Tropical North Queensland is the region of Australia from Airlie beach all the way up to Cape York. The main city in this region of Australia is Cairns, which also doubles as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

There are many terrific tours heading out from Cairns to show you the wonders of our Great Barrier Reef. Diving has to be the best way to view the reef we have trips from beginners diving to PADI courses where you can learn to dive over a few days. If you are not into diving then snorkelling is brilliant way of seeing the coral and many fish that live in the reef.

The Atherton Tablelands are a lovely mixture of rainforest, savannah and wetland just a short trip from Cairns. Great for a day out experiencing nature and waterfalls, look out for the elusive Platypus.

Cape Tribulation is 110km north of Cairns in tropical North Queensland. It's where the Great Barrier Reef really does meet the rainforest.

 

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Travel via Spot X Surf Camp where you can get off the bus to stay longer and learn to surf

Trev Pass - Cairns To Sydney Hop On Hop Off Tour

Take this flexible pass from Cairns to Sydney, travel with a guide on trains and buses, stopping at all the highlights on the way.

Special offer book now! Valid from 1 – 20 December 2017. This pass is on special! Book before 16 November! Travel all the way from Cairns to Sydney down the east coast of Australia hopping off and on where you like on the route. Stay overnight in the Rainforest, Airlie Beach for Whitsunday Islands sailing trips, Noosa for the outstanding beach, Brisbane and the surf town of Byron Bay before heading to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp where you can hop off to stay longer and learn to surf.

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Chill out on the beautiful Noosa beach on the Sunshine Coast

Cam Pass - Cairns To Brisbane Hop On Hop Off Tour

This hop on hop off pass from Cairns to Brisbane is perfect to see the highlights of the east coast

Special offer now on. Valid from 1 – 20 December 2017. Travel south from Cairns to Brisbane taking in the highlights of the East Coast, stopping at Airlie Beach to go visit the Whitsunday Islands and relaxing on the beach at Noosa. Hop off and back on again on this route traveling with a guide by bus and train.

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Jump from Australia's only dedicated bungy tower

Bungy Jump

Head into the Cairns rainforest for the ultimate activity for thrill seekers and extreme adventurers.

There's nothing better for the soul than jumping off a tower with a rubber band attached to your ankles in Cairns, Australia. This bungy jump is something you will long remember as you safely bounce back close to the ground before being lowered to the ground.

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Swing from a 45 metre platform to reach speeds of up to 120 km/ph

Biggest Day Out

Unlimited Bungy Jumps in One Day. Australia's One and Only Bungy Tower

Don't just bungy jump, take on the Minjin Swing as well, by yourself or with friends. The Minjin Swing allows you to hurtle at 120 kilometres per hour as you swing from 45 metres in the air to 1 metre off the ground.

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Skydive up to 14,000ft (up to 60 secs freefall)

Skydive Any Location Pass

Experience the awesome world of skydiving! Up to one minute of freefalling with speeds accelerating to 220km per hour.

Can't decide where in Australia you want to skydive? Book this open dated pass and choose to jump at any of several East Coast skydive locations!

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Soar above the Atherton Tablelands, floating above the Mareeba

Balloon Adventures Standard Flight 30 minutes

Soak up the views from above with a scenic 30 minute hot air balloon flight.

Let us introduce you to the safe and exciting sport of Hot Air Ballooning, in a spectacular dawn trip which highlights the diverse eco-culture of the Cairns region. Enjoy views of the Australian landscape and wildlife.

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Skydive up to 14,000ft (up to 60 secs freefall)

1 Day Skydive Cairns

Skydive in tropical paradise with a tandem skydive over Cairns, guaranteed to be an unforgettable lifetime experience!

Jump out of a plane over tropical Cairns from 14,000 feet strapped to an experienced parachutist for a tandem skydive to remember for the ages. Go on, you know you want to, do it!

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Modern and fast 'Sea Quest' dive vessel for your comfort

1 Day Sea Quest Outer Reef Cruise

Welcome aboard our luxury vessel, offering fantastic value for money with unlimited snorkelling and the chance to do up to two dives per day, at two different reef locations.

This popular day trip is for the snorkeller or diver who wants a dedicated, luxury boat with like-minded people travelling to the outer reef and multiple reef sites in one day.

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Visit three different outer reef sites

1 Day Silverswift Dive and Snorkel Adventure

Departing daily from Cairns, Silverswift is ready to whisk you away to three spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef sites for an exhilarating day of diving and snorkelling adventures.

Enjoy a guided reef trip where you get to snorkel or dive from the stable vessel 'Silverswift' on the Great Barrier Reef which departs daily from Cairns, Australia.

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Real Sailing – engines switched off for great sail home/hoist sails /take the helm if want!

1 Day Ocean Free Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Day trip

Ocean Free is the only one day sailing boat from Cairns plus you will visit the magnificent Green Island.

Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island. Green Island is a fully developed coral island situated only 26 km from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Its protected waters are the perfect location to discover the reef snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Over four hours to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, offering quality diving and snorkelling experiences.

1 Day Reef Quest Premium Day Tour

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime on board our prestigious new vessel ReefQuest!

You are provided with unrivaled comfort on this day tour as you visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs. These reefs are on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef approximately 70km offshore. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life!

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Raft the famous Tully River with its 45 rapids

1 Day Tully River Rafting Adventure

Based in Cairns, provides white water rafting on Australia's Tully River.

Australia’s most famous one day white-water rafting experience! Raft the Tully River’s 45 rapids in an action-packed five hour white-water adventure in remote World Heritage Rainforest. A riverside BBQ lunch is included so you can replenish your batteries before the afternoon’s remaining rapids. At the end of the day photographs are available for purchase when you stop for refreshments at an exclusive Café.

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Raft the famous Tully River with its 45 rapids

1 Day Xtreme Tully River Rafting

Cairns White Water Rafting is all about team adventure! White Water Rafting is not for the faint-hearted.

The Tully River is Australia’s premier white water rafting experience and you will start your adventure from the upper gorge of the river. You’ll spend the day rafting through up to 44 rapids guaranteed to satisfy your thirst for adrenalin! Half way down the river stop to take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the riverbank, then it’s back to the action in the churning white water of the lower gorge. After changing into dry clothes you'll jump back on the bus and transfer to our café where you can view images of the day’s adventure (available for purchase).

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Raft the famous Tully River with its 45 rapids

2 Day Skydive and Tully River Rafting Combo

A great way to do two of the most popular activities from the town of Cairns, North Queensland. Skydive one day and then feel the rush of white water rafting down the Tully River the next.

A great way to do two of the most popular activities from the town of Cairns, North Queensland. Skydive one day and then feel the rush of white water rafting down the Tully River the next.

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7 dives in 2 days including a night dive

2 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Dive and Snorkel Trip

Enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on our Liveaboard vessel.

If you are a keen diver then this is the trip for you to maximise your dives. Day and night dives are possible in two days on this live aboard vessel 'Ocean Quest' at various locations off the coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

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Walk, swim, and sea kayak at Fitzroy Island

4 Day Tropical Adventure Activity Package

Tully Rafting, Hot Air Balloon Flight, Deep Sea Divers Den Day Trip (Sea Quest) & Fitzroy Island sea kayak & snorkel half day trip

Four days of great activities in and around the tropical town of Cairns including white water rafting, ballooning, Great Barrier Reef trip and a day on Fitzroy Island off the coast of Cairns.

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Modern and fast 'Sea Quest' dive vessel for your comfort

4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

This PADI Open Water certification will allow you to learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef.

Start your new life today, let SCUBA introduce you to all that is beautiful, its in our backyard! 4 days to learn to dive in Cairns including 2 days of classroom and pool training and 2 days on a live aboard boat doing training dives. If you are thinking about taking the plunge our 5 day PADI "Open Water" dive course is by far the most popular way to do it.

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Modern and fast 'Sea Quest' dive vessel for your comfort

5 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

The 5 Day Liveaboard option is by far the most popular learn to dive option. Not only are you certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, but you also get FIVE additional 'Fun Dives', including a guided night dive at no extra charge!

No better way to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns with this course that mixes pool and open water experience. 2 days of classroom and pool training, then a 3 day 2 night, 9 dives, liveaboard dive trip on the Great Barrier Reef. Become certified as a PADI Open Water Diver and also get 5 additional 'Fun Dives', including a guided night dive.

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4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course

Learn to dive from Cairns over 4 days on this great value PADI course

With over 40 years experience, Deep Sea Divers Den is the best place in Cairns to learn to dive! It's Cairns only fully covered purpose built dive pool heated to 32 degrees all year, 4 modern air-conditioned classrooms with state of the art teaching facilities.

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Gilligans offers 4, 6, 8  and 10 bed dorm rooms, as well as hotel rooms.

The ultimate experience in backpackers hotel accommodation and leisure that will forever change your view of budget travel. Gilligans is a purpose built backpackers resort located in the city center of magnificent Cairns, the stepping off point to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree

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Our modern hotel offers a wide choice of rooms to suit all budgets. From air-conditioned budget rooms with shared bathrooms to our 4 star self contained studios.

Queens Court, Cairns

Queens Court Hotel Cairns. Cairns Queens Court is a privately owned and operated hotel, offering personalized service and catering for leisure or business.

Our modern hotel offers a wide choice of rooms to suit all budgets. From air-conditioned budget rooms with shared bathrooms to our 4-star self-contained studios.

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Travel along the scenic coastal Captain Cook Highway

1 Day Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and Wildlife Tour

Cape Tribulation is located within the Daintree National Park and is renowned as "where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef".

A full day to see the Cape Tribulation region north of Cairns where the 'reef meets the rainforest'. Stop at the Wildlife Habitat to see native animals, enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River, guided rainforest walks and time for an ice cream on the way home.

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Walk through the rainforest at the World Heritage listed Mount Hypipamee National Park

1 Day Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour

Get back to nature. Explore the stunning scenery of the Atherton Tablelands while bushwalking through ancient rainforest and swimming in pristine waterfalls and crater lakes.

A great day out to see the World Heritage-listed rainforest and volcanic crater lakes and country around Cairns. Good opportunities to spot wildlife, swim and enjoy the unique natural areas around Cairns.

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Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge

1 Day Daintree Dreaming Tour

Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with your guide

This fun, exclusive tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. A day you will never forget. This is an excellent tour for people of all ages, you just need an adventurous spirit!

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Go for a swim at Millaa Millaa Falls

2 Day Atherton Tablelands Tour

Get back to nature. Explore the stunning scenery of the Atherton Tablelands while bushwalking.

A two day journey to explore the hill country and rainforest around Cairns. Experience waterfalls, swimming, wildlife spotting, guided canoeing and mountain biking. Something for everyone in the tropical north.

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Spend the night in the Daintree rainforest and then explore historical Cooktown.

3 day Cape Tribulation Cooktown Wanderer

Best of North Queensland! Adventure and 4 wheel driving through amazing rainforest and the Outback, then this is the trip for you! Spectacular scenery, crossing rivers and mountain ranges.

Spend 3 days exploring off road in far northern Queensland. Travel north through the tropical Daintree Rainforest, spending the night near beautiful Cape Tribulation, before arriving in Cooktown to enjoy the history of the town and the natural wonder of this region.

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Aussie farm experience, ‘swagman’s’ dinner and a farm tour

Kat Pass - Byron Bay To Cairns Hop On Hop Off Tour

Take this hop on hop off pass from Byron Bay to Cairns, seeing all the hot spots of the East Coast of Australia along the way.

Travel from the popular beach town of Byron Bay to the adventure capital of Cairns in far north Queensland. Along the way experience an Aussie farm stay, Magnetic Island and an Indigenous rainforest camp included in your pass. Hop on and off where and when you like along the way. Travel with a guide at every step of your adventure travelling on buses and trains.

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Fraser Island 4WD adventure with lunch included

7 Day Brisbane to Cairns East Coast Tour

Visit the ‘must-sees’ of Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, but also enjoy family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences.

An amazing East Coast Australia Tour 7 Days from Brisbane to Cairns in a small group. Enjoy food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife, and nature from our locally owned and operated East Coast Australia experts.

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Accommodation ranges from budget style, to three and four star room types.

Base Brisbane Uptown

Stay in Base Brisbane Uptown in the centre of the city.

You can literally step off the train or bus, walk over a sky link and straight in the front door of Base Brisbane Uptown, ditch your bags and then get straight into exploring the city.Base Brisbane Uptown is right on the edge of the massive 20acre Roma Street Parklands.

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Small group tour (Max 16 people) including all transport and accommodation

14 Day Sydney to Cairns East Coast Tour

Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns. Local adventures, food, wine, beaches, snorkeling, walks, wildlife & nature.

This adventure is for active people who want to explore the east coast of Australia in a small group that loves nature, beaches, food, wine and the friendly locals we meet along the way. Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns in twin share hotel and lodge accommodation. 

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Relax, surf, party, and enjoy the vibe of the beach town of Byron Bay

16 Day Sydney to Cairns Tour Package

Travel Sydney to Cairns on this fully guided,16 day inclusive tour. Activities include visiting stunning Fraser Island, sailing the Whitsunday Islands, chilling in Byron Bay plus a hop over to magnificent Magnetic Island.

Capture the essence of the East Coast of Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, on this 16-day adventure. Stay on a private farm in a World Heritage listed area, visit a tropical Island paradise and relax in Byron Bay, spend the night on the world’s largest sand island, Fraser and visit stunning beaches whilst also snorkeling in the Whitsundays. Stay overnight in the rainforest, learn to care for koalas, how to surf, and learn to how to live like a traditional 'swagman' and enjoy life in outback Australia. From Sydney to Cairns – this is your adventure!

Spend two full days exploring World Heritage listed Fraser Island

28 Day Sydney to Melbourne Tour Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Melbourne)

East Coast Sydney to Cairns then Alice Springs to Melbourne tour

See as much of Australia as you can in a short time. Travel up the east coast of Australia Sydney to Cairns to take in the stunning landscapes, coastline and activities at Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Whitsunday Island and Magnetic Island. Rest between tours at Cairns and enjoy the world-famous Great Barrier Reef here. Fly to Alice Springs (own expense) before experiencing the Red Centre of the Northern Territory including seeing Uluru (Ayers Rock). Then we head down to Adelaide and finally spend time on the Great Ocean Road before arriving in Melbourne. 

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Swimming at beautiful Lake McKenzie

30 Day Australia's East Coast and Outback Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Darwin)

Take in the highlights of the East Coast; Byron Bay, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays and Cairns. Plus Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. The best bits of Australia in one amazing tour!

This great value package is a combination of our Sydney to Cairns tour and 10 Day Alice Springs to Darwin tour package including Uluru and Kakadu National Parks plus five nights extra accommodation spread across Cairns, Alice Springs and Darwin. The only other requirement is that you book your own domestic flight at additional expense between Cairns and Alice Springs. Let the Aussie Adventure begin!

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Making friends with like-minded travellers

31 Day Sydney to Melbourne Tour Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Melbourne)

Explore the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns and the outback Alice Springs to Melbourne. Snorkel, swim, camp, hike, party and spot native wildlife on this awesome adventure.

Capture the essence of Australia on this 31-day adventure. See the East Coast, Sydney to Cairns, and the outback Alice Springs to Melbourne. Visit a private farm in a World Heritage listed area, stay on a tropical Island and relax in Byron Bay, spend the night on the world’s largest sand island and visit stunning beaches whilst also snorkeling in the Whitsundays. Stay overnight with Indigenous custodians in the rainforest, learn to care for koalas, how to surf, and learn to how to live like a traditional 'swagman' and about life in outback Australia. See the Red Centre of Australia before traveling to Adelaide via Coober Pedy (stay underground) and the Flinders Ranges. The highlights of Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley are included as part of this package as well as the accommodation between the tours. Finish in Melbourne after traveling through the Grampians National Park and along the Great Ocean Road to marvel at the Twelve Apostles.

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