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Top 10 Things to Do in Cairns
Cairns is Australia's playground with a bounty of outdoor attractions for nature lovers and adventure-seekers of all ages. The coastal city in Far North Queensland is a gateway to tropical rain forests and the legendary Great Barrier Reef. Don't miss a thing with this curated list of top 10 things to do in Cairns that will leave you with a wealth of experiences. Interact with Australian wildlife, ride a hot air balloon, have fun at the beach and get to check off UNESCO World Heritage sites!
1. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef from up above or down below with diving, cruising and flight activities.
2. Spend a day with Australian flora and fauna in Cape Tribulation, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and the UNESCO-listed Daintree National Park.
3. Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for dramatic, uninterrupted views of Queensland's lush Kuranda rainforest.
4. Explore the Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda with an army duck tour, a Koala & Wildlife Park visit and more.
5. Enjoy marine activities in the crystal clear waters of Fitzroy Island including snorkeling, sea-kayaking or cruising on a glass-bottom boat.
6. Make a beach getaway to Green Island National Park, a protected coral cay area located within the Great Barrier Reef.
7. Conquer the rapids with an adrenaline-pumping river rafting adventure in Tully River or Barron River.
8. Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures where you can cruise the wetlands and see crocs in their natural habitat.
9. Admire the unique landscapes of Queensland from a Cairns hot air balloon ride or glimpse upon the Atherton Tablelands and the Australian wilderness.
10. Discover Australia's rich Aboriginal culture with the Rainforestation Nature Park Pamagirri Experience or a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
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  1. Cruise through the crystal clear azure waters of the Great Barrier reef on a Catamaran to the white sandy beaches of Michaelmas Cay. Spend your day on the island while trying out fun ocean activities!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD153.54

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Embark on an underwater adventure in the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Hop on board the Tusa 6 and dive at one or two reef sites with an experienced instructor guiding you as you glide along the reef.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD203.31

    Daily
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Journey to Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation on this jam-packed tour. Meet Aussie animals at Wildlife Habitat, cruise the Daintree River and go on a guided rainforest boardwalk. Enjoy scenic coastal views from the Alexandra Lookout.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD122.69

    Daily
    10 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Escape the city for a day and discover the natural wonders of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Wet Tropics. Explore this nature kingdom and interact with the rich biodiversity of the region.
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    From USD129.70

    Daily
    10 - 15 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Explore the unique rainforest village of Kuranda on this full-day tour. Arrive at the Rainforestation Nature Park where you will visit the Koala and Wildlife Park, ride the amphibious Army Duck and watch Pamagirri Aboriginal dance performances.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD170.36

    Family Discount
    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Visit the Kuranda Village and Rainforestation Nature Park. Enjoy guided tours of the Koala & Wildlife Park and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Then, explore the rainforest aboard an amphibious Army Duck and watch a Pamagirri Aboriginal performance.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD178.07

    Daily
    10 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Create your own adventure at Rainforestation Nature Park and choose a combination of activities from the Army Duck Rainforest Tour, Koala & Wildlife Park, and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

    From USD25.24

    Daily
    2 - 7 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Explore all that Fitzroy Island has to offer on this full-day tour. Opt to go snorkeling in top sites such as Nudey Beach, or cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat through the island's clear waters and enjoy its natural beauty at your leisure.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD80.62

    Daily
    (morning)
  9. Embark on a morning tour of the beautiful Green Island. Upon arrival, you can choose to snorkel off the beach, explore the island forest or simply soak up the beauty of the clear waters aboard a glass bottom boat.
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    From USD82.73

    Family Discount
    Daily
    4.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Escape the city and step into paradise on this full-day tour to Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Go snorkeling, relax on the beach or see marine life from a glass bottom boat.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD102.36

    Family Discount
    Daily
    8.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Head out on a thrilling adventure of rafting at Tully River. Enjoy impressive views of Tully Gorge National Park while rushing along the white rapids that can be enjoyed even by beginners.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD118.48

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Experience the thrill of rafting across the Barron River. Spend your afternoon paddling on the rafts and sliding through the moderate rapids which can be enjoyed even by beginners.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD85.53

    Daily
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. Go on a beautiful coastal ride to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, the largest zoo in Cairns, then explore the rich history of the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD108.67

    Family Discount
    Daily
  14. Hop on a hot air balloon for a scenic ride over Cairns. Take flight and look out over the vast Australian wilderness. Keep an eye out for roaming wildlife, especially kangaroos, while up in the air!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD182.28

    Daily
    4 - 5.5 hour(s) (night)
  15. Catch an early morning flight aboard a hot air balloon in Cairns. Watch as the sunrise washes over Atherton Tablelands from your vantage point above the clouds. Admire amazing views of the cityscape and even some Australian wildlife.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD189.29

    Daily
    4.5 - 6 hour(s) (night)
  16. Learn about one of the world's oldest surviving cultures at Rainforestation Nature Park. Experience Pamagirri Aboriginal traditions and arts through lessons, performances and demonstrations.

    USD15.42

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Get acquainted with the rich history of the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Enjoy vibrant performances or learn how to throw a spear on this half-day excursion.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD59.59

    Family Discount
    Daily

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