • Birdworld Kuranda

    Discover the friendliest and cutest Australian wildlife at  Birdworld located right in the heart of Kuranda Village.   Birdworld Kuranda is a free-flight walk through exhibit allowing visitors to interact with a spectacular collection of birds from Australia and around the world.   Birdworld boasts a large and very colourful collection of native and exotics […]

  • Kuranda Koala Gardens

    Discover the friendliest and cutest Australian wildlife at Kuranda Koala Gardens located right in the heart of Kuranda Village.   Kuranda Koala Gardens give you the opportunity to see some of Australia’s most unique wildlife up-close, including wallabies, gliders, quokkas, wombats, lizards, snakes and freshwater crocodiles. Take the opportunity to cuddle a koala and receive […]

  • Tjapukai Cultural Park

    Located in Cairns, Tjapukai has been sharing the authentic culture of the local Djabugay people for the past 28 years, providing employment opportunities for their people and giving performers immense pride in demonstrating their culture.   More than 3 million people around the world have discovered how to “shake a leg” by joining in traditional […]

  • Sunlover Reef Cruises

    Departing daily from Cairns Marina, Sunlover Reef Cruises is honoured to share the wonder of The Great Barrier Reef with you from the new deluxe activity pontoon at stunning Moore Reef. You won’t find a better value Outer Reef adventure with this many activities and inclusions packed into one day.   Arlington Reef-Your Great Barrier […]

  • Compass Cruises

    Escape for an unforgettable day to the great Barrier reef on-board Compass Cruises Cairns best reef tour. Snorkel at two different locations among set fantastic coral formations teeming with colourful tropical fish and an abundance of exotic marine life.   Relax on the huge sundeck, see the reef from the glass bottom boat or go […]