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Hotel Accommodation in Cairns

Bay Village Tropical Retreat offers exceptional accommodation in Cairns at an affordable price. Perfectly positioned in the city centre, you are just a few minutes’ walk away from the best Cairns has to offer. 

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4WD Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge

Discover the Daintree River region – where the rainforest meets the reef at World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation.

A unique experience awaits today … Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge, learning of dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plant use before tea, damper & question time with your Indigenous guide. Also included is a delicious lunch at Silky Oaks Lodge, overlooking the beautiful Mossman River, and an informative cruise on the Daintree River.

Situated just north of Cairns and Port Douglas, the Daintree River region boasts some of the most spectacular Wet Tropics rainforest accessible to visitors. Here you will find the last vestiges of the ancient rainforest of the Daintree, where primitive plants and animals and an indigenous culture still thrive.

Journey into the heart of Cape Tribulation onboard one of Down Under Tours’ luxury coaches and 4WD vehicles for a truly unforgettable rainforest experience. Our expert driver/guides will impart a wealth of fascinating insights and informative local commentary on the region.

Cape Tribulation tours provide an array of cultural and ecological experiences including a Daintree River Cruise, a rainforest boardwalk, a visit to Cape Tribulation Beach, Lunch in a sumptuous rainforest retreat, a glimpse into the Mossman Gorge and an enlightening visit to the Daintree Environment Centre.

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Extreme Adventures

If you’re looking for extreme adventures, then Cairns is the place for you! From the adrenalin rush of bungy jumping or the minjin swing at AJ Hackett, to a tandem skydive. Or why not try and Xtreme white water rafting experience on the Tully River!

Or perhaps a tandem skydive is more your style? Why not see the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from 14,000 feet – an adrenaline ride at its best!

If you don’t mind getting wet, then why not try the Xtreme Tully Full Day White Water Rafting experience. It’s faster, it’s a greater rush, it’s extra challenges – it’s XTREME!

As the innovators of modern day Bungy, AJ Hackett prides itself on developing and running the world’s most exciting, adrenalin pumping challenge for any thrill seeker. Set in lush tropical rainforest of North Queensland, AJ Hackett Cairns has been Bungy Jumping for almost 20 years, offering a jump menu of 16 different styles that tests even the most hardcore adrenalin junkies!

AJ Hackett, set amongst the pristine world heritage rainforest, offers the worlds first Bungy jump menu featuring 16 different jump styles.

Flying on the multi-person Minjin Jungle Swing and reaching speeds of up to 120kph in 3.5 seconds is AJ Hackett’s way of experiencing extreme speed and acceleration together! With 1, 2 or 3 mates the Minjin Jungle Swing takes you above the rainforest canopy, then with one almighty tug on the release cord, soar through the trees.

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White Water Rafting

Tropical North Queensland provides two great White Water rafting options of the Tully River and Barron River. The Tully River is Australia’s best white water rafting river and your day is filled with fun, thrills and spills while the Barron River provides a half day rafting option.

On your Tully River full day experience, there is up to 5 hours rafting and you will paddle past beautiful scenery and waterfalls along the way. If you have limited time but still want to experience white water rafting, the Barron River Half Day rafting experience is for you, with up to 2 hours of grade 2 & 3 rapids.

The Barron River is perfect for anyone who has never tried White Water Rafting or those looking for an afternoon of fun and excitement. An amazing afternoon of adventure perfect for anyone over the age of 13 years, with no experience necessary.

Raging Thunder Adventures are the pioneers of rafting in Queensland, Australia! 22 years later we continue to raft the Mighty Tully River, regarded as the best rafting river across Australia and New Zealand. Join us for a day of adventure!

Xtreme is a small, exclusive trip with our very best river guides taking you on the wildest ride possible. It’s faster … it’s a greater rush .. it’s extra challenges … it’s XTREME !

This fully guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island (and requires no previous experience). Cruise to Fitzroy Island by fast catamaran, have a safety briefing before taking to the water to explore this remote island’s hidden delights and private beaches.

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Wildlife Experiences

Cairns provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the fascinating & unique native wildlife of Australia. There are many ways to get up close & personal with wild animals, endangered species, rainforest animals and birds living around the region, providing you with an unforgettable experience.

Take a half day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland! There is ample time to explore this wonderful park, including the Wetlands Cruise through the Melaleuca wetlands; domain of the saltwater crocodile. Take in the Crocodile Attack Show, and fascinating Snake Show before we return you to your accommodation

Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for the journey to Kuranda, enjoying limited free time in Kuranda. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway then provides you with spectacular views as you glide silently over the rainforest canopy. Our coach will then transfer you to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – the best place to see crocodiles in TNQ! Time is allowed to explore this wonderful park.

A wonderful day awaits as you are transported on the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail to Kuranda. Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens, is your next stop. Board the amphibious Army Duck and enjoy a performance by the Pamagirri Dancers at Rainforestation. Transfer back to Kuranda, then it’s time to board Skyrail for your return journey.

Join us for a stunning wilderness cruise and we’ll show you what many of the Cairns locals haven’t even seen yet – you’ll be amazed at what’s right on our doorstep! Taking visitors to the natural habitat of Trinity Inlet in air-conditioned luxury, we guarantee a unique trip with our friendly and informative crew.

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Kuranda

Nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns, Kuranda has been enchanting visitors for years. Accessible by train, cableway or road, the charming Village in the Rainforest’ presents a bevy of tropical delights.

From the traditional appeal of the famous Kuranda Markets to the cool sophistication of roadside cafs and restaurants, Kuranda has something to suit everybody.

Step into the colour and excitement of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld, be smitten by the Koala’s in Koala Gardens, meander through local art galleries and Aboriginal Artefacts, or simply savour a locally made tropical fruit ice cream.

Enjoy the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, with the freedom of using your own car. Meet our coach at Skyrail, then we will transfer you to Freshwater Station to check-in and board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Free time is allowed in Kuranda, before boarding Skyrail for your return journey. Your car is waiting for you at the end of your Skyrail journey.

Soar above the rainforest canopy in your Skyrail Gondola, be initiated into the ancient world of the Tjapukai Aboriginal people, or go back in time on the historic Kuranda Railway.

Your tour today offers the wonders of the rainforest, as well as our unique indigenous culture. Meet your Indigenous guide at Tjapukai, who will show you the many attractions of this fascinating park. Then board Skyrail, where you glide over the rainforest. After free time in Kuranda, the Kuranda Scenic Rail offers wonderful views as you wind your way to Freshwater Station.

Experience the contrast of the region’s oldest railway and the world’s most beautiful Cableway, knowing that we have taken care of all the details. Tjapukai our first stop, including lunch and an Indigenous guide for the morning. Then board Skyrail for your journey, before some free time in Kuranda. Then board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for the journey to Kuranda, enjoying limited free time in Kuranda. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway then provides you with spectacular views as you glide silently over the rainforest canopy. Our coach will then transfer you to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – the best place to see crocodiles in TNQ! Time is allowed to explore this wonderful park.

Your day begins with the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views as you wind your way up to quaint village of Kuranda. There is plenty of time to explore, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. Then it’s time to board Skyrail for your return journey, gliding silently over the rainforest, enjoying beautiful views along the way.

Enjoy a little sleep-in this morning, before boarding Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Kuranda. Be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest canopy, enjoying two stops along the way. There is plenty of free time in Kuranda to explore this quaint village, before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Relax as you wind over bridges & through tunnels on this historic journey.

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Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest, most spectacular coral reef system. You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can be seen from outer space.

There are a multitude of tours & cruises activities available, including snorkelling, introductory or certified scuba diving, and live aboard dive courses. If you prefer to stay dry, there are spacious pontoons, semi submersibles and glass bottom vessels that allow you to explore this natural wonder without getting your hair wet!

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explore Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explore Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explore Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.

Here you can discover a whole new underwater world and greet over 6,600 species of flora and fauna, including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral.

Dive, sail and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise. The 25 metre high-performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique locations, world-famous Michaelmas Cay and exclusive Paradise Reef.

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises offers a five star cruise to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Visit three spectacular sites on the outer edge of the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. The crystal-clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible fish life found at the Agincourts, 70kl North East of Port Douglas, enables Poseidon to offer the best possible day boat diving and snorkeling.

Reef Magic Cruises has exclusive access to a stunning coral reef location on the premium outer edge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This World Heritage listed site has been hand picked for it’s superior water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life – Home to over 400 species of coral and an incredible 1500 species of fish.

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s wavepiercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance… Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.

With the choice of three daily departures, this Green Island cruise is perfect for visitors with limited time offering a half day experience, or if you prefer spend all day – up to 7 hours on a tropical island paradise! With a range of exciting optional activities, you can even design your day at your own pace.

Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. From the comfort of the stable reef activity platform, this is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory and cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch.

The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. A day of adventure and discovery continues onto Great Adventures’ spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef.

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