What to do in Cairns

Find what to do in Cairns  Discover Fun and cool things to do, things to do this weekend, Great Barrier Reef tours, Daintree Rainforest tours or discover the Atherton Tablelands.

There are plenty of Cairns breaks to choose.  Whether you’re coming to Cairns for a weekend or a week, there are fantastic things to do.

Visiting Cairns has never been easier with these ideas for Cairns breaks.

Our Top 5 things to do

Stay on the Great Barrier Reef

Visit the Atherton Tablelands

Get pampered in Palm Cove

Enjoy a delicious lunch in Port Douglas

Spend a day in Kuranda the village in the Rainforest

There is no place in the World like Cairns.

Cairns is the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites sit side by side Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.


Great Barrier Reef

The most extensive living coral reef system, made up of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to over 400 types of coral, 4000 types of clams and snails (molluscs), 1500 species of fish, countless thousands of worms, sponges, crustaceans and echinoderms, turtles, whales, sharks and dolphins.

We all know one day on the Great Barrier Reef is never enough, so why don’t you find out about an overnight stay?

Daintree Rainforest


One hundred thirty million years in the making, there is nowhere else on earth like the Daintree Rainforest.  Home to one-third of Australia’s reptile, frog and marsupial species.   While you are visiting the Daintree,  take a river cruise down the Daintree River.  Search for crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks and a vast array of birdlife.


Visit the Cairns Museum and share in the beautiful stories of what life was like in the tropics starting as far back as the 1870s.  You can find the museum conveniently located on the corner of Lake and Shields Streets.

Make the most of your holiday in North Queensland by finding all the information you need on fun tours to do in Cairns Australia.  Discover the best weekend breaks.


Sugarworld Waterpark located on Hambledon Drive, Edmonton.  Popular with the locals.  Fun for the whole family with interactive play areas for younger children and slides for the adults and kids.    The 142  bus to will take your to  Sugarworld.


What to do in Cairns
Muddies Playground

Discover fabulous children’s playgrounds, and best of all, they are all FREE.

Plan an excellent end to the week with our pick of things to do in Cairns this weekend.

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