Top Things to do in cairns for Mother's Day In Cairns

Show your appreciation for all the hard work she does by treating Mum this Mother's Day, Sunday 12th May! There is so much happening in Cairns to celebrate Mum so we have made it easy for you by listing what we think is the TOP 5 things to do with your Mum this Mother's Day!

Palm Cove Mothers day

#1 Breakfast In Palm Cove: While breakfast in bed is a classic favourite for mums, we also know that she loves to be taken out for a lovely breakfast and Palm Cove is the place to take her. Take a walk along the palm tree paradise taking in the breathtaking views of the coral sea while you check out the endless options for dining in Palm Cove. Where ever takes your fancy is bound to have stunning views, great food and strong coffee! After breakfast take mum to one of the nail or massage salons to let the pampering continue. 

#2 Breast Cancer Mothers Day Classic: Feeling active this mothers day? Join in for a great cause along the Cairns esplanade for the annual Mothers Day classic. You can choose to run or just take a stroll with mum and a group of friends either way it is all in aid of raising awareness and money for breast cancer research, a great charity event. Don't forget to wear your best pink get up! Registration can be found at

Mothers Day in Cairns

#3 Hot Air Ballooning: Up, up and away above the clouds! A breathtaking experience that every mum surely wants to tick off their bucket list. Float above the amazing atherton tablelands in the early hours of the morning taking in the rolling mountains, graciously green valleys and winding rivers. Give the gift of experience this Mothers day, she will never forget this special event!

Mum on the train

#4 Skyrail and Kuranda Train: Glide over on of the oldest rainforests in the world in the famous Cairns skyrail cart. Hop on and off the cart on the way up to Kuranda from Cairns to take a walk to view the mighty Barron River flowing or to explore the wonders of the rainforest. Take time to take a look around the Kuranda markets and treat mum to a cuppa and some lunch at one of the many cafes in the township. Jump aboard the Kuranda Scenic railway as you journey back in time with historic commentary as you wind down the original Cairns railway line back to Freshwater station in Cairns. Mum will love this jam packed day of majestic views, ticking off one of the major highlights of this region!

#5 Green Island with Great Adventures: Treat mum and escape to the Tropical Paradise that is Green Island. Great adventures boat will get you there from Cairns in around an hour. Take mum on a snorkelling adventure or if she fancies just sitting back above the water take her on the glass bottom boat to view the underwater world from above. Enjoy a stroll along the shore line, delicious meals and even a tropical cocktail to really top off her day. Green Island is the perfect way to treat you mum!