Excursions in Cairns-TNQ
Jump into a luxury 4WD vehicle and explore the amazing landscapes of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks wilderness area. Travel through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Included is a guided tour and morning tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River before returning home.
All-Terrain Vehicles are easy to ride and provide the perfect transportation through the rainforest. Blazing Saddles has a large fleet of quad bikes, 250cc ATV's plus a selection of 90cc ATV's for the ladies and children (minimum age 12 years). No license or previous experience necessary. This tour is excitement plus and allows the participants to experience nature close up, at their own pace.
Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions; we drive north along the scenic route to Mossman. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise.
Horse Riding With a stable of over 70 quiet and gentle horses, Blazing Saddles offers a safe and relaxing way to see the rainforest. With horses to suit all levels and ages (minimum age 4 years) this is a perfect family adventure. We use the highest standard of equipment including Safe rider safety stirrups with a quick release mechanism. Our horses have a friendly nature and will be matched to each riders experience and ability.
This tour offers a special full day adventure that combines the excitement of both a half day horse ride and a half day ATV adventure. Traverse through 1200 acres of spectacular bush and rainforest terrain, around giant termite mounds, creeks and native wildlife out in the Aussie bush.
This tour includes two iconic wildlife experiences. In the morning enjoy the interactive and informative presentations at Cairns Tropical Zoo - Cairns largest and most comprehensive wildlife attraction. Opportunity to Cuddle a Koala (small extra cost), see Reptiles, Free flight bird show, Endangered Red Panda presentation and more. Around Midday transfer to the eco-tourism award winning experience of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.
Experience a dreamtime walk around the Mossman Gorge, visit a historic sugar cane town, cruise the tropical Daintree River, visit a fruit farm and explore Port Douglas with this fantastic full day tour of one of Queenslands most beautiful and scenic corners.
Cruise to Green Island in comfort aboard a modern air-conditioned catamaran.
Tropical and enchanting Green Island is an idyllic coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where you spend time viewing the coral reef and fish life, relaxing on the white sandy beach and exploring the walking tracks that lead through the National Park.
A range of optional extras are available such as scuba diving, helmet diving, boat snorkel tours, or the hire of canoes and beach lounge chairs.
Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef with our most popular scenic flight. Take off with views over Cairns city and surrounding mountains as you head out over the Coral Sea, where the size and majesty of the incredible Great Barrier Reef can only truly be appreciated from the air. Search for a variety of marine life as you fly over famous sites such as Green Island, the jewel of the reef, appreciate the vastness of Arlington Reef and the delightful Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cays. Bring your Camera to capture this wonderful experience.
Your day begins with a fast boat cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on board Down Under Cruises. Spend five hours exploring two incredible reef destinations, each with its own unique coral formations and variety of marine species. Enjoy a tropical BBQ lunch, snorkelling and a semi-sub coral viewing tour.
This is an amazing tropical food and wine day tour to the nearby Cairns hinterland, which the locals call the Atherton Tablelands.
The day's sightseeing includes both the wet tropics rainforest, dry tropical savannah, 1000 year old trees, a volcanic crater lake, a magnificent strangle fig and small country towns like Mareeba, Atherton, Tolga and Yungaburra.
Join us for a voyage to the paradisiacal Frankland Islands for an unsurpassed tropical and desert island adventure without the crowds. The Franklands, located just south of Cairns, are part sand /part continental islands and so provide a Great Barrier Reef and tropical island experience in one day.
Just 27km across the Coral Sea from Cairns awaits tropical Green Island - a beautiful 6,000-year-old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. Home to more than 120 native plant species and colourful bird life, surrounded by coral gardens and abundant marine life to explore, Green Island offers the rare opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience.
Your day begins with a coach transfer to Freshwater Station for an historical rail journey to Kuranda. Enjoy breathtaking views en route. Upon arrival in Kuranda, there is limited free time before boarding Skyrail at 11.30am. Relax and enjoy the world's most beautiful rainforest experience, stopping along the way to explore the two stations.
Not only do we explore Cairns city and its history, the busy wharves and industrial areas, but also observe the wildlife including many bird species. The Flecker Botanic Gardens contain an amazing collection of tropical plants including exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits, bromeliads, giant bamboo and many other spectacular flowering plants.
Ideal for visitors, who wish to make the most of their stay in Cairns! Enjoy a historical train journey along the winding Barron Gorge through prolific rainforest and cascading waterfalls to the famous Kuranda Village. Board Skyrail to glide over pristine World Heritage listed Rainforest? Suspended high above the lush tropical canopy with amazing views of Cairns and the Coral Sea.
Cruise to Green Island in comfort aboard a modern air-conditioned catamaran. Tropical and enchanting Green Island is an idyllic coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where you spend 2 hours viewing the coral reef and fish life, relaxing on the white sandy beach and exploring the walking tracks that lead through the National Park.
See Kuranda high and low from a cableway and the railway with the Kuranda Boarding Pass. The first stop is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where, on arrival, your Indigenous guide will show you around the park. See bush food demonstrations, didgeridoo performances, fire-making and the famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe. Enjoy a buffet lunch in the Boomerang Restaurant.
Sailing daily let Passions of Paradises friendly, dedicated staff introduce you to another world teeming with exotic fish life, coral gardens, and spectacular views.
Specialising in introductory and certified diving, our guests participate in eco-friendly exploration of the worlds most amazing ecosystem.
Certified divers navigate the best sites from the specially designed dive tender, while introductory divers and snorkelers see the reef in calm, shallow waters.
Special permits allow guests access to Michaelmas Cay, and exclusive access to Paradise Reef, away from the crowds.
Every afternoon, the bar opens, and guests relax in comfort as the sails raised for the cruise back to Cairns.
Sail to Green Island and the Reef on a comfortable 16.5m schooner. Snorkel and dive off the exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef where the coral comes to just 1m under the surface for easy viewing of the abundant sea life and coral gardens. Extremely low guest numbers ensures a personal snorkel and dive experience. Miss the crowds! Explore Green Island: enjoy an interpretive boardwalk trail through rainforest, walk or relax on the white tropical beach, visit Marineland Melanesia and view crocs (in captivity!), turtles and much more. Be pampered by the attentive crew.
Discover the Outer Barrier Reef with Sunlover Reef Cruises. Journey to the Outer Barrier Reef in an air conditioned catamaran to a large pontoon (floating platform) located at pristine Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy 4 hours to explore the reef from the pontoon, positioned in a sheltered coral lagoon on Moore Reef.
This morning one of our luxury coaches will collect you from your accommodation and transfer you to Freshwater Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Rail.
This breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views.
Our Driver will check you in at your accommodation using our Kuranda Boarding pass, offering pre-allocated seating on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail, a detailed map of Kuranda and discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions.
At the scheduled time board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. An amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.
The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting day tour as you cruise in air-conditioned comfort with Great Adventures to tropical Green Island and the spectacular outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island, a 6000 year old coral cay, to enjoy two hours on this unique reef and rainforest destination.
An exciting new attraction added in 1996 to Rainforestation Nature Park allowing visitors to experience another facet of Australia. People can wander with our experienced guide in a private environment as the park will be open earlier for our customers.A series of elevated boardwalks provide close-up uninterrupted views of the Australian animals and reptiles.
You are invited to enjoy a day to remember with a Tropical Sunset over the Coral Sea. Low Isles is situated on a large oval 200 hectare coral platform and consist of a small coral cay, a large mangrove island, mudflats, sea grass beds, and coral reefs. The islands are surrounded by 5.5 acres of coral reef very close to the islands.
Departing from Cairns, Silverswift a modern 24 metre vessel will whisk you to the reef in 70 minutes to allow for maximum snorkel and diving activities. Visiting 2 different reef sites you can experience 3 certified dives, 2 introductory dives or over 5 hours to snorkel over the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
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. Glide over the rainforest with Skyrail, before free time in Kuranda.
Use your Kuranda Boarding Pass to gain discounted entry to selected Kuranda attractions.
Tjapukai by Day is a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling.
This Eco-Tourism certified small group safari will take you through the natural wonders of the unique Cape Tribulation and Daintree World Heritage listed rainforest, which boasts unique and beautiful flora and fauna.
On board the shuttle you will hear a brief indigenous commentary before a complete guided walk of the gorge by our guide.
Admission to Cairns Tropical Zoo, all shows, guided tours and presentations as shown on the daily program: Kangaroo presentation, Wildlife photos (Koala, Snake or Crocodile) Pelican Feeding, Free Flight Bird Show, Endangered Exotics guided tour, Snakes Alive Reptile Show marsupial - wombats, koalas and more, Crocodile Action show, Wildlife Walkabout. Plus see all our other wildlife displays. The licensed cafe is available for meals and snacks throughout the day.
Cairns Night Zoo with return transfers from Cairns includes a big barbeque buffet dinner with a selection of beers and wines all included. After dinner the intrepid guides take participants on a fascinating spotlighting tour to see what the animals get up to at night. Encounter some surprises along the way and you are likely to meet crocodiles, koalas, and enjoy a spot of billy tea and damper with Swaggie and his kangaroos.