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: $1599
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
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: $319
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 and free return Cairns transfers. Package Options Are;
1. Skydive and a day visit to Dunk Island with snorkeling equipment provided.
2. Skydive and 'mystery' backpacker accommodation.
3. Skydive and Half Day Tully River Sports Rafting.
****This company allows people up to 105 kgs to jump, many other companies have a restriction to 95 kgs.
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!
Barron River Rafting Packages (RT)
Rates from: $277
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. There is a variety of other activities to choose from to create your own 1 or 2 day package, such as Bungy Jumping, Hot Air Ballooning, or an Outer Reef Cruise.
Behana Days - Adventure Tour
Rates from: $179
Known as the adventure tour of the Behana Gorge waterfalls, not for the faint hearted and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. Behana Gorge is a 45 minute drive from Cairns, and is one of Cairns best kept secrets! This tour includes nature walks, abseiling, ziplining, waterfall swimming and leaping from high rocks into safe deep waters below. Travelling with a maximum of 8 passengers - ensures a wonderful small group adventure!
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: $125
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: $130
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.
Bungy Jump & Skydive Package
Rates from: $452
The ultimate adrenalin rush! This package combines the activities of skydiving and bungy jumping. Skydive from a height 14,000ft and reaching speeds of up to 220km/hr, you will rocket straight down for up to 60 seconds for a heart-stopping, life-changing freefall! Get ready to open yourself to a whole new meaning of adrenaline. The AJ Hackett Bungy Site is a 50 metre tall tower in a beautiful rainforest setting about 20 minutes north of Cairns city. Free bus transfers are available for both activities from Cairns hotels.
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: $169
An excellent, exciting double combo afternoon. The activities include:
1. A fast jet boat ride lasting 35 minutes.
2. Night hummer tour going in a 4WD on a rainforest property experiencing nature and having 4WDing fun.
Rates from: $169
The only canyoning crew in Cairns and all done in a half day - approximately 7.30am until 1.30pm. Cairns is reknown for its beautiful rainforests, waterfalls and amazing rock escarpments. Combining all these lovely natural features and adding in some adventure you can enjoy abseiling and zip lining at a great location close to the city.
Cairns Segway 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.
Cruising Cairns Bike Tour
Rates from: $69
A lovely afternoon ride 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 and visits places such as Botanical Gardens, Tanks Art Centre, Centenary Lakes and 3 secret locations.
Down and Dirty Quad Bike Tours
Rates from: $80
The only quad biking through true rainforest and if conditions are right you go through creek bed crossings and have some adventurous quad biking. They also have argo vehicles as an alternative. If you are not so adventurous they have smaller vehicles for anyone building their confidence.
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: $149
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 (valid for travel until 20th December 2016)
EX CAIRNS: $88PP + $30PP LEVY = $118PP
EX PORT DOUGLAS: $108PP + $30PP LEVY = $138PP
BARRON RIVER RAFTING IS NOT OPERATING ON WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY OR SATURDAY'S UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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.
GBR Fishing Charters Australia
Rates from: $280
Offering the lowest passenger numbers for a shared outer reef fishing experience, this locally owned company provide the opportunity for guests to catch Nannygai, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Fingermark, Jobfish, Cod, Sweetlip, Spangled Emporer and many other species. Reef fish species depend on weather conditions and time of year. The vessel is a 31 foot Powercat launched in 2015, has an onboard toilet, tackle (rods and reels) and a 25 knot cruising speed.
Half Day River Tubing - Behana Gorge
Rates from: $84
This river tubing tour is operated by Aussie Drifterz/Foaming Fury. Have a great 2 hours of river tubing fun on either the Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, free morning or afternoon snack and is suitable for the whole family (minimum age is 5 yrs).
Half Day River Tubing -Mulgrave River
Rates from: $84
Come and play with us in natures theme park as we river tube along the beautiful Mulgrave River (or Behana Gorge). 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.
Jungle Surfing, Night Jungle Walks and Paddletrek
Rates from: $45
These tours operate out of Cape Tribulation which is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Cairns.
Jungle Surfing operates a 2 hour guided ziplining adventure thorugh the ancient Daintree Rainforest. No experieince necessary and is suitable for ages 3-103!
They also operate a Guided Night Jungle Walk at their property every night from 7.30pm. This is a two hour interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Moderate fitness is required and minimum age is 8 years.
Paddletrek operate Sea Kayaking Adventures and offer two departures a day. They run a 3.5 hour monring tour departing Cape Tribulation at 8.30am. Or a 2.5 hour tour departing at 2.30pm and this is called their Sunset tour.
You can also combine some of these activities into an amazing combo! These activities are great add ons for those spending a night or two up in the Daintree Rainfrest.
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.
On the Wallaby - Overnight Packages
Rates from: $189
This popular nature tour takes us to the highlights of the cool tropical Atherton Tablelands. You will have one day exploring the Rainforest and Waterfalls with plenty of swimming opportunities. Overnight accommodation at the Backpackers Lodge and BBQ dinner is included.
Day two is an active day with mountain biking and wildlife canoeing before returning to Cairns.
Rafting + Skydive + Bungy Jump + Outer Reef Cruise Package (RT)
Rates from: $800
This "Awsome Foursome" Package includes a 14,000ft Cairns Skydive, a full day of White Water Rafting on the famous Tully River with lunch (can upgrade to the Extreme Tully Rafting), a bungy jump and a full day Outer Reef Cruise onboard Osprey V. Bus transfers are included for the skydive, rafting and bungy jump activities, but not included for the reef cruise. This package is great value for those wanting an adventure packed Cairns holiday.
Rafting + Skydive Packages (RT)
Rates from: $420
You can choose the "Thrills & Spills" Package which includes a 14,000ft Cairns Skydive and a half day white rafting tour on the Barron River. Bus transfers are included.
Or you can choose the "Super Thrills & Spills" Package which includes 1 Full Day of White Water Rafting on the famous Tully River with BBQ lunch (you can also choose to upgrade to the EXTREME Tully Rafting). Then on a separate day experience the thrill of an amazing 14,000ft Cairns Skydive. Return bus transfers are included both days.
Or you can choose the 2 Day "Mission Possible" Package which includes 1 Full Day of White Water Rafting on the famous Tully River with BBQ lunch (you can also choose to upgrade to the EXTREME Tully Rafting). Then on a separate day experieince the thrill of an amazing 14,000ft Mission Beach Skydive. Return bus transfers from Cairns included both days.
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, unch 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
BARRON RIVER RAFTING IS NOT OPERATING ON WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY OR SATURDAY'S UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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: $235
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
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
Cairns Park Jump 14,000ft: $264 + $35 Levy = $299 PP + FREE upgrade to 15,000ft
Mission Beach Jumps 14,000ft: $264 + $35 levy = $299 PP + FREE upgrade to 15,000ft
* Conditions apply. Offer valid for December 2016.
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.
Tablelands & Waterfalls Tour (CTC)
Rates from: $89
DECEMBER SPECIAL - $60PP
Cape Trib Connections operates this casual but fun filled tour to the Atherton Tablelands. Suited to the backpacker and budget traveller who likes the focus of the day to be on natural sightseeing and visiting waterfalls and swimming holes for a very economic price. Morning tea is included, but you will need to pack a lunch or bring some money to purchase food along the way.
Tandem Cairns - Skydiving
Rates from: $244
$255pp + $25pp LEVY = $280pp - 14,000FT PARK JUMP upgraded for FREE to 15,000ft
$285pp + $25pp LEVY - $310pp - 14,000FT BEACH JUMP upgraded for FREE to 15,000ft
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
Not Operating 18th October 2016 until Mid March 2017 - start date To Be Advised
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.
Tropical Peaks - Cairns Hiking Experience
Rates from: $175
Experience the only true guided hiking tour in Cairns! With less time travelling in the vehicle and more time trekking - you will get to hike through the beautiful Lamb Range track with scenery consisting of open woodland, giant gum trees and savanna habitat. Travelling with a very small group of like-minded people, you will enjoy this 10 kilometre hike which ends with a visit to Davies Creek for a well earned refreshing swim! Snacks, fruit, lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent are provided - you just need to bring a day pack to carry a large bottle of water, camera, swimmers and towel and your sense of adventure!
Tully River Rafting Packages (RT)
Rates from: $349
The famous Tully River provides a fantastic full day white water rafting experience. Your day includes up to grade 4 rapids, 5 hours of rafting, lunch and return bus transfers. You can combine the Tully River Rafting Tour with another activity to make your own 2 Day Package. There is a variety of other activities to choose from such as Bungy Jumping, Hot Air Ballooning, Fitzroy Island- Sea Kayaking and an Outer Reef Cruise.
Rates from: $109
DECEMBER SPECIAL - $70PP
Active Tropics Explorer operates this Waterfall Wanderers Tour. Conducted in a laid back style this tour will suit the backpacker or budget traveller. You will visit an array of swimming holes, waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and a volcanic crater lake. We will also be providing morning/afternoon tea, lunch, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit throughout the day, as well as heaps of music, games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus.
World Heritage EBike Adventures
Rates from: $75
Ride an electric bike through pockets of world heritage listed rainforest areas. There are two types of tours - a 5.5 hour trip in the morning and a 2 hour trip in the afternoon.
Only basic to medium bike skills are required for these short trips as all bikes are electric to ease any hard peddling. If you get tired you can increase the power to allow the bike to do all the work for you.