THINGS TO DO
How could we cram all of the activities on offer in exciting Tropical North Queensland into one page? Well, obviously we couldn't.. any more than you could possibly cram them all into one holiday. Of course, you'll want to experience the Great Barrier Reef, but there's sooooo much more to do here than just snorkel and scubadive. There's rainforest to explore, world class fishing in our lakes and rivers, hot air ballooning, bungy jumping, white water rafting... Or maybe you're just out for a leisurely round of golf. No matter, I'll shut up and let you get on with it...
THE ENORMOUS RANGE OF ACTIVITIES ON THIS PAGE HAVE BEEN GROUPED TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO PLAN, RESEARCH AND BOOK YOUR PERFECT VACATION. YOU CAN ALSO USE THE EXPRESS MENU TO THE LEFT TO GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR CHOSEN ACTIVITY.
This is what most of you come here for, and we don't blame you. The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is arguably the largest living thing on the planet, and offers the best diving and snorkelling in the world. So come on in... the water's beautiful!
We know it's not always easy to find holiday activities that suit the whole family. That's why we've carefully stepped you through the whole range of family activities, so you can make your plans before you arrive. And don't panic, we won't break your budget.
White water rafting, four wheel driving, bungy jumping... the adrenaline is pumping already, isn't it? But there's so much on offer for the adventure seeker, that you won't possibly have time to do everything. But just how much excitement is enough?
Phew! Tropical rivers teeming with fish, world record black marlin being caught every year off the reef, and massive barramundi in our inland lakes, how to make sure we give you everything you need to know? This was a challenging task, but we reckon we've done it.
The hot air ballooning capital of Australia is just one hour inland from Cairns, on the lush Atherton Tablelands. And wow, once you've dived the reef, you'll be amazed when you see it from the air. It's the only way to truly appreciate the massive scale of the world's largest living thing.
WARNING! If you click here, you will want to add another week to your Tropical North Queensland vacation. Rainforest tours, adventure safaris, bus and coach tours, outback tours, motorbike tours, river cruises, diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef... I could go on and on...
Cruising on the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience... but you'll want to do it again! And of course, just a short drive north of Cairns is the Daintree River, where you can take a different type of cruise. Just remember to keep your hands inside the boat at all times! This is crocodile country...
Our Wet Tropics region is home to twenty percent of Australia's bird species, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. From the noisy Kookaburra to the elusive Cassowary, Tropical North Queensland is a birdwatchers' paradise. Got your binoculars?
What better way to experience the great Australian bush than on the back of a trusty steed along meandering forest tracks, with views out to the Great Barrier Reef? Or what about an early morning trot right there on the beach?
A round of golf takes on a whole new dimension when you're teeing off with views over the Great Barrier Reef, or when your course is disected by a huge tract of tropical rainforest. Oh, and that's not to mention the kangaroo hazzards! We have dozens of wonderful golf courses, just waiting for you.
With world class chefs, and a location right between the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the rich farmlands of the Atherton Tablelands, it should come as no surprise if the dining scene in Cairns will be one of the most memorable aspects of your trip. Check out our restaurant reviews!
After a tough day of snorkelling, horse riding, and white water rafting, you might think it's time to get some sleep. Hell no! There's be plenty of time for that once you get back to work. You're still on vacation, and you owe it to yourself. Come on down and party at some of Cairns' best bars, pubs and nightclubs!