Cairns is the adventure capital of Tropical North Queensland. Sure, you can visit the reef and rainforest, but why not do it with a hit of adrenalin! Raft the gorges of ancient tropical rainforests, parasail over the glistening waters of the Coral Sea, bungy jump through the canopy to a tropical pool or try canopy surfing for something completely different. We can package together a variety of adventure activities for the ultimate adrenalin pumping holiday. Inquire with us today.
*1 Day Cape York
Rates from: $1399
There is only one Cape York 'Day' Tour which is fantastic for those with limited time. This is a very unique tour which involves flying to the Cape in a small charter plane that flies at low altitude providing you with excellent scenic photography opportunities. The day allows up to 5 hours on land in the cape region, this time is maximised with a 4WD tour taking you to the famous location for you to be photographed at 'the tip' of Cape York. The price includes return scenic flights, a guide for the day, full commentary and lunch is provided.
A minimum of 6 passengers are required to ensure a departure.
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping and Minjin Jungle Swing
Rates from: $129
SPECIAL: BUNGY & SWING COMBO DEAL - $199PP + $10PP LEVY = $209PP
*VALID FOR BOOKINGS AND TRAVEL BETWEEN 3RD-29TH FEBRUARY
AJ Hackett Cairns is the only bungy tower in the whole of Australia! The tower stands at 50 metres tall and there are 16 different jump styles to choose from. It features a pond below for water touches, waterfalls and Australian wildlife such as snakes, goannas and native birds and the tower provides amazing views over the rainforest and Northern Beaches.
Hackett also have the Minjin Jungle Swing which is a multi-person swing for 1-3 people to experience extreme speed and acceleration from 45 metres high into the rainforest canopy and reaching speeds up to 120km/h! The AJ Hackett Site is in a beautiful rainforest setting about 20 minutes north of Cairns city. Free bus transfers are available and there are many different packages to choose from.
Altitude Skydive Mission Beach
Rates from: $99
Altitude Skydive Mission Beach offer 14,000 foot skydives with options to purchase photos and/or DVD's, they also offer local Mission Beach packages;
1. Skydive and a day visit to Dunk Island with snorkeling equipment provided.
2. Skydive and 'mystery' backpacker accommodation.
3. Skydive and Tully River Rafting.
Bad Fishy - Jet Boat Adventure
Rates from: $69
Enjoy the thrill of this 35 minute jet boat ride with Bad Fishy. Feel your adrenalin pumping with the funky onboard music as your speedy Tropical Twist Ride spins and slides and as you take in the beautiful sights of the mountains and waterways of the Trinity Inlet. Make sure you wear swimmers or bring a change of clothes as part of the fun is getting wet!
Rates from: $94
Known as the adventure tour of the Behana Gorge waterfalls, not for the faint hearted and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. This tour includes nature walks, abseiling, waterfall swimming and leaping from high rocks into safe deep waters below.
Blazing Saddles - Combo Package - Horse Ride and Quad Bike Tour
Rates from: $195
Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Horse Riding and Quad Bike tour from the city. A Quad Bike is a four wheeled motor bike, also called an ATV which stands for All Terrain Vehicle. All tuition is provided so no experieince necesssary and no license is required.
Our horse ride tour trails are perfect for absolute beginner riders through to the more experienced rider. We hand pick your horse for your particular skill level, provide you with a safety and introductory riding lesson and then split groups into skill levels so as to ensure you have a safe and fun horse riding experience.
Blazing Saddles - Horse Riding Adventure
Rates from: $95
SPECIAL FAMILY PRICE - 2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN (AGED UP TO 12YO) = 1 CHILD GOES FREE
Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Horse Riding tour from the city. What better way to experience the Aussie bush, rainforest and spectacular views than on horseback with Blazing Saddles. Our Horse-riding tour offers a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure.
Blazing Saddles - Quad Bike Tours (ATV - All Terrain Vehicles)
Rates from: $95
Blazing Saddles Adventures is on a working cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong. Blazing Saddles is located only 10-15 minutes north of Cairns and is the closest Quad Bike tour from the city. A Quad Bike is a four wheeled motor bike, also called an ATV which stands for All Terrain Vehicle. All tuition is provided so no experience necesssary and no license is required. There is a variety of departure times available and return bus transfers are included, or you are welcome to self drive to the property.
Cairns Adventure Park
Rates from: $39
Zip line over the forest for a distance of 300m and the best part is that it is located only 10 minutes from the city. Perfect for those seeking a thrill, and wanting to fill time in Cairns without having to travel great distances.
There are two ziplines so people can compete to get to the bottom the fastest, you can reach thrilling speeds of 60 - 70 kilometers per hour with a nice controlled bungy style spring push back finish at the end.
There are shaded seating areas at both the Top & Base Stations with great views from the top for fantastic video & photo opportunities of the ride down.
The venue opens 9am to 5pm daily.
Cairns Adventures Super Combo Pass
Rates from: $199
An excellent, exciting triple combo afternoon starting at 3.45pm and finishing at 9pm. This is for the thrill seeker wanting high adventure but has limited time whilst on holiday. The activities include:
1. A fast jet boat ride lasting 35 minutes
2. Flying Leap Mega Zipline
3. Night hummer tour going in a 4WD on a rainforest property experiencing nature and having 4WDing fun
Cairns Ninebot Tours
Rates from: $79
The next generation of the ultra fun segway is in Cairns......here for your pleasure and fun. See the local sights of Cairns in a most unique and interesting way for 1.5 hours in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Rates from: $5
Go in an Orb for fun and adventure, located on a rainforest property just outside the village of Kuranda one can Orb on bush tracks, do 'bumper' orbs and there is more sedate orbing for younger children.
Cruising Cairns Bike Tour
Rates from: $69
A lovely afternoon ride between 2.30pm and 6.30pm seeing aspects of Cairns one just can't see from a car or bus. Everything is provided, just bring a sense of fun.
This tour operates Mondays to Fridays.
Eagle Rider Cairns
Rates from: $140
A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.
Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.
Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking Tour
Rates from: $129
Explore the Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island by sea kayak. This fully guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy. After transferring 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. Enjoy a well-earned, hearty picnic lunch on a secluded beach and snorkel the island reefs, or laze in the sun before paddling back to our departure point for the journey home.
Rates from: $179
Try the thrills and spills of being connected to a jet pack and flyboarding your way to adventure. Get air born, then dive into the water, tango in the sky with friends and be cheered on by the fascinated crowds this activity draws to the waterline. It usually takes about 10 minutes to find your balance for this type of fun and when you gain your confidence..... the rest of the time..... is 'play time'.
Foaming Fury - Half Day Barron River Rafting
Rates from: $129
SPECIAL: $88 PP+ $30 PP Levy = $118 PP
* Valid until 20th March
Join Foaming Fury's professional team for an afternoon of thrills and spills on the Barron River. Travel just 20 minutes North West of Cairns to the Barron River and let Foaming Fury's guide entertain you in eight person rafts. Spend two hours paddling rapids up to Grade 3. Barron River is a Dam controlled river, allowing consistent supplies of water all year round. A professional photographer accompanies each tour, providing top quality rafting photographs for purchase.
Half Day River Tubing -Mulgrave River
Rates from: $79
Come and play with us in natures theme park as we river tube along the beautiful Mulgrave River. This is a fun safe tour for the whole family with minimum age being 5 years. A perfect half day activity especially on a hot summers day. This trip is operated by Foaming Fury.
Hot Air - Hot Air Ballooning
Rates from: $225
Our region is the most popular place in Australia to go for hot air balloon rides. Hot Air's specially chosen location at Mareeba provides ideal weather and climate conditions for this gentle activity. Our beautiful region offers unrivalled panoramic views of our unique Australian landscape of the Atherton Tablelands. We offer a variety of balloon flights with self drive options or with return bus transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas.
Mount-N-Ride - Horse Riding Tours
Rates from: $130
Situated 30 minutes south of Cairns on a lovely farm property in the Little Mulgrave Valley you can horse ride through the rainforest and Mulgrave River for a half day tour in the morning or afternoon, or a lovely sunset horse ride. Private Tours are also available. Mount-N-Ride Horse Riding Tours have been operating in this area for over 15 years and cater for all levels of experience. Assorted scenic trails through the rainforest, river and mountain ranges.
North Qld Watersports - Parasailing, Jet Ski and Bumper Tube Rides
Rates from: $35
North QLD Watersports offer Parasailing, Jetski and Bumper Tube Rides. Operating daily from the Cairns Marina you can choose one activity or an adventure package. For all your watersport thrills and spills join the crew of NQ Watersports for the adventure of your life.
Raging Thunder - Full Day Tully River Rafting
Rates from: $189
Raging Thunger offers a full day of white water rafting on the mighty Tully River. This tour includes return transfers, BBQ lunch and 5 hours of rafting on grade 3-4 rapids. There is also the option to go Extreme for the adrenalin junkies. The Tully River is located 2 hours south of Cairns and is renowned for being one of the best rivers within Australia and New Zealand.
Raging Thunder: Half Day Barron River Rafting
Rates from: $120
The Barron River is perfect for anyone who has never tried White Water Rafting or those looking for an afternoon of fun and excitement. Your guide will take you on a rafting tour through the Barron Gorge national park aboard your 8 person inflatable where you can experience up to grade 3 rapids. With guaranteed water levels all year round, you will enjoy two (2) hours of white water rafting on this half day adventure tour.
Rapid Boarders - Australia's ONLY River Boarding Tour
Rates from: $220
This is Australia's ONLY White Water River Boarding Tour. Lying face first on a world-class river board, you will experieince up to grade 3 rapids along the famous Tully River. Our full day tour is very personalised as we limit numbers to a maximum of 12 participants, so we can keep it interesting, safe, fun and exciting.
SKED - Half Day Outer Reef Tour
Rates from: $150
SPECIAL: $90 + $15 EMC per person = $105 pp (12pm - 5pm)
Cairns only half day outer reef trip on a super fast, jet powered boat. Get 2 hours of snorkel time at the outer reef in half a day. This is a snorkel only boat, no dives or meals are offered on board. Maximum of 36 passengers.
Skydive Cairns or Mission Beach
Rates from: $334
February Special - 14,000ft Cairns Park jump - $264 + $35 Levy = $299 PP
& Free photo upgrade with each Handycam DVD purchase = $130PP
* Conditions apply.
Skydive Cairns was established in 1989 and has completed over 1 million skydives! They are the only skydive company who jumps directly over Cairns and you will experience breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns City and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. There is also the option to Skydive Mission Beach for those that prefer a beach landing.
Tandem Cairns - Skydiving
Rates from: $244
$255pp + $25pp LEVY = $280pp - 14,000FT PARK JUMP
$285pp + $25pp LEVY - $310pp - 14,000FT BEACH JUMP
PHOTOS & VIDEO PACKAGE $120pp
Join Tandem Cairns for the skydive experience of a lifetime! With over 40 years experience and over 1.5 million skydives - you are in great hands. The Tropical North is a spectacular skydive location - you can choose to do a park jump and land on our lush green manicured grass area, or upgrade to our exclusive beach landing which is the closest beach landing site to Cairns. Both of our landing sites are located in Innisfail just south of Cairns. With two departures a day for our half day skydive tour, you can choose from 10000ft, 14000 or 15000ft. Free Cairns bus transfers are included and we have photo and video packages available.
Trekking With Pack Donkeys
Rates from: $185
This is a very unique hiking/walking tour with options for a one day trip (approximately 4.5 hours of walking) to an overnight camp and options for extended trips. The donkeys are for carrying your gear and supplies, trekkers are not allowed to ride the donkeys. The tour/s encompass the Irvinebank region of the Queensland outback, it is a lovely nature walk that follows well known explorers' routes, provides excellent wildlife watching opportunities and has small group sizes (minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 people). It is a great addition to those self driving the Atherton Tableland region although people without a vehicle or license can still do this tour.
The walk rating is considered 'easy' by the operator. An average of 8 kilometers per day.