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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking Tour
Rates from: $134
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: $75
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 takes about 10 minutes to find out if you have the balance for this type of fun and when you gain your confidence..... the rest of the time..... is 'play time'.
Foaming Fury - Full Day Russell River Rafting
Rates from: $149
Just an hour south of Cairns, Foaming Fury has created a rafting adventurers dream on the Russell River. Your extreme rafting experience starts with a trek through the dense rainforest of the Russell River valley, carrying inflatable 2 man sports rafts with you (the lightweight kayaks are deflated and the packs are share carried to the launch point). Along the way, you will learn about the rainforest, see crystal clear rivers, marvel at breathtaking scenery and of course experience the exciting rapids of the wild Russell River. There is nothing else like this in Australia. It is affordable, nail biting and exhilarating! With rapids ranging from grade 1 to 4, there is something for everyone on this river.
Foaming Fury - Half Day Barron River Rafting
Rates from: $124
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 - Behana Gorge
Rates from: $75
This river tubing tour is operated by Aussie Drifterz and takes place in the stunning Behana Gorge. Tube through natural tree tunnels, freshwater snorkel, make natural facepaints, swim or just chill out at the breathtaking Behana Gorge. Family tours depart at 10.30am and is fun and safe for everyone. There is also a Backpakcers (18+) Tour that departs at 1.30pm.
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: $235
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 or full day adventure. 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: $133
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.
Skydive Cairns / Skydive Mission Beach / Jump The Beach
Rates from: $334
SKYDIVE CAIRNS SPECIAL - $255pp + $35pp APF LEVY - 14,000FT SKYDIVE (limited time)
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
SPECIAL: $255pp + $25pp LEVY - 14,000FT PARK JUMP
SPECIAL: 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.