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4WD Safaris - 25 listings

Explore the ancient Wet Tropics Rainforests, coastal roads and country outback on a specialized 4WD Safari. Taking you off the main road and into the country, a safari can last a day or a fortnight, pending your itinerary and interests. Knowledgeable guides share local stories and information with you, making your visit more memorable. The most popular 4WD Day Tour visits the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track. This is a full day tour departing from Cairns or Port Douglas. For those that have the time to spend anywhere from 5 -14 days, there are many 4WD Tours visiting Cape York - the very tip of Australia. As these Cape York Tours are very seasonal with limited departures it is advised to pre book well in advance. Please enquire with us if you are interested in receiving information about our Cape York Tours.

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Ballooning - 3 listings

Hot Air Ballooning is a great way to enjoy sweeping views of the Australian landscape, float over some of our native fauna (maybe see a kangaroo) and start your day with a stunning sunrise. Most ballooning packages operate in Mareeba, just west of Cairns, on the fringe of the Australian Outback, with pick-ups from Cairns and Port Douglas.

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Fishing - 11 listings

Cairns fishing adventures can be fulfilled in a multitude of ways i.e. half days up the Trinity Inlet (Cairns Harbour) to doing fishing only or a combination of fishing and crabbing. This option is great for those who have time constraints or prefer real calm water fishing. The inlet offers catches the like of Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Trevally, Salmon, Grunter, Jew Fish, Fingermark and Gold Spot Cod which are only a few of the 50 plus species which live in the inlet.

Outer reef fishing are on larger vessels catering to a different type of catch the like of Coral Trout, Red Emporer and Spanish Mackeral just to name a few to tempt you.

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Horse Riding - 5 listings

Explore the natural paradise of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland from the saddle, just like the early pioneers would have done, but with much more comfort! Horses are gentle and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Guides are available to assist with orientation and provide interesting advice on trails and scenery. Cairns Horse Riding Tours and Cape Tribulation Horse Riding Tours are available.

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Scenic Flights / Helicopter Tours - 16 listings

Take to the skies for a completely unique view of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests. Sweeping vistas will change from forest green to sparkling blue, fringed by white sandy beaches and idyllic island cays. Scenic flights can be a unique stand-alone experience or packaged with reef trips for a complete day tour. We also have some amazing helicopter tours and private charters available for those seeking the ultimate experience.

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Sky Diving & Bungy Jump - 6 listings

Cairns offers a variety of skydiving options. Skydive Cairns or Skydive Mission Beach and experience amazing views of lush tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Park landings and beach landings are available, along with photo and video packages.

The most popular skydive option is the 14,000ft jump which gives you the thrilling experience of 60 seconds freefall before your tandem skydive master deploys the parachute for your decent back to land! You can then catch your breath and enjoy the spectacular views, and even try your hand at steering your own parachute.

Cairns is the only place in Australia that you can do AJ Hackett Bungy Jump or Minjin Swing. The Cairns Bungy Tower stands 50 metres tall and is nestled in the World Heritage Rainforest just 20 minutes north of Cairns city. We can package your bungy jump or skydive with many other adventure activities for the complete adrenalin pumping holiday. Inquire with us for more information.

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White Water Rafting / Tubing - 10 listings

Cairns is host to a variety of white water adventures. Enjoy the thrills and spills of white water rafting in beautiful North Queensland where our gorges and rivers are surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

The Barron River provides a half day option and is a good introduction to white water rafting. Experience a fun filled 2 hours of rafting up to grade 3 rapids.

The famous Tully River is the most popular rafting river within Australia and New Zealand. This is a full day tour where you can experience the excitement of 5 hours rafting up to grade 4 rapids, and for the most adventurous there is the Xtreme option to enhance your adrenalin pumping Tully River Rafting Tour. Cairns is also the only place in Australia where you can participate in Rapid Boarding which is a unique and exciting white water adventure.

River Tubing Tours are also available for those that want a less extreme option and prefer a calmer water alternative. This option is great fun for the whole family with the minimum age being 5 years.

There is something suitable for all levels of skills and experience with pick-ups available from assorted Cairns locations. Please enquire if you need anymore information

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Adventure - 42 listings

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.

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Aboriginal Culture - 12 listings

Indigenous people have inhabited Australia for over 40,000 years. Theirs is a rich and vibrant culture, shaped by country, place, weather, flora and fauna. Their story is a rich tapestry of legends, endurance and a harmony with their surrounds. Learn more about Australia's Aboriginal culture in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, on a unique and personal experience.

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Scenic Cruises / Jet Boat Rides - 10 listings

Enjoy an informative calm water cruise exploring the mangrove estuary system on the Trinity Inlet, with a chance to spot a salt water crocodile in their natural habitat.

Sun set cruises are also available most evenings. Enjoy a welcome drink and nibbles and then relax as you soak up the beautiful views of the waterways, mangroves and mountains whilst you watch the sun setting over the Cairns Esplanade.

For those wanting a bit more excitement there are fast Jet Boat rides available that are designed for extreme maneuverability, speed and agile performance. Spins, slides, fish-tails and water-walls are all part of the fun of this thrilling ride.

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Night Tours / Dinner Packages - 15 listings

Cairns has a wide variety of Night Tours and Dinner Show Packages available. Families and International visitors can enjoy an Aussie BBQ in the bush combined with an exciting Hummer Tour, or be entertained by the wildlife at the Night Zoo, or even learn about the Aboriginal Culture whilst watching the amazing Dreamtime Dance Show and Lakeside Fire Ceremony at Tjapukai by Night.

Cairns is a vibrant town with many activities on offer, and night time is no exception. Enjoy a unique romantic dining experience in the rainforest, explore the Tablelands by night with nocturnal animal spotting, relax and watch the sun setting over the esplanade on your sunset cruise, or be thrilled by Sam Powers Illusion Spectacular show. You can even experience an enchanting night tour through the castle ruins at Paronella park.

Please enquire if you need anymore information.

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Sightseeing Tours - 12 listings

Cairns is a unique town with a huge focus on tourism. Welcoming visitors from all over the world, the region has a plethora of things to see and do. These mini sightseeing tours are great for anyone wanting to fill in half a day and to see a little more of the immediate surrounds around Cairns.

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Wildlife Parks / Zoo's - 7 listings

Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is home to a variety of animal parks and wildlife Zoos. Whether you want to see crocodiles, birds, butterflies, snakes, cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and more... Cairns and our surrounding areas have a wildlife attraction to please everyone.

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Cairns Tour Packages - 26 listings

We have many different Cairns Tour Packages on offer to suit a wide variety of travellers needs. With an array of activities such as reef, rainforest, rafting, skydiving, bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, horse riding, natural water slides and beautiful waterfalls. We have put together some great value packages for those wanting to make the most of their Cairns Holiday.

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Small Group Tours - 34 listings

Cairns and port Douglas are very popular holiday destinations with a huge variety of tours and activities on offer. We have compiled this list of the small group tours available to the Great Barrier Reef, Islands, Rainforest and Outback Regions. These tours are great for those with a sense of adventure who are wanting to have a personalised tour experience without the crowds.

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Charter Flight Tours - 2 listings

Half Day Tour Options - 53 listings

Please note the times on the following options as some are early morning, mid-day or late afternoon.

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Bike & Segway Tours - 7 listings

Cairns has a variety of active tours available to suit all types of fitness levels. Ranging from bicycle tours, electrical bike tours, motorbike tours, quad bike tours (ATV) and segway tours.

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