What to do in Cairns
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
- 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.
Great Barrier Reef
The most extensive living 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?
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 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 the adults and kids. The 142 bus will take you to Sugarworld.
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.
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