Cairns & the Tropical North

Cairns & the Tropical North Travel Tips

Best Ways to See the Great Barrier Reef

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 810 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With over 130,000 square miles (344,400 square kilometers) of multicolored coral, tropical islands and crystalline waters; a kaleidoscope of fish and sea creatures; and miles of sun-soaked ...  Read more

Australia Day

By Viator, January 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5463 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Australia Day is arguably the country?s biggest national holiday, annually celebrated on January 26. It marks the day when the First Fleet of British ships arrived on the continent?s shores in 1788 ...  Read more

The Best Beaches in Cairns and the Tropical North

By Viator, June 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 67 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical North Queensland is famed for being, well, tropical. And what better to do in a tropical paradise than go to the beach? Luckily we've pulled together the best beaches in Cairns and the ...  Read more

Great Barrier Reef Diving & Snorkeling

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 280 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical Cairns puts you in the ideal position to enjoy the splendor and beauty of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on the planet, covering an amazing ...  Read more

3 Days in Cairns: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 441 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cairns -  think islands, beaches, wildlife, rainforests and that reef - is an essential stop on any trans-Australian itinerary. Here's how to cover the best of it in just three days. Day ...  Read more

Adventure Activities Near Cairns

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tropical North Queensland proves itself as a thrill-seeker?s hotspot with this list of adrenaline-pumping activities. The adventure activities near Cairns include skydiving and jungle surfing among ...  Read more

Things to Do on Green Island

By Viator, October 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 134 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A hop, skip and a jump east of Cairns, Green Island is a coral cay covered in rainforest. The tiny island is less than 1 km across, but is part of the much larger Great Barrier Reef that runs just ...  Read more

Cairns Bungy Jumping

By Viator, May 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Want to feel like you're in The Matrix? Want to feel invincible? Want to feel like you're able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Sounds like you might be just the kind of person who ...  Read more

White Water Rafting in Queensland

By Viator, May 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 107 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Calling all adrenaline junkies! In the mood for some white water rafting? Conditions are great in North Queensland! Rafting in North Queensland has the added advantages of departures all year ...  Read more

Tropics

By Lee, Australia, July 2013

I love far north queensland and the Great Barrier reef and the tropical forests. We travelled across the tablelands and along to Mossman gorge. Then onto the Daintree and an overnight in a tourist ...  Read more

Cairns? Best Beaches

By John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012

Cairns ? often considered the jumping off point for the Great Barrier Reef  ? is a sensational destination in and of itself. The area is most famous for its beaches, locally known as the ...  Read more

Romantic Things to Do in Cairns

By John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012

Cairns is often referred to as the ?Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef ,? and it most certainly is. Most travel enthusiasts know something about the beautiful beaches, terrific diving ...  Read more

Cairns Day-Trip to the Great Barrier Reef

By John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012

This may be a bit obvious when out in stunning Cairns , but you must, must, must take at least one day-trip to the Great Barrier Reef ! Here you can engage in snorkeling or just lay out on the ...  Read more

Riding the Kuranda Scenic Railway

By John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012

One of the great rides of Cairns, Australia the Kuranda Scenic Railway is a relaxing and most impressive way to experience the history and beauty of the area. In just two hours, the famous railway ...  Read more

White Water Rafting in Cairns

By John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012

Though it?s known as the ?Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef ,? the Australian city of Cairns is also a great base for day trips and extended excursions into the surrounding rainforest, parks, ...  Read more

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