Family things to do in Cairns

Cairns is the crown jewel of Tropical North Queensland, Australia.

This one of a kind tropical paradise is the gateway to two of the most unique and precious places on earth, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

The dilemma of taking a holiday in one of the most popular destinations in Australia is too many options and not enough time.

It’s impossible to see everything in one short stay. So, here is a list of sights and activities that will make your holiday especially memorable for the whole family.

A family vacation isn’t just for rest and recreation, it’s an opportunity for the family to be together and for the kids to learn and broaden their horizons.

Of course, money is a factor, but whatever your budget, Cairns gives you the most profit for the price, and your kids will have the time of their lives.

 

The Great Barrier Reef

It is always great when an educational experience can be disguised as fun. There is nowhere else learning can be as fun, as out on the Great Barrier Reef. One trip on a glass-bottom boat will take them up-close and personal to one of the great wonders of the world.

 

The Daintree Rainforest

The same can be said for the most ancient rainforest still in existence and home to the largest variety of animals, plants and birds. Teach your children the importance of preserving one of Australia’s most valuable places. Even the smallest of children will gaze in wonder as they look above and take in the 1,100-year-old twin Bull Kauri.

 

The Esplanade

The Esplanade is where kids can play in a 4,800 square metre man-made lagoon. Or take the tiny tots to Muddy’s where the fun of splashing in water up to their ankles can last for hours, giving parents a much-needed break. These are just a few of the attractions that make the Esplanade a must-see and must-do for family.

 

Fishing

With all the rivers and estuaries in and around Cairns, take the kids fishing. Even if you have no experience, fishing charters in Tropical North Queensland are full of knowledgeable and friendly crews that will help you and your children set up rods and hooks.

 

Dining

Places like Fetta’s and Cafe China have a huge variety of scrumptious food that cater to large groups. If your kids are all about burgers and fries, then try Grill’d on The Esplanade or make use of one of the 12 barbeques, around the Lagoon, and grill your own.

 

Accommodation

Choose from one of more than 22 family-friendly accommodation houses offered in and around Cairns. You can set your family in the lap of luxury with breakfast buffets and stunning views of Cairns or for those on a budget, there are many reasonably priced hotels that offer a great family vibe.