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Cairns & Surrounds

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If you care about the planet, then you care about this place. In Cairns and surrounds, you’ll find the oldest living rainforest in the world, more biodiversity than scientists can study, and the largest coral reef ecosystem in existence. Not only does this place have it all, here you’ll find it bigger, better, and more spectacular than anywhere else on the planet.

From scuba diving in the world famous Great Barrier Reef, an absolute hotspot of biodiversity, to exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest, with prehistoric creatures and trees abound, Cairns and the surrounding areas are absolutely abundant in adventure and breathtaking nature. If you’re looking for the journey of a lifetime, wonderful native wildlife, and immense cultural significance, Cairns is the place to be.

It is also the adrenaline capital of Australia and the perfect spot to get your thrill. Skydiving, white water rafting, bungy jumping, or a fun party night out on the town, accompanied by the ever lush environments of the tropical north – this place is truly unbeatable.

Daintree Rainforest

So about that tropical rainforest you have heard so much about – it’s called the Daintree Rainforest, and it’s the oldest rainforest in the world. In fact, the wet tropics up here are 80 million years older than the Amazon. Though there’s no dinosaurs, there are some relatives of them which are still breathing, such as the cassowary and crocodiles. The saltwater crocodiles living in the Daintree are the largest known to man, growing up to be 6m hyper-carnivorous beasts.

It’s also home to Cape Tribulation, a gorgeous beach with a tragic past, and the only place in the world where two World Heritage Sites meet – the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef. No trip to the Daintree is complete without see the tropical Cape Tribulation. With so many different mammals, birds, reptiles, and plants this place is the modern day equivalent to the Ark. Attenborough calls it the most extraordinary place on Earth.

Atherton Tablelands

Dramatic. Dividing. Jaw dropping. We’re talking about the Atherton Tablelands of course. As part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, this area is full of remarkable mountains, jaw dropping views, and luscious waterfalls that are all set 1000m above the Great Barrier Reef. Babinda Boulders and Lake Eacham offers refreshing dips surrounded by luscious nature, and Milla Milla Falls is sure to take your breath away. Amongst the volcanic crater lakes, forests, and wetlands, you can also find an abundance of cuteness and fluffiness. Tree kangaroos, king parrots, and platypus all like to call the tablelands home. With a cooler climate than much of the tropical, why not add some contrast to your trip and check out the Atherton Tablelands.

The Great Barrier Reef

It’s bigger than the UK. Bigger than Switzerland. It’s bigger than the Netherlands. In fact, the Great Barrier Reef is bigger than all three combined. It’s actually a whopping 2,300km long. To give some context to this, that means it stretches approximately the same length as the coastline from Vancouver to Mexico. You can see why they call it great.

Home to over 400 types of coral, 1600 species of fish, six out of seven turtle species, 30 species of whale and dolphin, and one of the most important dugong populations on the planet, this place has a more complex ecosystem than anywhere else on earth.

We have a bunch of epic tours that take you out to the reef, from chilled snorkelling day tours, first time scuba diving, or liveaboard adventures – we have it all. Check out some of the best ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef below.

Mission Beach

One of the last great surprises that exist on the east coast, Mission Beach. Secret swimming holes, dreamy vibes, genuine charm, and voted one of the best skydives in Oceania. Famed for being one of the most scenic jump locations in the world, you’ll be accompanied on your way down with stretches of beach that seem to last forever with lush tablelands and rainforest.

Port Douglas

A little bit of Hamptons, a little bit of Florida Keys, but this tropical haven remains undeniably Australian. Nowhere blends cruisy thongs and T-shirt lifestyle with upscale elegance quite like Port Douglas (Diju). One minute, you could be wandering through the Sunday markets sipping a coconut or local cane juice and the next, it’s margaritas and tapas on a breezy verandah as the sun sets over the marina. Situated north of Cairns and acting as a gateway to the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas is the quieter alternative to the city, but has a wide range international flavour to it.

Though it is small, Port Douglas offers heaps to do whether you are looking for a short vacation, extended holiday, or a great spot to bust out your regional work for you 462 visa holders. Walk the length of 4-Mile Beach, head out into nature to neighbouring waterfalls, find yourself a exquisite adult beverage at Barbados for sunset or at Jimmy Rum’s to feel like you are in a back alley bar in a city, take a catamaran sail around the peninsula, or hang out at Rex Smeal Park to check out the fire performers during the evening.

Cairns & Surrounds Tours

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Aboriginal Experience Kuranda Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Kuranda Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Dive into authentic Aboriginal culture with a premium package including an Aboriginal Art Workshop and immersive experiences led by knowledgeable guides.

  • Premium Guided Tour
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Visit Kuranda Village
  • Wildlife & Nature Park
Exclusive Reef Access Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel, offering exclusive access to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Outer Reef
  • Indigenous Guide
  • Informative Commentary
  • Option for Scuba Diving
Unique Experience Rainforest River Tubing Half Day Tour

Rainforest River Tubing Half Day Tour

Explore the stunning Far North Queensland with a half day Rainforest River Tubing tour, for the perfect mix of tranquility and adventure.

  • Half Day Guided Tour
  • Stunning Gorges
  • Rainforest Backdrop
  • Fun For The Whole Family
Outer Reef Moore Reef Pontoon Day Tour

Moore Reef Pontoon Day Tour

Escape on an unforgettable journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where the underwater wonders of Moore Reef await on an epic snorkelling adventure.

  • Pontoon Day Tour
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Heaps of Activities On Board
  • Buffet Lunch Included
Island Adventure Green Island Day Tour

Green Island Day Tour

Escape to the emerald jewel of the Great Barrier Reef with a Green Island Day Tour and a choice of snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour, or both.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Tropical Island Paradise
  • Ferry Transfers Included
  • Incredible Snorkelling
Transport Only Return Ferry to Fitzroy Island

Return Ferry to Fitzroy Island

Hop on over to a paradise island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef with a quick 45 minute Return Ferry to Fitzroy Island, departing from Cairns.

  • Return Ferry Included
  • Beautiful Reef to Explore
  • Incredible Lookouts
  • Tropical Island
Choose Your Own Adventure Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Explore this tropical island and choose your own adventure on a Fitzroy Island day tour with the chance to snorkel, join a glass bottom boat tour, and more.

  • Ferry Included
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Snorkelling &/OR Glass Bottom Boat
  • Perfect For Nature Lovers
Online Only Deal Cairns to Sydney 19 Day Guided Group Tour

Cairns to Sydney 19 Day Guided Group Tour

Explore K'gari, Whitsundays, Magnetic Island, Lady Musgrave, Byron Bay, and more on this epic 19 day Cairns to Sydney Kookaburra guide group tour.

  • Authentic Indigenous Experiences
  • All Accommodation Included
  • Epic Wildlife Encounters
  • Highlights & Hidden Gems
Explore the Daintree Cape Tribulation Day Trip

Cape Tribulation Day Trip

Witness the best of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest with this incredible day tour, including a wildlife cruise and Welcome to Country Ceremony.

  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Wildlife Cruise Included
  • Welcome To Country Ceremony
  • Experienced Guide
Adrenaline Experience Tully River White Water Rafting Day Tour

Tully River White Water Rafting Day Tour

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you journey through grade 3 and 4 rapids through breathtaking gorge surroundings on the Tully River.

  • White Water Rafting
  • See The Rainforest
  • Eco-Friendly Adventure
  • Guided Group Tour
Favourite Intro Dive Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Sail away on the 32-metre luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit, for an unforgettable day filled with a heaps of activities to fully appreciate the unique reef environment of Michaelmas Cay.

  • Unique Reef Experience
  • Snorkel or Scuba Dive
  • Marine Life
  • Complimentary Drink
Backpacker Favourite AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this full day excursion with AquaQuest. Snorkelling or diving, get up close with amazing marine life.

  • Outer Reef Experience
  • Aquatic Life
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Lunch Included
Low Isles Diving 1 Day Silversonic Diving Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Day

1 Day Silversonic Diving Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Day

Silversonic is the tour from Port Douglas for those chasing elite level snorkelling, diving, and a premium experience day tour. As the fastest reef vessel in Port Douglas, you’ll be pleased to know the tour boasts 5 hours of actual time on the reef. You can expect some of Far North Queensland’s best reefs located at the Agincourt Ribbon at the edge of the outer continental shelf. The legends behind Silversonic are the Quicksilver Group. These guys have a whopping 23 exclusive reef sites to choose from. During your full day adventure, you’ll visit 3 of these unique reef locations…

  • Multiple Diving Sites
  • See Rare Aquatic Life
  • Qualified Dive Guides
  • Lunch Included
Sightseeing Experience Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail & Scenic Railway Combo

Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail & Scenic Railway Combo

Imagine a mountain village nestled high up in the rainforest overlooking a tropical town and out to the Coral Sea. Well, you just imagined Kuranda Rainforest Village. Kuranda is best visited with the one-way skyrail and one-way scenic railway combination. Experience incredible 360 degree panoramic views of the rainforest canopy as you glide across on the skyrail cable car. Make the most of the ranger guided stop off points and take a boardwalk through the forest. Now, if you’re not just in it for the jaw dropping views that people from far and wide visit for, you can expect to…

  • Visit Kuranda Village
  • Witness Beautiful FNQ Sights
  • Amazing Photo Opportunities
  • Enjoy A Cableway Ride
Wildlife Adventure Hartley’s Adventures Crocodile Day Tour

Hartley’s Adventures Crocodile Day Tour

If getting up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest saltwater crocs is what you’re after, but you don’t fancy wading through the Daintree River to find them, then look no further than Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Located just 40 minute drive north of Cairns and only 25 minutes north of Port Douglas, this is an absolute must do for anyone spending a few days up north. This conservation park is not just home to crocodiles, but also other iconic Australian wildlife, such as cassowaries, snakes, and koalas. Expect a huge lagoon teeming with giant crocs as you cruise…

  • Crocodile Experience
  • Fully Qualified Tour Guide
  • Amazing Photo Opportunities
  • Boat Cruise
Diver Recommended 1 Day Diving Reef Trip With Silverswift Cairns

1 Day Diving Reef Trip With Silverswift Cairns

Silverswift is the fastest vessel in Cairns so you must know what the means...more dive sites! Jump aboard for a fully day of top tier diving on the reef!

  • Tropical Buffet Lunch
  • Multiple Dive Sites
  • Exotic Aquatic Life
  • Certified Dive Instructors
Reef Diving Passions Of Paradise Diving Tour

Passions Of Paradise Diving Tour

No trip to Cairns would be complete without a trip to the reef. This day trip on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise is all about the marine life experience. Onboard Passions Of Paradise, you’ll find a captain, snorkel instructors, dive guides, and a marine naturalist. So, from start to finish you can expect to be well taken care of. You might even learn a thing or two. In the water, you’ll have access to high quality snorkel equipment and if you’ve never snorkelled before, or aren’t so comfortable in the water, you’ll be well looked after by…

  • All Gear Included
  • Great Value For Money
  • Multiple Diving Sites
  • Qualified Dive Instructors
Backpacker Favourite Cairns Activity Starter Package: 5 Days

Cairns Activity Starter Package: 5 Days

Our most popular starter package is this 5 day 5 night Cairns adventure package. This tour is perfect for meeting new people and finding your feed in the wonderful Far North Queensland. Cairns is an East Coast favourite for backpackers. This fun town is where people start or finish their East Coast adventure and, as a result, it’s full of amazing nightlife!

  • Atherton Tableland Nature Tour
  • Great Barrier Reef Diving
  • Explore Cape Tribulation
  • All Accommodation Included
Full Day Cruise 1 Day Reef Cruise With Down Under Cruise & Dive

1 Day Reef Cruise With Down Under Cruise & Dive

Down Under Cruise and Dive offer arguably one of the best all-round reef cruise day tours in Cairns. Boasting two different Great Barrier Reef sites in one day, this reef cruise will let you snorkel with a combination of classic reefy marine life and tons of wonderful coral. If you’re lucky, you might get to snap a selfie with a turtle! Now, while this tour is a through and through reef trip, it offers more than what initially meets the eye. If snorkelling and the option to add a scuba dive isn’t enough to tantalise your tastebuds, then for those…

  • Beautiful Underwater Sights
  • Experience Aquatic Life
  • Snorkel & Dive Gear Included
  • VIP Options Available
Bungy with Views Cairns Bungy Jump

Cairns Bungy Jump

Push your limits. Go further. Take the leap. Towering high above the rainforest, this jump is not for the faint hearted. Offering a 50-metre freefall with an optional water dip and a total of 16 possible jump styles, there is something for everyone. Whatever style or activity you are looking for during your jump, Skypark Cairns has you covered from tandem jumps, jumping with a bicycle, chair…the options are endless it seems. The park is also an all weather site so if you come rain or shine, you are still guaranteed to have the time of your life as you…

  • Bungy Jump
  • Experienced & Safe Guides
  • Tailor Made Viewing Platforms
  • Licensed Bar With Music
FNQ From Above Cairns Skydive

Cairns Skydive

If a visit to The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest isn’t on your radar and you’ve got your sights on something that’ll get your adrenaline pumping, then a skydive in Cairns might just be the thing for you. Skydiving in Cairns is a bucket list topping, once in a lifetime, must do experience. A scenic flight combined with rainforest and ocean views and a beach landing makes for one hell of a jump. Trust us when we say that a Skydive in Cairns is one of the best in the world. Only a short drive from Cairns CBD means…

  • 14,000ft Skydive
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Float Above Breathtaking Scenery
  • Latest Modern Parachutes
Beautiful FNQ Sights Mission Beach Skydive

Mission Beach Skydive

When you think of Mission Beach, you may think of a sleepy, hippie beach town with palm trees and quaint cafes. On the other hand, you may think about it as an adrenaline fueled beach town with everything from white water rafting to jet skiing. Well we definitely have you covered with all things adrenaline here at Happy Travels and Mission Beach is absolutely no stranger to it whether it be in the water, on land, or from above. Offering stunning views of FNQ, Skydive Australia offers and amazing tandem jump up to 15,000ft to look over the beautiful ocean…

  • 15,000ft Skydive
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Float Above Breathtaking Scenery
  • Latest Modern Parachutes
Waterfalls & Nature Tour Waterfall Wanderers

Waterfall Wanderers

Get off the beaten track and explore more of what Cairns and its surroundings have to offer. Channel your inner Indiana Jones and get exploring the magnificent Atherton Tablelands with the crew at Waterfall Wanderers. Spend your day swimming in the volcanic waterfalls and cruising through the ancient rainforests like a true explorer. Enjoy a delicious pub lunch along the way with the rest of your group and guide. Get wet and wild at the famous Milla Milla Falls. Just don’t forget your camera! Listen to the tragic and chilling stories of spirits and love at Babinda Boulders. Sunset afternoon…

  • Informative Guided Tour
  • Wildlife & Nature Trip
  • Visit Historic Malanda Pub
  • Various Lookout Points
Waterfall Day Tour Uncle Brians Atherton Tablelands Fun Falls & Forest Tour

Uncle Brians Atherton Tablelands Fun Falls & Forest Tour

Atherton Tablelands is home to a series of cascading waterfalls, natural waterslides, volcanic crater lake swimming holes, and ancient rainforests. If you haven’t already got the gist of this, Uncle Brians Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls are absolutely not one to miss. You will fall in love. The biggest issues most people find are how to get there, who to go with, and the best company to guide the tour. Well, we think it’s hard to look past Uncle Brian’s and their Tripadvisor topping ‘Fun, Falls & Forest Tour’. The most popular and longest running adventure tour in Cairns is a…

  • Guided Transport Included
  • Explore the Atherton Tablelands
  • Swim in Amazing Waterfalls
  • Magnificent Ancient Rainforest
Online Only Deal Uncle Brian’s Waterfalls and Cape Trib Overnight Tour

Uncle Brian’s Waterfalls and Cape Trib Overnight Tour

This chart topping trip hit is number one on review platforms for a reason. This tour combines two of the highest rated products in Cairns. Uncle Brian's is any adventure travellers must do for tours departing from Cairns. Following the success of their 1 Day Atherton Tablelands Waterfall Day trip, the legends at Uncle Brian's have now combined their magnificent 1 Day Cape Tribulation & Daintree day tour and rolled it into one spectacular overnight experience. On this trip you will spend one full day exploring the Atherton Tablelands' waterfalls followed by a night at their On The Wallaby Accommodation…

  • Cape Trib + Atherton Tablelands
  • Waterfalls, Cruise & Canoe
  • Top-Rated Trip
  • Wildlife Tour
Budget Day Tour 1 Day Cape Tribulation Tour

1 Day Cape Tribulation Tour

Jump onboard a Cape Tribulation day trip with the legends at Tropic Wings and get out there and see the very best of Far North Queensland. Expect one of the very best scenic coastal drives with cutting views over the Coral Sea as you head deep into the Daintree Rainforest, one of the most ancient and beautiful sites of Australia, steeped in Indigenous culture/history. Take a journey into Mossman Gorge and partake in a stunning ‘Welcome to Country’ smoke ceremony with some of the traditional landowners known as the Kuku Yulanji tribe. Dive in for a swim in the crystal…

  • Tropical Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Guided Rainforest Experience
  • Lunch Included
  • Wildlife River Cruise
Online Only Deal Uncle Brian’s Cape Tribulation & Daintree Tour

Uncle Brian’s Cape Tribulation & Daintree Tour

This chart topping Uncle Brian's Cape Tribulation & Daintree Tour is number one on review platforms for a reason. If you don’t have a set of wheels and basic bush know-how, then you might not fancy venturing into the world’s oldest living rainforest on your own. This is where Uncle Brian’s action packed Cape Tribulation day tour steps in. Channel your inner Irwin as you roam through prehistoric habitats discovering some of the world’s oldest living inhabitants. Saltwater crocs and giant cassowaries patrol. You won’t find a better place in Australia to spot them. Get yourself a few pics along…

  • Informative Guides
  • Crocodile Adventure
  • Explore The Daintree Rainforest
  • Lunch Included
Learn to Scuba Dive 4 Day Open Water Dive Course in Cairns

4 Day Open Water Dive Course in Cairns

This open water dive course from Divers Den is exactly what you need to get you educated and experienced to become a pro diver in no time.

  • Learn To Scuba Dive
  • Dive With Rare Species
  • Two Full Reef Days
  • Multiple Sites Per Day
Open Water Course Pro Dive PADI Dive Course Cairns

Pro Dive PADI Dive Course Cairns

If you’re thinking about booking in your Open Water PADI Dive Course, we think it’s important to understand what you’re getting for your money. When we say that Pro Dive Cairns offers one of the most comprehensive Open Water PADI dive Courses on the planet, we aren’t making it up. You’ll find it difficult to find any experienced diver in the world who hasn’t heard of Pro Dive and their incredible reputation. Pro Dive is a world famous dive company that attracts experienced divers and snorkelers from all over the globe looking to hone their skills and explore the incredible…

  • Multiple Diving Locations
  • Experience Aquatic Life
  • Meals Included
  • Night Diving
Coral Sea Expedition 2 Day 1 Night Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

2 Day 1 Night Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

This 3 tiered, 35 metre catamaran, is one of the most well known dive boats out of Cairns. It boasts options for snorkelers, intro divers, and certified scuba pros! No matter what your level, you’ll find something here for you. Expect to explore up to 3 different dive and snorkel sites in the heart of the Barrier Reef. Turtles, reef sharks, and manta rays are regular favourites, so don’t forget your GoPro! Aboard, you’ll find a legendary crew that can’t do enough to make sure you’re having a great time. When you’re not in the water, you can relax out…

  • 3 Tiered Catamaran Vessel
  • Dive With Aquatic Creatures
  • Comfortable Lodging
  • Diving At Night
Liveaboard Reef Diving Diving Outer Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

Diving Outer Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

If you’re looking for an overnight reef trip then it’s pretty much impossible to look past the offerings presented by Pro Dive Cairns. Whether you’re a snorkeller, diver, or a first timer then they have arguably the best all-round liveaboard experience available. One of the key features of this tour, which separates them from the rest, is the small group numbers on each trip. You should expect to find no more than 32 passengers on each tour, giving you freedom in the water away from the crowds, and maximum time with the 6 onboard crew of snorkel and diving instructors.…

  • Liveaboard Dive Experience
  • Experience Aquatic Life
  • Snorkel & Dive Gear Included
  • Meals Included
Liveaboard Adventure Snorkeling Outer Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

Snorkeling Outer Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

If you’re looking for an overnight reef trip then it’s pretty much impossible to look past the offerings presented by Pro Dive Cairns. Whether you’re a snorkeller, diver, or a first timer then they have arguably the best all-round liveaboard experience available. One of the key features of this tour, which separates them from the rest, is the small group numbers on each trip. You should expect to find no more than 32 passengers on each tour, giving you freedom in the water away from the crowds, and maximum time with the 6 onboard crew of snorkel and diving instructors.…

  • Liveaboard Dive Experience
  • Experience Aquatic Life
  • Snorkel & Dive Gear Included
  • Meals Included
Sea Safari 8D7N Mike Ball Coral Sea Dive Expedition

8D7N Mike Ball Coral Sea Dive Expedition

If you want to get as far away from the modern world as possible, then why not get back to nature with this incredible 8 day 7 night ultimate liveaboard reef experience with the world class Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. This isn’t for the day trippers or holiday makers. This is for the through and through divers, budding underwater photographers, and true adventure hunters. Explore over 450 miles of untouched reef systems spanning across the far north outer section of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the world famous Cod Hole, or venture out into the remote Coral Sea for exciting…

  • Diving Expedition
  • Meals Included
  • Rare Aquatic Life
  • Underwater Photography
Low Isles Tour 1 Day Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

1 Day Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

Silversonic is THE tour from Port Douglas for those chasing elite level snorkelling, diving, and a premium experience day tour. As the fastest reef vessel in Port Douglas, you’ll be pleased to know the tour boasts 5 hours of actual time on the reef. You can expect some of Far North Queensland’s best reefs located at the Agincourt Ribbon at the edge of the outer continental shelf. The legends behind Silversonic are the Quicksilver Group. These guys have a whopping 23 exclusive reef sites to choose from. During your full day adventure, you’ll visit 3 of these unique reef locations…

  • Choose From 23 Reef Sites
  • Knowledgeable Guided Tours
  • Top Range Snorkel Gear
  • Experience Rare Aquatic Life
Island Day Tour Green Island Full Day Tour

Green Island Full Day Tour

This world famous coral island is formed over millions of years and is home to some immaculate reefs so expect insane snorkeling, crystal clear water, and regular appearances from the local turtles. This day trip boasts 5 hours of island time, so it’s perfect to find a spot in the shade, throw out the towel and relax. Alternatively the whole island is easily accessible on foot, so why not fill up your water bottle and take a walk on the quiet side. If you’re feeling adventurous, but don’t fancy wading in the water, then we’d highly recommend adding on a…

  • 5 Hours Island Time
  • Lush Natural Sites
  • Experienced Guides
  • All Underwater Equipment Provided
FNQ Scenic Flight Scenic Flight With GSL Cairns

Scenic Flight With GSL Cairns

This single engine cessna, purpose built to take you out over the Great Barrier Reef, offers up sensational views of the largest living reef site in the world. The 40-minute scenic flight will offer a perspective of the reef like no other. Taking off from just outside Cairns CBD, it’s the fastest and most spectacular way to see the Great Barrier Reef, without having to get wet. You can expect to fly out over magical Green Island on your way to the reef. Your pilot will execute low flying passes so you can look out for reef sharks, turtles, beautiful…

  • Guided Scenic Flight
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Sightseeing & Photo Opportunities
  • Witness FNQ From Above
Reef Snorkel Tour Silverswift Cairns 1 Day Snorkelling Trip

Silverswift Cairns 1 Day Snorkelling Trip

This vessel is the fastest boat in Cairns. In short, this means you get more time to explore three different exclusive dive and snorkel sites located on the Outer Barrier Reef. Expect to experience exquisite underwater coral and reef formations, home to thousands of tropical fish and marine life. In total you’ll get 5 hours of actual reef time – more than the rest. You can make your day extra special by adding in an Introductory or certified scuba dive. This is available as a fantastic optional extra but isn’t a booking essential. This super fast catamaran is also equipped…

  • Beautiful Underwater Sights
  • Experience Aquatic Life
  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Fastest Vessel In Cairns
Staff Favourite Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling With Passions Of Paradise

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling With Passions Of Paradise

No trip to Cairns would be complete without a trip to the reef. This day trip on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise is all about the marine life experience. Onboard, you’ll find a captain, snorkel instructors, dive guides, and a marine naturalist. So, from start to finish, you can expect to be well taken care of. You might even learn a thing or two. In the water, you’ll have access to high quality snorkel equipment and if you’ve never snorkelled before, or aren’t so comfortable in the water, you’ll be well looked after by the crew. If…

  • Snorkel The GBR
  • See Underwater Aquatic Life
  • Morning Tea & Coffee
  • Tropical Buffet Lunch Included

Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to go to Cairns?

The best time to visit Cairns is during the winter from April to September, coinciding with the dry season. Not only this time of year signal the end to the wet season, but the end of stinger season as well – a massive bonus for those looking to swim on the reef.

How do you get to Cairns?

You can fly into Cairns City from Australia’s other major cities or you can drive (usually about 19 hours from Brisbane). There is also the Spirit Of Queensland train, which runs about five times a week and takes 25 hours.

How many days should I spend in Cairns?

Cairns is a great place to start your tropical Queensland adventures. With more in terms of nightlife and shopping, it’s worth exploring and staying in Cairns for a day or two at least. You can also use Cairns as your homebase so you can explore Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda, Port Douglas, and the Daintree Rainforest.

Are there crocodiles in Cairns?

Yes. There are crocodiles located in Cairns and its surrounding areas. You will definitely be seeing some of these big fellas during your time in FNQ and they can be as big as 5m.

What is there to do near Cairns?

While there are plenty of options to do in Cairns and its surrounds, some of our favourites are definitely for the more nature inspired, including Millaa Millaa Falls, Atherton Tablelands, Cardwell Pools, Josephine Falls, and the Daintree Rainforest to the north.

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