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Our Suggestions for great things to do and see around Cairns




Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises Big Cat Green Island Cruise

You can explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Tropical rainforest when you visit Green Island with Big Cat Cruises.  Departing daily from Cairns, it's a short cruise in a modern air-conditioned catamaran to the unique Green Island.  There are activities everyone can enjoy from rainforest boardwalks, strolling the sandy beaches, snorkelling, reef coral viewing, diving and more.

Great Adventures Great Barrier Reef Cairns Cruises Great Barrier Reef Adventure with Great Adventures

The Outer Great Barrier Reef is a world like no other, with beauty that will take your breath away.  Let Great Adventures take you to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a fast catamaran cruise where you can relax or take part in a number activities.  There are so many things to do at their reef activity platform such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, coral and reef fish viewing and more.

silverswift-cairns-great-barrier-reef-trip Silverswift Dive & Snorkel Adventures

If you are looking for the Great Barrier Reef adventure of a lifetime then Silverswift can help you!  Their daily cruises from Cairns take you to 3 different Outer Great Barrier Reef sites.  Explore the coral and spectacular marine life, your senses will be overloaded when you swim, dive and snorkel in these amazing locations.

skyrail-rainforest-cableway Skyrail + Kuranda + Train + Transfers

Glide above lush tropical rainforest in a Skyrail Rainforest Gondola, stopping along the way to stroll the boardwalks and explore.  Arrive in Kuranda, known as the village in the rainforest, where you can simply relax or visit some of the many tourist attractions including the famous Kuranda markets.  After free time in Kuranda it's time to catch the historic Kuranda Scenic Train back to Cairns.

Ocean Spirit Cruises Great Barrier Reef Sailing Boat Ocean Spirit Sailing

Board the luxury Ocean Spirit sailing catamaran and set sail from Cairns to Michaelmas Cay, a very unique part of the Great Barrier Reef.  Spend your day exploring the Great Barrier Reef by snorkelling, swimming or perhaps aboard their semi-submersible coral viewing boat.  Or you can relax on the golden sandy beaches of the cay.

cairns-tropical-zoo-koalas-aussie-wildlife Cairns Tropical Zoo Entry

Aussie animals galore!  The Cairns Tropical Zoo is a far north Queensland wildlife park that you will be so glad you visited.  From koalas & kangaroos to birds and reptiles, there are so many animals to see and interact with.  They have daily shows and presentations as well as amazing wildlife displays.  There are so many photo opportunities.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in Cairns have Australia's best exhibitions of tropical plants.  Entry is free and the gardens are open every day.  The Cairns Botanic Gardens is home to a wide range of diverse plant and animal life, making this a place with many opportunities for photography.  There are 97 acres to explore  Walks and guided tours are available.

Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon

The Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon is a tourist attraction in itself. The Cairns Esplanade offers many recreational facilities and free fitness activities.  The Cairns Lagoon is free and safe to swim in all year round, especially popular in the summer months.  This area has something that everyone can enjoy such as scenic boardwalks, Skate Park, children’s playgrounds, live entertainment and landscaped gardens.

Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park

Explore a beautiful part of the tablelands on a mountain bike at the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park, the landscape and views are just stunning, with great weather all year round .  There are a number of trails you can discover and most are suited to beginner mountain bike riders.   This bike park is great for downhill, freeride and dirt jumping.