Cairns Natural Wonders

Some of the most breathtaking natural wonders on earth surround Cairns in tropical North Queensland. From the iconic Great Barrier Reef to the ancient Daintree Rainforest, Cairns offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore Mother Nature’s finest creations. Here are some of the must-see natural wonders in Cairns:

1. Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

2. Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

  • Discover the ancient beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. Explore lush jungle trails, swim in crystal-clear streams, and marvel at towering trees and cascading waterfalls in this pristine wilderness.

3. Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda scenic railway

  • Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway through dense rainforest, dramatic gorges, and towering bridges. Admire breathtaking views of Barron Gorge and Falls as the train winds through the picturesque landscape.

4. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


  • Soar above the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway canopy, offering panoramic views of the rainforest below. Glide over lush treetops, cascading waterfalls, and the Barron Gorge, stopping at scenic lookout points.

5. Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

6. Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

  • Wander through the ancient beauty of Mossman Gorge, where towering trees and crystal-clear waters create a serene oasis. Take a refreshing dip in the Mossman River, follow scenic walking trails, or join an Indigenous-guided tour to learn about the area’s cultural significance.

7. Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Cairns

  • Escape to the idyllic shores of Fitzroy Island, where pristine beaches, coral reefs, and hiking trails await. Snorkel amongst colourful marine life, hike to the summit for panoramic views, relax on the sandy shores, and soak up the sun.

8. Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation, Myall Beach

  • Explore the rugged beauty of Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Take a guided walk through the wilderness, cruise along the Daintree River searching for crocodiles, or relax on the pristine beaches overlooking the Coral Sea.

9. Barron Gorge National Park

Barron Falls

  • Immerse yourself in the dramatic landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, home to towering waterfalls, lush rainforest, and diverse wildlife. Take a scenic drive along the Gorge, hike to the Barron Falls lookout, or cool off in the refreshing waters of Lake Placid.

10. Green Island

Green Island

Discover the underwater wonders of Green Island, a lush coral cay with vibrant coral reefs and marine life all around it. Snorkel amongst tropical fish, take a glass-bottom boat tour or explore the island’s walking trails and native birdlife.

With its diverse array of natural wonders, Cairns offers endless opportunities for adventure, exploration, and appreciation of the wonders of the natural world.

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