Cairns is known as the Adventure Capital of Australia. It’s famous the world over for being quintessentially Queensland – full of sun, fun and extreme experiences you’ll be raving about for the rest of your life.
Cairns has bungy jumping, skydiving and whitewater rafting just to get your adventure started. There’s even a Minjin jungle swing. If you don’t what that is, check this out! If you’re an adrenalin junkie, you’re going to want to do it!
The Great Barrier Reef is right on the doorstep and the Daintree Rainforest is only a few hours away. Snorkel or learn to dive on the reef, visit deserted sand cays in the middle of the ocean, explore ancient rainforests, and find a place where the rainforest meets the reef. There are great waterfalls and swimming holes you can visit like Crystal Cascades. You can glide over the top of the rainforest canopy with Skyrail, take a scenic rail trip up the Barron Gorge and even go 4WDing.
The city of Cairns is the perfect base for your north Queensland adventure. Take a dip in the enormous public Esplanade lagoon – a giant free swimming pool on the foreshore that you can’t miss. Experience and learn about native Australian Aboriginal culture. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants, then dance the balmy night away at one of the many bars and clubs.