The Cairns region contains more activities than even the locals can hope to enjoy in one lifetime, so we could not possible list every activity available to Cairns' visitors.
Instead, we have carefully selected some of Cairns' highlights; both for the adventurous spirit and the more calm.
The following activities are not quite tours and not quite attractions; they can all be completed in a day, and can be enjoyed as a spur-of-the-moment decision.
Adventurous Cairns Activities
Over 300 days of sunshine, plenty of space, friendly locals, and the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest and Great Barrier Reef side by side, it’s easy to see why Mother Nature chose Cairns and Great Barrier Reef to be the international hub of adventure holidays and home of nature’s theme park.
You can be one of the thousands of keen, fun-seeking travellers who flock to her theme park each year and swim, snorkel and dive on the Great Barrier Reef among thousands of colourful fish and coral just off the coast of Cairns.
Eco-certified and tour providers, who often generate their own electricity, water, temperature control and organic produce, operate throughout Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region so you can comfortably get back-to-basics and enjoy a truly unique, sustainable, eco-adventure.
Or maybe you would prefer to see a fire show before you drift over the Atherton Tablelands in a hot-air balloon and then touch-down for breakfast with a lion, tea with a cassowary or lunch with a crocodile?
Choose your own adventure in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef! - Click on the adventure experiences below to find out more.
Thrilling jump high above the rainforest for $125.
Wet, wild and crazy on the Tully River for $155.
Jump out of a plane and land on a beach for $265.
See the Cairns Great Barrier Reef like a fish would for $190.
Cairns Activities for Families
Holidays are for most spending time relaxing with your family. We've found some great Cairns activities for families to enjoy together. Have a look at the following:
Cairns Horse Riding Gallop through the Aussie bush & rainforest for $93.
Cairns Wildlife ParksGet up close to the wildlife of North Queensland.
Crystal CascadesSwim in a natural rainforest waterhole with a waterfall.
More activities to come...