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Wildlife Attractions, Tours & Tropical Zoo

Wildlife Attractions, Tours & Zoos

Cairns is located between two of the world's most beautiful land and sea sanctuaries so there are a number of amazing and truly spectacular Wildlife Experiences that you can take part in. Meet koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, exotic fish, endangered bird species and colourful butterflies.

Start your day with a trip to the Tropical Zoo for breakfast and watch the wildlife frolic in their habitats and then at night visit the Cairns Night Zoo for a BBQ dinner where you can dine with kangaroos under the stars.

While you're up Far North Queensland you must take time to visit with a couple of crocodiles. They're big up here and offer a unique and a little scary croc experience! 

 

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Cairns Wildlife Attractions

Cairns Wildlife Dome

Book  Cairns Wildlife Dome NowCairns Wildlife Dome in your Zoo in the City! One of the leading zoos in Australia, Cairns Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit enclosed by a 20 metre high glass dome on top of Cairns’ iconic Reef Hotel Casino. Immerse yourself in a tropical rainforest environment watching birds such as parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets, doves and rosellas fly freely around you! Get up close to cute rainforest animals as they roam freely through their enclosures.

Hartleys Crocodile Adventure Park

Book  Hartleys Crocodile Adventure Park NowThis half day tour from Cairns will take you to the popular Hartleys Crocodile Adventures park - the best place to see crocodiles in tropical North QLD! This highly regarded wildlife park features not just the largest collection of crocodiles in captivity in Queensland, but also a huge array other animals such as snakes, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and much more - the majority of which you'll be able to touch for yourself. This tour will take you directly from your Cairns accommodation to the park.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Book  Rainforestation Nature Park NowAt the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, you'll get to experience indigenous culture, Australian native wildlife and World Heritage listed rainforest all on one site. The Koala & Wildlife Park lets you experience native Australian animals including crocodiles, wombats, dingoes, snakes, lizards, frogs, and the cassowary. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, observe the tiger quoll, or have your photo taken cuddling a cute koala, or holding a small crocodile (optional extra).

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Book  Australian Butterfly Sanctuary NowOne would think it wasn't possible to view over 1500 spectacular species of tropical butterflies in just 20 minutes but the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary offers guests just that. Walk through the biggest free flying butterfly enclosure and gaze upon the rainbow of colours these creatures make. The icon of the town is the Ulysses Butterfly which is a brilliant electric blue and make sure you also find the fluoro green and yellow of the Cairns Birdwing.

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Book  Kuranda Koala Gardens NowPerhaps Australia's most iconic animal, the koalas are at their best at Koala Gardens in the heart of Kuranda - the combination of animals and environment make for a great day out for both adults and families with kids alike!

Kuranda Wildlife Experience Combo

Book  Kuranda Wildlife Experience Combo NowThree enjoyable Cairns wildlife attractions for one low price - what's not to love? Visit all three of Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for one of the most comprehensive and best value wildlife experiences available in tropical north QLD.



Wildlife Experiences & Tours

14-Day Cape York Camping Tour

14-Day Cape York Camping Tour

More InfoCockatours is operated by Rossy, a local who has lived in Cape York for several years, and has ran ecology projects in the Cape for several years. Rossy's background in ecology, his passion for sharing history and his connections with Indigenous groups in Cape York present experiences and opportunities hard to come by elsewhere. As Cockatours is owner-operated, we have the flexibility to make spontaneous decisions for the best and there's always a small touch of adventure along the way somewhere. Most importantly, Rossy is compassionate and respectful and loves sharing his knowledge and the experience with everyone on board. We become a family on tour!

 

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

More InfoExplore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation with an expert naturalist guide. Traveling by a specially designed vehicle in small group of no more than 14 participants ensures a personalized experience.

 

Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns

Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns

More InfoSpend a morning or afternoon exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park. With an exclusive access pass you'll visit areas not open to the public. This tour is ideal for those with limited time and who want to escape the crowds. Traveling with a small group of no more than 13 participants ensures you’ll see some of Tropical North Queensland’s hidden gems with personalized attention from your expert guide. Morning tour only departs from Cairns and the afternoon tour departs from Cairns & The Northern Beaches.

The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.

 

Great Barrier Reef 30min Scenic Flight

Great Barrier Reef 30min Scenic Flight

More InfoGlide over Coral Islands such as Green Island, Arlington Reef, Vlasoff Cay and Koala Reef on 30min Great Barrier Reef scenic flight departing from Cairns. Enjoy unobstructed views with guaranteed window seats as you take in the stunning scenery with your professional pilot, an experience not to be missed.

 

Private Tour: Tropical Rainforest and Waterfalls Day Trip from Cairns

Private Tour: Tropical Rainforest and Waterfalls Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoChoose this private tour for you and 6 friends with all entrance fees, hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch included. On this private family friendly day trip through the tropical rainforest you'll see native wildlife in their natural environment, visit the best waterfalls in the mountains, be guided through the cool mountain rainforests with an informative, fun and friendly professional guide.

 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoThis personalised, small-group tour includes transfers from your hotel or port to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the rainforest before re-boarding the cableway to the Barron Falls.
View the magnificent Barron Gorge and Barron Falls and visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before reboarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. I will meet you there and transport you to Kuranda village in the rainforest (if you prefer, take a five-minute walk). There you will have at least two hours to eat, shop and explore.
Afterwards, I will drop you at Kuranda Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges & through 15 tunnels. I will meet you at Freshwater Station for your transfer back to your hotel or port. Alternately, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accomodation.

 

Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail

Kuranda tour via Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail

More InfoThis personalised, small-group tour includes transfers from your port to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the rainforest before re-boarding the cableway to the Barron Falls.
View the magnificent Barron Gorge and Barron Falls & visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before reboarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. I will meet you there and transport you to Kuranda village in the rainforest (if you prefer, take a five-minute walk). There you will have two hours to eat, shop and explore.
Afterwards, I will drop you at Kuranda Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges and through 15 tunnels. I will meet you at Freshwater Station for your transfer back to your port, arriving about approximately 4pm. Alternately, you may stay on to Cairns Station and walk to the Cruise Liner Terminal.

 

Kuranda Village day tour with Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail

Kuranda Village day tour with Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail

More InfoThis great value small-group tour includes transfers from your hotel or port to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy on an amazing journey over the rainforest as you make your way to Kuranda. There are two stops on the way where you can explore the rainforest, Red Peak Station and Barron Falls. Visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre if you wish before boarding the cableway and completing your journey to Kuranda.
After your time shopping and exploring in Kuranda, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges and through 15 tunnels. You will be met at Freshwater Station for your transfer back to your hotel or port, arriving approximately 4pm. Alternately, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accomodation.

 

Daintree Afternoon Nocturnal Nature and Wildlife Tour

Daintree Afternoon Nocturnal Nature and Wildlife Tour

More InfoPersonalisation – Our groups are small, amplifying the quality of our nature and wildlife interaction.

Eco-friendly – We cruise with a solar electric boat operator. The vessel is quiet and a completely clean and green machine.

Afternoon advantages – We are heading IN to the National Park when other operators are heading OUT! Our late finish affords us peaceful trails and empty beaches

Observe what we casually call, the ‘shift swap’. Animals that are active during the day become more excitable at dusk, right as the nocturnal creatures come out to play!

Nocturnal component – Very few visitors to the area have the option to go into the “Oldest continually growing rainforest in the world, at night!”

 

Private Daintree Mossman Gorge Exclusive Nature and Wildlife Focus

Private Daintree Mossman Gorge Exclusive Nature and Wildlife Focus

More InfoLongest Trail - We are the only commercial operator with access to a 4.5 kilometer Rainforest Trail! We enjoy great nature observations during the 1.5 hours

Eco-friendly - We cruise with a solar electric boat operator-The vessel is quiet and a completely clean and green machine. Perfect for wildlife spotting!

A taste of the tropics - Our lunch menu consists of local produce and a homemade dessert selection.While you're eating you can enjoy an exotic fruit presentation by the property owners.

 

Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments

Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments

More InfoHop aboard the Kuranda Riverboat and cross the Barron River to a secluded rainforest clearing where you will be taken on an interpretive walk through a section of beautiful tropical rainforest. With a guide, walk along an established forest trail, and see the variety of rainforest trees, vines, lianas, and ferns. Keep your eyes open for native wildlife as well, such as a cassowary.  After the walk, tea/coffee and cake is provided in a covered outdoor tea room. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.

 

Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove

Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove

More InfoReady for the experience of a lifetime? Come on our Kayak Turtle Tour.  Tours operate daily from the south end of Palm Cove and paddle out to Double Island from there.  Once we are at Double Island, it's an incredible experience.  There are mangroves to explore, coral reefs to paddle over and even a cave to explore if the conditions are right. More often than not, the water is crystal clear.  There is an abundance of small rays and turtles swimming  through the water, and it's even possible to see dolphins, dugongs or whales on the tour, but you have to be very lucky. Kayaks, life jackets, juice, water and fruit is provided.

 

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

More InfoTravel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation; through some of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Enjoy a guided rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge, a cruise on the Daintree River, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company for a refreshing fruit ice cream before returning home.

 

Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Half-Day Tour

More InfoExplore Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, an award-winning eco-tourism attraction located between Cairns and Port Douglas. Cruise the wetlands to see crocodiles lazing on the riverbanks and witness the stealth and power of these prehistoric animals at the Crocodile Attack show. This innovative wildlife park has five distinct zones, showcasing Australian wildlife in their natural environment. Enjoy guided walks, keeper-talks, animal shows and a behind-the-scenes look at crocodile farming.

 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoEnjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

 

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

More InfoExperience the rainforest beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. There are five options to choose from that provide different activities, so select what interests you most. All options include a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Other attractions include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park, and you’ll have free time in the village of Kuranda to browse its markets, have lunch or visit wildlife attractions like Birdworld or Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense, unless otherwise stated.)

 

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

More InfoView the colorful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day trip from Cairns. Whether you are a snorkeler or a scuba diver, experienced or a novice, this snorkel and dive cruise from Cairns is the perfect day out on the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting three different dive sites you'll discover the abundant marine life and diversity of coral which the Great Barrier Reef is world-famous for.

 

Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns

Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns

More InfoGreen Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience, just 45 minutes from Cairns by fast catamaran. Home to over 120 native plant species and colourful bird life, surrounded by abundant marine life. Full and half day options available. Your day can be as active or as relaxing as you choose.

As a Great Adventures guest, you’ll also be able to enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora. The island’s well appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, plus restaurant and retail outlets. A delicious range of lunch and snacks can be purchased from the island’s food and refreshment outlets.

 

Green Island Eco Adventure from Cairns

Green Island Eco Adventure from Cairns

More InfoWith the choice of three daily departures from Cairns, this Green Island cruise is perfect for visitors with limited time, offering a half or full day experience (up to 7 hours). You will have the choice of a glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or snorkelling equipment.

As a Great Adventures guest, you’ll also be able to enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora. The island’s well appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, plus restaurant and retail outlets. A delicious range of lunch and snacks can be purchased from the island’s food and refreshment outlets. Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

 

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoEnjoy an outdoor adventure in Queensland with a 2-hour white-water rafting tour in Barron Gorge National Park. This experience is a suitable introduction to river rafting for first-timers, providing an exhilarating time with a rafting guide. Take in rainforest views along the Barron River as you navigate rapids up to grade III. When booking, you have the option to include pickup in Cairns and the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, or drive yourself to the starting point.

 

Full-Day Tour from Cairns: Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls

Full-Day Tour from Cairns: Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls

More InfoTake a full, 11-hour day tour, and explore the very best of North Queensland. From lush tropical rain-forests and cascading waterfalls, to natural rock-slides and hidden waterfall caves. Filled with fun, full of laughter and music with just the right amount of interesting local commentary. Your guide is the most knowledgeable and passionate in the region. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch is included along with loads of games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus.

This is a group tour with a maximum of 27 people per bus.

 

Cairns Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation 2-Day Tour

Cairns Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation 2-Day Tour

More InfoEnjoy a 2-day guided tour of Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest from Cairns, Palm Cove, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas. Explore the stunning views of the Mossman Gorge, the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and the gorgeous landscapes. This tour includes overnight accommodation, transport by an air-conditioned coach and hotel pickup and drop-off.

 

Double Pack-Ancient Rainforest and Waterfalls!

Double Pack-Ancient Rainforest and Waterfalls!

More Info2 days of adventure seeing the best of the Cairns region. Explore the waterfalls, volcanic craters and lakes of the Atherton Tablelands with Waterfall Wanderers and then venture through the Daintree- the oldest rainforest in the world-to Cape Tribulation with Active Tropics Explorer.

 

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

More InfoTravel from Cairns or Port Douglas along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Cape Tribulation in World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Along the way, visit Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman George, the Daintree River and more. Gaze across the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef from Mt Alexandra Lookout, and enjoy a refreshing lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach. See wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries and crocodiles as you explore the natural beauty of the Wet Tropics of Queensland.

 

2 Day Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Deluxe tour

2 Day Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Deluxe tour

More InfoThank you for your query regarding our day tours to the Great Barrier Reef.

Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations- Hastings Reef, Saxon Reef or Norman Reef.

Evolution is a large 35-metre catamaran which provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, cruising at up to 30 knots. It is the newest and most luxurious vessel in Cairns with seating inside and out and a large sundeck. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensures a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

Enjoy an unforgettable day of fun, discovery and adventure exploring the majestic rainforests, pristine rivers and white sandy beaches of the World Heritage Listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks with our professional, friendly and experienced guide. Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two-world heritage listed regions live alongside each other.

 

SuperSaver:Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda ScenicRailway & Cape Tribulation DayTrips

SuperSaver:Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda ScenicRailway & Cape Tribulation DayTrips

More InfoSave up to 10% on this THREE-DAY supersaver day tour ticket.

Over three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions, this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland, plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife, this sightseeing package is crammed with fun activities you'll never forget.

 

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest

More InfoThe only place on Earth where 2 World Heritage listed areas kiss - The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef meet at Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest - The oldest Rainforest on the Planet.

 

Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

More InfoSave up to 10% when you purchase this SuperSaver

Over three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions, this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland, plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife, this sightseeing package is crammed with fun activities you'll never forget.

 

Cairns Shore Excursion: Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Day Trip

Cairns Shore Excursion: Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Day Trip

More InfoWhen your cruise ship docks in Cairns, take an opportunity to visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You can see crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, cassowaries, and other Australian wildlife icons. Spend a day at Hartley's and enjoy entertaining and educational wildlife presentations throughout the day. This tour is customized for cruise ship passengers. Departure time from Hartley's Crocodile Farm depends on the ship departure time from the port. You will be advised after you have confirmed your ship re-boarding time.

 

Breakfast with the Koalas at Hartley's Crocodile Park from Cairns or Palm Cove

Breakfast with the Koalas at Hartley's Crocodile Park from Cairns or Palm Cove

More InfoStart the day with a hot Aussie breakfast in the company of a cute koala and its keeper departing from Cairns or Palm Cove. See crocodiles up close and take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon where you can witness crocodiles feeding. Get up close to kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, cassowaries, quolls and other iconic Australian wildlife. Enjoy entertaining and educational wildlife presentations throughout the day.

 

Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

More InfoStep aboard a luxury catamaran for 2.5-hours of cruising, dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views. Throughout the evening you will cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns whilst enjoying dining, live music and (optional) dancing after dinner. Your on board chefs are proud to present an expansive hot and cold 3-course buffet made from the freshest ingredients and featuring the region's best produce including seafood.

 

Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cairns

Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cairns

More InfoBoard the helicopter and take flight, soaring above the mighty Barron Gorge west of Cairns before tracking north to view the spectacular coastline to Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Fly above the Daintree River keeping an eye out for crocodiles before returning south east for aerial views of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef – a sight not to be missed from the air.

 

World Heritage Scenic Flight: Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Great Barrier Reef

World Heritage Scenic Flight: Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Great Barrier Reef

More InfoBe spellbound by the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Follow the Great Barrier Reef Highway to Mossman Gorge via cascading waterfalls. Fly over the oldest living rainforest in the world, the Daintree. Follow its mighty river out through the mouth of Cape Tribulation, the only place on earth were two World Heritage areas meet! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef as we return to Cairns.

 

Wonder of the World - Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights

Wonder of the World - Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights

More InfoThe breathtakingly beautiful Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and one of the world's most stunning natural wonders. Take a 30, 45 or 60 minute flight over this spectacular ecosystem and its surrounding landscapes and discover why people travel from all over the world to see it.

 

Lizard Island Helicopter Tour from Cairns Including Snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef and Picnic Lunch

Lizard Island Helicopter Tour from Cairns Including Snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef and Picnic Lunch

More InfoUntouched, unspoilt and truly memorable. Be treated like a VIP as we fly north over Mossman Gorge and the stunning Daintree National Park, the oldest living rainforest on the planet, towards Cape Tribulation. Leave the land behind as we fly out over the Coral Sea to one of the more spectacular parts of the Great Barrier Reef - Lizard Island. Land just in time for morning tea and refreshments before enjoying the activities the island has to offer. Snorkel the fringing coral reefs, lounge on the pristine beaches or take a hike to one of the Island’s many vantage points. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch before the journey home, where striking aerial views of Mackay, Pullen and Undine Reefs will guide you home.

 

Sand Cay Experience: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight, Gourmet Picnic & Snorkel

Sand Cay Experience: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight, Gourmet Picnic & Snorkel

More InfoThe Great Barrier is one of the Natural Wonders of the World. It is a once in a lifetime experience for so many people. With that in mind, HeliTours North Queensland offers you the chance to have the Great Barrier Reef all to yourself. Your flight leaves from Cairns Airport and as the shoreline disappears, you are treated to spectacular views of Green Island and Arlington Reef before landing on your own secluded sand cay. Your pilot will set up some sun lounges, provide snorkelling equipment and remain with you while you explore this natural wonder. Refreshments will be waiting for you as you soak up the sun and the tranquillity of Tropical North Queensland. You will return once again over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns, where you will be transported back to your accommodation.

 

Historic Village Herberton Trip from Cairns with Granite Gorge

Historic Village Herberton Trip from Cairns with Granite Gorge

More InfoEnjoy a day trip from Cairns exploring Paronella Park, the largest open area museum in Queensland, Historic Village Herberton,  Granite Gorge  to see wide wallaby. Start your day at 8am and finish at approximately 6:30pm. Your day trip includes a local expert guide who will ensure you enjoy a fun and relaxed day, all admission fees for different location.

 

Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

More InfoArrive at Herberton Historical Village at approximately 10am. Explore the Herberton Historic Village collection currently featuring over 50 original out house buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia. Next, visit Kuranda Village where you can enjoy a rainforest walk and take a scenic view of Barron River. From the art gallery to the different kinds of markets and boutiques there’s something for everyone; vibrant hand crafted silk and cotton clothing, to exclusive jewellery, locally made aboriginal arts and crafts and souvenirs made from crocodile and kangaroo hide. End your day aboard Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

 

Cooktown 4WD Discovery (Drive/Fly) from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cooktown 4WD Discovery (Drive/Fly) from Cairns or Port Douglas

More InfoEnjoy a spectacular journey through the World’s Oldest Rainforest north to the historic town of Cooktown. Travel on this small group tour with an experienced local drive-guide to discover the history and relevance of this spectacular remote region. Travel through the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation along the 4WD only Bloomfield Track to historic Cooktown; where Captain Cook landed in 1770. After a day of discovery, enjoy a wonderful flight from Cooktown to Cairns at dusk.

 

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

More InfoCairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome is the world's first challenge ropes course in a wildlife park!  For adventure lovers and thrill-seekers alike, there are plenty of activities to test your skill and challenge your bravery. Test your skill on the high ropes course, ride on one of the four different zip lines, see the best views of Cairns on the Dome Climb, or take the plunge with our enthralling 13m Power Jump! There is something for everyone. Discover the sights and sounds of the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome. See native birds fly freely around you in the glass-enclosed rooftop dome, get eye-to-eye with Goliath the saltwater crocodile, and meet reptiles, snakes and koalas.

 

2-Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns /Port Douglas

2-Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns /Port Douglas

More InfoExplore Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest on a two-day adventure from Cairns or Port Douglas!. Explore the world’s oldest rainforest in Daintree, and spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Daintree River. One night of accommodation and one lunch are included, and you can upgrade to include a Great Barrier Reef snorkeling safari and Daintree Rainforest zipline tour. Select from four-bed quad or twin-share private cabin accommodation, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group two-day tour, limited to 24 people.

 

Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

More InfoJoin a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park including Army Duck tour, the Koala and Wildlife Park, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, the world-famous sumptuous Aussie BBQ buffet lunch, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

 

Kuranda Highlights including Rainforestation Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife

Kuranda Highlights including Rainforestation Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife

More InfoJoin a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning Rainforestation including Army Duck tour, the Koala and Wildlife Park and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Roundtrip transport by air-conditioned coach from Cairns to Kuranda is included.

 

Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

More InfoJoin a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning rainforestation Army Duck Rainforest Tour with an experienced tour guide. You'll travel to Kuranda by Kuranda Scenic Railway and return by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

 

Skip the Line: Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park Ticket

Skip the Line: Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park Ticket

More InfoExplore Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at the Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda. The park is set on 100 acres (40 hectares) of pristine rainforest within five minutes of Kuranda village, accessible from Cairns by road or by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway (transport between Cairns and Kuranda is not included). This eco-friendly Kuranda attraction offers three unique experiences: the Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, and the Koala and Wildlife Park.

 

Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Frankland Islands Great Barrier Reef Cruise

More InfoExplore a unique Great Barrier Reef experience with Frankland Islands Reef Cruises - the only tour operator visiting the pristine location, you will feel like the tour is very private and crowd free. The tour includes a river cruise and has a short open water crossing 6 miles - approximately 30 minutes. Snorkelling equipment, morning and afternoon tea and a tropical buffet lunch are provided.  Your experienced guides take you snorkelling and ensure you feel comfortable and safe in the water and give you the best opportunity to spot a colourful clown fish and maybe even a turtle!  Snorkelling straight off the white sandy beach makes this suitable for families and first time snorkelers. There are other optional activities including stand up paddle boards hire, kayak hire and scuba diving!

 

Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise Including Cairns Transfers

Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise Including Cairns Transfers

More InfoThere is no more spectacular way to start your day than with a dawn Balloon flight over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands.  As the sun rises the giant Balloons glide gently over the bushland and farms dotting the Mareeba Valley allowing you to spot awakening wildlife such as kangaroos and wallabies. Your highly skilled pilots will give you an insight into the surrounding region and the fascinating world of ballooning before returning you to your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation.

 

Cairns Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cairns Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

More InfoFloat effortlessly over one of the most picturesque landscapes in a hot air balloon, a spectacular way to start your day. Firstly, watch as the hot air balloons start to fill, the flashes of flame as hot air rises the giant balloons, now they are ready for boarding. A gentle lift off as the sun rises, the balloons glide over the bushland and farms dotting the Mareeba Valley allowing you to spot awakening wildlife such as kangaroos and wallabies. Your highly skilled pilots will give you an insight into the surrounding region and the fascinating world of ballooning before returning you to your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation.

 

Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets

Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets

More InfoCombine two of Kuranda’s most popular wildlife experiences with visits to both the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Encounter Australia’s weird and wonderful animals including koalas, wallabies and wombats at the Kuranda Koala Gardens, then enter a rainforest habitat at Birdworld to see lorikeets and cockatoos. It’s a great way to spend a family-friendly day in the Cairns area!

 

Kuranda Wildlife Experience

Kuranda Wildlife Experience

More InfoSee Koala's, wombats, see rare and endangered Bilby, Quokka, and much more. Walk in a free flight aviary to see over 60 species of beautiful Australian and exotic tropical birds. See more than 1500 superb tropical butterflies including the spectacular Ulysses butterflies.

 

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens

More InfoSee the north's only nocturnal exhibit for night-loving marsupials. See Bilbies, visit our pioneering history exhibits. See Lizards and Crocodiles, Quokkas, and Wombats and most of all see Koalas. Join in the 2.30pm Marsupial presentation.

 

Sunlover Reef Cruises - Moore Reef Daily Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

Sunlover Reef Cruises - Moore Reef Daily Outer Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

More InfoTravel by air-conditioned catamaran from Cairns Marina to our Moore Reef Marine Base on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, which is perfectly positioned and equipped for you to explore this reef that is teeming with colourful coral and fascinating fish.
The 50 metre long Marine Base features a sundeck to relax in the sun & look out over the turquoise waters & is also where the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the reef, starts on its 30 metre spiral descent into the tropical waters.
Spend 4 hours exploring the reef by taking advantage of the free inclusions such as unlimited glass bottom boat & semi-submersible tours, an ocean kid's enclosed pool, tropical buffet lunch with prawns, all snorkelling equipment, underwater observatory, marine life touch tank & fish feeding.
For a more in-depth experience optional extras include Introductory or Certified SCUBA, Seawalker Helmet dive, Guided Snorkel Safari, scenic heli flight or stay overnight with Sunlover by Starlight.

 

Sunlover by Starlight - Overnight Glamping Outer Great Barrier Reef Experience

Sunlover by Starlight - Overnight Glamping Outer Great Barrier Reef Experience

More InfoSunlover by Starlight is a once in a lifetime overnight experience, sleeping under the stars at our Marine Base at Moore Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
Day one enjoy a Moore Reef Daily experience with free activitie such as snorkelling, glass bottom boat & semi-submersible tours, underwater observatory, marine life touch tank, sundeck & the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the Reef!
Then as the day trippers depart a lucky few will experience the reef environment exclusively. Take one last snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat tour then relax with a drink & a delicious BBQ while taking in an epic reef sunset.
Wrap up in your deluxe swag, gaze at the brilliant star with nothing but the gentle sound of water lapping on the reef to lull you to sleep.
The following morning our marine experts take you to exclusive areas of the reef with a Guided Snorkel Safari or Glass-Bottom Boat tour, before the day guests return & you enjoy another full day Moore Reef experience.

 

Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

Atherton Tablelands Rain Forest by Night from Cairns

More InfoSee Australia's unique animals and birds in their natural environment on a rainforest wildlife-spotting tour in the Atherton Tablelands. Led by an expert nature guide, your small-group nocturnal tour visits a number of locations including lush tropical rainforest and a volcanic crater lake. See tree kangaroos, lizards and musky rat kangaroo by day, and search for platypus at dusk. Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine and dinner at a country restaurant, then go spotlighting for possum, bandicoots, owls, bats and tree kangaroos by starlight on this fascinating nocturnal wildlife tour.

 

Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns

Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns

More InfoSail the path less traveled to breathtaking diving, snorkeling and sight seeing with Coral Sea Dreaming. Taking only a maximum of 12 guests and offering both shared and private accommodation, Coral Sea Dreaming is a unique 2 day and 1 night live aboard experience with access to over 29 moorings spread over the best reefs Cairns has to offer. Proud to be the owner of one of the very few introductory night diving licences in Australia, we offer both certified and introductory diving, as well as dive courses and stunning snorkeling sites. Coral Sea Dreaming is an experience of a lifetime so we would love for you to come share your Coral Sea Dreams with us!!

 

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

More InfoWe customise the day based on the weather and how long our guests feel like staying at each location... If we have extra time up our sleeves then we will make addition stops. Adventure lovers can enjoy the natural beauty of the Atherton Tablelands on this active full-day tour from Cairns to visit parts of the Wet Tropics Rainforest. This outdoorsy tour features easy walks to stunning waterfalls including Dinner Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls and Josephine Falls. You can also splash in the clear waters of Lake Eacham, admire the Mount Hypipamee crater and get a look at the Cathedral Fig Tree. Throughout the day, your guide gives you plenty of time to swim, take photos and explore each location at your own pace. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea are included.

 

Full Day Rainforest 4WD Tour from Cairns

Full Day Rainforest 4WD Tour from Cairns

More InfoExperience the  World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics from a unique perspective with our ‘eco sensitive 4WD Safari. With only 6 other adventurers, be taken away from the mass marketed touristy areas, into a spectacular and ancient wilderness wonderland offering the most bio-diverse ecosystem in the world. Venture into ‘restrictive access’ areas where you'll find no other crowds or vehicles, no sealed roads, just the genuine ‘Land of the Giants’ as you discover the largest and most ancient rainforest trees and plants in the world. All while being entertained, amused and hopefully educated.

Your journey takes you to places Cairns locals know about and the tourists have not yet discovered. You will be taken through pristine Tropical Rainforest, over seven water crossings and enjoy lunch in a truly relaxing and tranquil setting. The afternoon takes you to the other side of the Great Dividing Range, Aussie Bush, The Outback, ice cream and a waterfall for a cool down.