What to do in Cairns ?
Great Barrier Reef
2,300km of coral & other marine life
The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands
Visitor centre, walkway & canopy tower
Tropical, lowland rainforest with a visitor centre, a 10m-high aerial walkway, and a canopy tower.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a 7.5-kilometre scenic cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area north of Cairns which has won
Kuranda Scenic Railway
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a name for the railway line that runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to the nearby town of Kuranda. The tourist railway snakes its way up the Macalister Range
Cape Tribulation, Queensland
Rainforest beaches & reef access
Cape Tribulation is a remote headland and ecotourism destination in northeast Queensland, Australia. A coastal area within Daintree National Park, it offers a combination of rainforest and beaches
Palm Cove, Queensland
Reefs, beaches, crocodiles, and snorkeling
Palm Cove is a beach community in Far North Queensland, Australia located 27 kilometres north of the city of Cairns. It is named after the palm trees that line the beach. At the 2006 census,
Snorkeling, beach, reef, and jellyfish
Fitzroy Island is a continental island out from Djujbirri, 29 km south-east of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is a large tropical island, with a rainforest covering and its own fringe coral
Barron Gorge National Park
Waterfalls, rafting, walking, and rivers
Barron Gorge National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1,404 km northwest of Brisbane and 2 kilometres from Kuranda. Barron Gorge is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Flecker Botanical Gardens
Botanical garden and garden
Flecker Botanical Gardens is a heritage-listed botanic garden at Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1886 to 1960s. It is now known as Cairns
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Cairns Tropical Zoo was a 6-hectare tropical zoo in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It had a small collection of native and introduced species and was a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association
Rainforest, waterfall, and castle
Paronella Park is a heritage-listed tourist attraction located at Mena Creek, Queensland, Australia, 120 kilometres south of Cairns.
Rainforestation Nature Park
BBQ lunch buffets & tropical gardens
Veggie and BBQ buffets at 2 outdoor venues set in the lush tropical gardens of a nature reserve.
The Barron Falls is a steeply tiered cascade waterfall on the Barron River located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia.
Daintree National Park
Protected mountain rainforest & beaches
Biodiverse national park with gorges, mountainous rainforest, and beaches, plus camping and hiking.
Ellis Beach, Queensland
Ellis Beach is a locality in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. It lies on the Coral Sea. At the 2006 census, Ellis Beach had a population of 30. The five-kilometre strip of Ellis Beach is
Lake and camping
The Tinaroo Dam, officially the Tinaroo Falls Dam, is a major ungated concrete gravity dam with a central ogee spillway across the Barron River located on the Atherton Tableland in the Far North
Fitzroy Island National Park
Fitzroy Island National Park is a gazetted protected area covering Fitzroy Island, in Far North Queensland, Queensland, Australia. Fitzroy Island is a continental island located 22 kilometres
Trinity Bay is a large bay in the Coral Sea off the east coast of Far North Queensland, Australia. The Mossman River discharges into the bay. At one time the Mulgrave River also entered the bay
Crater Lakes National Park
Lakes, rainforests, and nature
Crater Lakes is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1367 km northwest of Brisbane. The park contains two volcanically-formed lakes, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. Both lakes have walking
Davies Creek National Park
Camping and waterfall
Davies Creek National Park is in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,392 km northwest of Brisbane, 20 km south-west of Cairns. The park is located on the Atherton Tableland within the Barron River
Russell River National Park
Camping and parks
Russell River is a national park in North Queensland, Australia, 1352 km northwest of Brisbane. The park protects a coastal strip between the sea and the Russell River. It is part of the Coastal
Cairns Convention Centre
The Cairns Convention Centre, selected the World’s Best Congress Centre in 2014 and 2004, is a convention and entertainment centre in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Russell Island in North Queensland is part of the Frankland Islands which form Frankland Group National Park, 30 km north-east of Babinda, and south-east of Cairns. A Queensland Parks and Wildlife
Normanby Island in North Queensland, Australia is part of the Frankland Islands 30 km north-east of Babinda, and south-west of Cairns. The Frankland Islands are teeming with permanent and migratory