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There are incredible things for you to see and do. An indulgent break, romantic island escape, family holiday or the thrill of an adventure holiday, Tropical Far North Queensland has it all for you.

The Great Barrier Reef
Cairns is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest, most spectacular coral reef system - where diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are a part of everyday life. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. There is an abundance of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory and cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch.

Nature's Themepark - the only place on earth where the rainforest meets the reef.

Private Helicopter Tours
Private aerial tours are a luxurious way to savour the natural beauty of this entire tropical north landscape from an unrivalled perspective. On this exhilarating flight you will be astounded by the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef as well as enjoying the view of secluded waterfalls, winding rivers and leafy rainforest canopies.

Location: Hangars 8-10 Bush Pilots Avenue, Genral Aviation, Cairns
Telephone: +61 7 4035 9669

Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquility of Earth's oldest surviving tropical rainforests. Swim, paddle and explore crystal-clear rivers, volcanic lakes, and spectacular waterfalls surrounded by Wet Tropics rainforests on the tropical Atherton Tablelands, a short drive west of Cairns. Or journey a little further south towards Mission Beach or escape to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation to experience the magic of the Tropical Rainforest

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Operated by: Skyrail

This is a must do attraction as it is one of the very best rainforest experiences. You will glide just metres over the canopy, before slowly descending to the forest floor and received a guided boardwalk tour by a Ranger. You can also follow the Skyrail with a leisurely trip on the Kuranda open-air scenic train, which takes you deep within the rugged tropical environment of this beautfiul area. It is an award winning experience.

Location: Bunda Street, Cairns Railway Station, Cairns
Telephone: +61 7 4036 9333

Kuranda is a quaint village nestled among World Heritage-listed rainforest at the top of the Kuranda Range Road. It is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike due to its easy going lifestyle and cool, tropical mountain climate. Upon arriving in Kuranda, some suggestions include; visiting any of the six wildlife adventure parks such as the Cairns Wilkdlife Safari Reserve, Rainforestation, Kuranda Koala Gardens and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Other things to see and enjoy are the Rainforest Walks, Horse Riding and the famous Barron Gorge.

The Australin Butterfly Sanctuary
Located within the heart of the Kuranda rainforest, this santuary is a unique destination sure to delight all ages. You will marvel at the spectacular vision of colour and movement of their exotic collection of butterflies.

Location: 8 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda
Telephone: + 61 7 4093 7575

Horseback Adventures
Experience the magic of a horse riding adventure through tropical rainforest, encountering freshwater creeks, spectacular unspoilt mountaintop views, and an abundance of native wildlife.

Location: Mt Haren Road, Kuranda
Telephone: +61 7 4093 8929

Daintree River Cruise
Explore a wilderness full of rare birds, colourful butterflies and reptiles aboard a Daintree River Cruise.

Location: Barret Creek landing, three kilometres from Daintree Village
Telephone: + 61 7 4098 7480

Whitewater Rafting
Tropical North Queensland is renowned for its warm water temperatures, making rafting an enjoyable and exciting experience. This exhilarating white-water course winds through the stunning landscape of the Barron Gorge National park. The scenery is breathtaking and unforgettable.

Location: Various locations throughout Tropical North Queensland
Telephone: + 61 7 4041 9444

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
Crocodiles are exciting and extremely dangerous. Get up close and personal (but not that close) by taking a stroll on the timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.

Location: Captain Cook Highway, Wangetti Beach
Telephone: + 61 7 4055 3576

Hot Air Ballooning
Catch a perfect sunrise and experience of bird's -eye view of the fantastic panoramas of the Tropical North. Giding through the sky is a truly unsurpassable experience.

Location: Spence Street, Cairns
Telephone: +61 7 4039 9900

Paradise Palms Golf
Constantly ranked as one of Australia's best and most challenging courses, Paradise Palms offers a combination of sweeping fairways, snaking creeks, six lakes, narrow undulating greens and 94 bunkers. Open to the public seven days a week, the course is a great test for golfers of all levels.

Location: Kewarra Beach
Telephone: +61 7 4059 9901