What to do in Cairns?
Family Reef Tours
Family friendly tours to the Great Barrier Reef. Generally, the second child travels FREE!
Snorkel & Dive Tours
One day tours for snorkeling and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef. Good for those that like to swim!
Overnight Reef Tours
Stay overnight on the Great Barrier Reef. Dive and Snorkel over 2 or 3 days. TWIN or Private Double bedrooms.
Visit World Heritage listed National Parks. Only a short distance from Cairns. Visit Kuranda & Cape Tribulation
Try Skydiving at 14,000ft, Budgy Jumping, Hot Air Balloon Flights, White Water Rafting and much more!
Scenic Reef Flights
View the Great Barrier Reef by Helicopter or fixed-wing airplane. Spectacular views!
Private Boat Charters
Looking for intimacy, no crowds and fun with good friends! Charter a private boat for the day!
2-3 Day Tour Packages
Spend two or three days in Cairns, try our Cairns tour packages, great value & visit the top things to see and do!
Cairns is regarded as the Adventure Capital of Australia. It is also the main gateway for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from a day boat, pontoon or Island. There are many reef tours that cater to families with small children, there are trips for adventurous people that would like to try snorkeling and scuba diving, to those that would like to stay overnight on the Great Barrier Reef.
Another highlight of coming to Cairns is spending a day visiting the World Heritage Listed National Parks. These are the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation, Wooranooran National Park on the Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda village and markets. Rainforest tours offer a unique glimpse into the Worlds oldest living rainforests.
Still confused? Let us help you find the perfect reef tour for you and your family.
Why come to Cairns?
Cairns is a small little city situated on the North East Coast of Australia. The main reason to come to Cairns for most travelers is to visit The Great Barrier Reef. The reason why this is. Cairns is the closest city with an International airport located next to the Great Barrier Reef.
The number one thing to see and do is visit the reef. With over 28 reef tour companies to choose from, we have compiled the companies into categories above to help you choose based on your preferences.
After you find a reef tour that suits your tastes and budget you can then start to look for the next most famous thing to see and do and that is to visit one of the many World Heritage listed National Parks.
The easiest of these to visit is the Barron Gorge, National Park. In the heart of this rainforest a small village named Kuranda. travel to and from Kuranda is by a scenic train journey that takes you from Cairns up thru the rainforest covered mountains and into the small pretty little village. You will find markets, gardens, walking trails in the rainforest, coffee shops, restaurants, arts, crafts and souvenir stores.
The other rainforest of interest is Cape Tribulation National Park. This is a World Heritage listed National park and is all about walking deep in the thick tropical jungle looking for wild animals, crossing the Daintree river and doing a boat cruise looking for wild saltwater crocodiles.
The third area to visit is Wooranooran National Park. A pretty tricky name to say but this are is called the Atherton Tablelands. It is here you will find beautiful waterfalls like Milla Milla and Zili Falls. The Curtain Fig tree, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. You must also visit the beautiful little swiss style village of Yungaburra.