Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

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Great Barrier Reef
Cruise, snorkel or fly above the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef & 1 of 7 natural wonders of the world
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Family friendly
Make sure to try these activities and adventures suited for the entire family!
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Adrenaline Rush Activities
Get your heart racing in the tropics with these incredible experiences!
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Tropical rainforest wonders
Explore the remote tropical paradise & World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation
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Why people love Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

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Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Day Tour from Cairns
This was the best group tour i have been on . Thanks to our guide Simon and Tim . Our group of 10 would have been a handful for anyone else but Simon was so knowledgeable he had everyone captured on every word. Thank you to you to Tim for being the best driver and keeping us all safe on those corners. Very well put together Active Tropic Explorer we will be back !

Top sights in Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

Known as the world’s gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the perfect destination for travelers seeking some sun and sea! Though the city offers a multitude of attractions on the water, such as snorkeling and visiting Fitzroy Island, it also has an endless variety of activities on land - for instance, you can check out the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. With its luxury resorts & hotels, charming souvenir shops, cozy bars, and tour offices everywhere, you’ll never run out of things to do in Cairns.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

With its stunning views of the city and the rainforest, it’s no surprise that the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is one of the top tourist attractions in Cairns. After you board your gondola, you’ll glide over toward the jungle’s canopy, where you’ll witness the majesty of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. The attraction also offers an audio tour through the app, an optional upgrade to a cable car with a glass floor, and a train ride back to Kuranda to see the rainforest up close.
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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Travel in style by taking the Kuranda Scenic Railway, a unique rail journey that takes you through the Wet Tropics, a world-heritage rainforest that’s millions of years old! During the trip, you’ll enjoy the beautiful sights of nature as you pass by striking waterfalls tumbling into ravines and lush greenery teeming with wildlife. You’ll also get to know more about the rainforest and the railway’s history with the English commentary on-board. For the best experience, get a window seat for uninterrupted views.
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Rainforestation Nature Park

Learn about Cairns’ local flora and fauna at the Rainforestation Nature Park! Located within the Kuranda forest, you’ll get to meet some of the country’s most popular animals like kangaroos, koalas, and crocodiles. You’ll also explore the rainforest with a guide aboard an authentic World War 2 Army Duck and witness indigenous Australians as they showcase a traditional dance, a spear presentation, and perform with the didgeridoo. An optional buffet lunch is also available at an on-site restaurant should you wish to try out some Australian cuisine.
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Barron Falls

If you’re not sure what to do in Cairns during a day off, try visiting Barron Falls to see one of the most beautiful views in Australia! The falls can also be seen aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the scenic train route, but you can also drive to the falls and explore the attraction’s walkways and glass-bottom viewing platform for a better view. Though the falls are spectacular year-round, it’s at its best during the wet season (November - March) when the falls are fuller.
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