One Of The Seven Natural Wonders Of Our World

Cairns offers so many things to do and things to see it's a holiday maker's paradise, bursting at the seams with attractions and tours and things to do that showcase this remarkable pristine World Heritage preserved part of the world. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is breathtaking as is the surrounding Daintree rainforests and waterfalls from the Atherton Tablelands to Mission Beach and up to Cooktown

Cairns Attractions

Cairns attractions rank as some of the most original and exciting tours in Australia today. Golden sunny beaches flanked by the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests and the Cairns Great Barrier ReefCairns is a region that literally has it all! Friendly locals provide a setting for exploration and fun that very few other places in the world can offer.

From a mesmerizing Aboriginal cultural tour to cuddling an Australian Koala to swimming with Dwarfe Minke Whales on the Great Barrier reef there is so much to do and see for the whole family on your holiday in Cairns.

Cairns in Tropical North Queensland Australia offers tours sightseeing and attractions to suit all age groups, nationalities and all demographics

Cairns Welcomes Tourists

In the last few years Cairns has become a more sophisticated livable city with brand new infrastructure to attract visitors from all over the world and provide a relaxing place for tourists and Cairns locals to enjoy all the tours and natural attractions of Cairns and the surrounding region. Cairns Esplanade, once a huge grassy park, now features a world-class facility incorporating an outdoor amphitheatre, a large sandy swimming pool lagoon that can take 1,000 swimmers, grassy picnic areas, waterfront exercise tracks with gym workout benches along the way, free public barbeques, children's playground, shops and restaurants, an environmental interpretation centre and a Cairns Great Barrier Reef Cruise departure terminal. But Cairns city is only really the international airport hub to the regional tourist attractions, there are so many amazing things to do and see from Mission Beach to Cooktown and in between.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tours

Can't wait to get to Australia's Great Barrier Reef from Cairns or Port Douglas? Have a look at the fantastic Cairns and Port Douglas cruise options above.

Cairns and Port Douglas are the closest ports to the best snorkel and dive locations on Australia's Great Barrier Reef with the longest boat journey to the Outer Barrier Reef being one and a half hours from Port Douglas with entertainment provided on the way. If you like you could even take a helicopter flight to the pontoons if you do not wish to travel by boat.

Other holiday destinations like the Whitsundays take a bit longer to get to the outer parts of the Great Barrier Reef and the prices are generally cheaper in Cairns and Port Douglas due to the close proximity of the reef that keeps operational costs down. Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef and Cairns Great Barrier Reef are some of the finest reefs you will find in the World.

Sightseeing Tours And Attractions

You'll never be bored in Cairns Tropical North Queensland, there are so many things to do and things to see. Cairns is known as the adrenaline capital of Australia for daredevils who like a bit of action and adventure. You can be snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns and from Port Douglas  within 45 minutes or white water rafting down a raging river in under 20 minutes. Take a sailing tour to a tropical island, or go skydiving from 14,000 feet down onto the beach, go fishing for barramundi, enjoy a Daintree Rainforest Tour - our tours and activities are unlimited! 

How about some more Cairns Activities to keep you occupied!

Well there is more. Cairns Attractions is your extensive guide for all the things to do in Cairns and things to see Tropical North Queensland showcases a range of the best tours and activities in and around Cairns. We aim to make this website a helpful tool for people planning a holiday or wedding in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, also for locals who live in the area who needs some new ideas for weekend activities.

Cairns city has a nightlife that caters to everyone, from partying single travelers to families seeking a peaceful retreat. Thumping Nightclubs, Casino that features live bands, Dinner Cruises, Dinner Shows, waterfront dining overlooking the large boats in the Cairns Marina, or just sitting back on the tranquil waterfront esplanade and admiring the view of the Trinity Inlet are just some of the popular options in Cairns city. Opposite the Cairns Esplanade is the Cairns Night Markets, which showcase local and indigenous artworks, tourism trinkets and good food seven nights a week. Adjacent to the Cairns Esplanade is The Pier shopping centre and Shangri-la hotel, a large tourist-friendly mall containing more local shops in air conditioned comfort selling popular Australiana products.

The benefits of holidaying in Cairns Tropical North Queensland do not rest with the important fact that there are a larger and more exciting variety of things to do and see and more attractions in this area than most. Another bonus is that attractions in this area are within very close proximity to each other. Cairns is the centre of the action. There is no better place to base your holiday if you intend to see Cairns Tropical Far North Queensland.

Cairns Attractions Food & Dining

If you love gourmet food and enjoy dining in exclusive places then you'll love the locally grown fresh produce that is on offer here in the tropics.

Due to our year round near perfect weather conditions you can just about put a stick in the ground and grow a tree by the next week the grounds are so fertile.

The Great Barrier Reef is abundant with fresh seafood and the Atherton Tablelands are known as the green grocer's fruit bowl and every single type of Australian and Asian exotic fruit and vegetable is found here and delivered fresh daily to restaurants all over the Cairns region.

Some other Atherton Tablelands specialties are the organic dairy farms and organic fruit and vegetable farm and the boutique wineries and coffee plantations. Here is your opportunity to try some food and beverage that you have never seen or heard of before. You never know you may just find some vegetables the kids actually like here in Cairns.

Cairns – Port Douglas – Palm Cove

Cairns are known as the number one tropical destination in Australia for weddings due to its year round balmy weather and natural scenic beauty.

Another major attraction of Cairns for destination weddings is the plethora of tours, activities and things to see and do in the region.

Most people have the iconic Great Barrier Reef on their wish list as a definite place to visit and explore along with the World Heritage Rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

The Cairns beaches offer beautiful backdrops for palm fringed beach weddings and the quaint chapels on the waterfront and beachfront in Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas are always in high demand for more traditional white weddings with a casual tropical twist.

Wedding guests just love it when they receive that invitation to a wedding in Cairns as it gives them a good excuse to take a holiday at the same time and enjoy some of the tours and attractions in the region together with the couple and all of their other invited family and friends.