Cairns & the Tropical North

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3 Days in Cairns: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 560 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cairns, with its islands, beaches, wildlife, rain forests, and that reef, is an essential stop on any Australian itinerary. Here's how to cover the best of it in just three days. Day 1: Explore ...  Read more

Best Ways to See the Great Barrier Reef

By Viator, September 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 960 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 6047 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 78 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 348 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

Adventure Activities Near Cairns

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 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 152 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 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 113 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

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

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

3 Ways to Enjoy Wildlife In Any Weather

By John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012

No visit to Cairns is complete without some exposure to regional flora and fauna. The following opportunities are some of the best that the city and the region have to offer. No matter the ...  Read more

Cairns Day Trip to Kuranda

By John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012

While Cairns is most famous ? and rightly so! ? for its location to beautiful Australia?s Great Barrier Reef , there are myriad other tourist options for the adventurous and curious traveler. ...  Read more

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