Cairns & the Tropical North Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Cairns & the Tropical North

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Great Barrier Reef

4.5 star rating: Recommended 504 Reviews

Encompassing roughly 3,000 individual reefs and dotted with almost 900 islands and coral cays (small sandy isles), Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of ...  Read more

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 298 Reviews

One of the most scenic ways to travel, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes travelers over and through the ancient Queensland rain forest in enclosed ...  Read more

Kuranda Scenic Railway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 285 Reviews

Winding its way through the ancient rainforests, dramatic gorges, and UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscapes of Queensland’s tropical north, the Kuranda ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 276 Reviews

The picturesque mountain town of Kuranda is tucked into forest-clad hills 16 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The journey ...  Read more

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Experience the vibrant music, dance, legends and food of Australia's indigenous people at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. There’s a choice of ...  Read more

Daintree Rainforest

4.5 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

From the dramatic jungle-clad gorges, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls of Daintree National Park to the deserted coast of Cape Tribulation along the Great ...  Read more

Green Island

4 star rating: Recommended 165 Reviews

Marooned off the coast of Cairns in north Queensland, Green Island is a tropical paradise of lush rainforest, white sandy beaches, and crystalline waters. The ...  Read more

Fitzroy Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Forty-five minutes by boat from Cairns, Fitzroy Island has been many things — a Chinese Quarantine Station, a Mission School, a WWII coast-watch station...and ...  Read more

Atherton Tablelands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The sweltering heat of Cairns in northern Queensland is a sweating contradiction to the lush, fertile landscape of the Atherton Tablelands. An easy hour and a ...  Read more

Behana Gorge Waterfall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

When it comes to popular activities in Cairns, it’s the snorkeling, scuba diving, and Great Barrier Reef that often draw the most attention. Here at Behana ...  Read more

Cairns Wildlife Dome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Aussie wildlife can be hard to spot at the peak of rainy season. Luckily, there’s the Cairns Wildlife Dome—an all-weather immersion exhibit that puts ...  Read more

Cape Tribulation

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Reviews

The remote coastline of Cape Tribulation is a gem of Queensland’s Tropical North, with miles of sun-bleached sands lapped by turquoise waters and fringed by ...  Read more

Barron Gorge National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Whether it’s hiking, boating or tracking wildlife, the lush hills and scenic passes of Barron Gorge National Park make up the perfect place for outdoor ...  Read more

Birdworld Kuranda

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Queensland's lush, tropical north is alive with colorful bird life, and you can experience the festive cacophony of chirps on a visit to Birdworld Kuranda. ...  Read more

Cairns Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Cairns Cruise Port One of Australia’s busiest cruise ports, Cairns may be best known for its close access to the Daintree tropical rainforest and the Great ...  Read more

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