What to do in Cairns

Cairns has so many fantastic things to see and do. When looking for something to do and see, Cairns natural treasures are the best in the World. Come along. We can’t wait to show you around.

Cairns is the adventure capital of Australia, and it’s perfect for white water rafting through the amazing Rainforest and scuba diving on the World’s largest living thing.

You will find amazing things to see and do in Cairns all year round

There are plenty of choices of things to do in Cairns. 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

There is no place in the World like Cairns.

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


Great Barrier Reef

The most extensive coral Reef system comprises over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,300 kilometres.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to over 400 types of coral, 4000 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.

Stunning tropical Islands

While in Cairns, you can hop on a ferry to beautiful Green Island and relax on the beach. Then hike to the summit of Fitzroy Island or fly to Lizard island for a day.


Cairns Museum

Next, Visit the Cairns Museum and share the beautiful stories of life in the tropics, starting as far back as the 1870s.   You will find the museum on Lake and Shields Streets in Cairns.

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


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


What to do in Cairns
Muddies Playground

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

Plan an excellent getaway with our pick of what to do in Cairns.

Take your pick. There are so many great things to see and do.