Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the world, is the most popular gateway for passionate divers. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a beginner, you’ll love the underwater world of Queensland. Experiences the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef in other way, you can walk along the sea bed, sky diving over the reef or take a scenic flight. Plan your trip now.
Attractions in Cairns
Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Cairns and Port Douglas in northern Queensland are the largest and most spectacular coral reef system in the world – the fastest way to the Great Barrier Reef – diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island diving are all part of everyday life.
Here you can find a brand new underwater world that welcomes more than 6,600 species of flora and fauna, including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of molluscs and 400 species of coral reefs. More than 30 cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and daily departures from Cairns and Port Douglas are the single most difficult to reach the Great Barrier Reef and are being used to decide which reef cruise ships will continue to be used!
Moore Reef QLD 4805, Australia
Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm
With over 2100 metres of 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. Enjoy entertaining and educational wildlife presentations or take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on melaleuca wetland.
Captain Cook Hwy, Wangetti QLD 4871, Australia
Kuranda is a mountain village near Cairns, in Queensland, on Australia’s northeast coast. It’s known for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds along forested hillside tracks carved out by early settlers. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers ocean-view gondola rides above a tropical rainforest. In the rugged Barron Gorge National Park, the imposing Barron Falls tumble over craggy rocks into the Barron River.
Kuranda is well known as the Village in the Rainforest and has been attracting visitors for well over a century. Initially people came to admire the mighty Barron Falls, while artisans were attracted to the region’s natural beauty and decided to call it home, creating a vibrant arts and craft culture.
Town in Queensland, Australia
Paronella Park was built in the 1930s by José Paronella, a Spanish immigrant. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park. On 5 Hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees (now a lush rainforest!). It opened to the public in 1935. Paronella Park has received multiple Queensland tourism awards, is State and National Heritage listed and is a National Trust listed property. It is privately owned and operated and Eco accredited. Paronella Park is the site of Queensland’s 1st privately owned hydro electric plant
1671 Innisfail Japoon Rd, Mena Creek QLD 4871, Australia
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Cairns, the Skyrail experience offers a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest as you glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at the Red Peak and Barron Falls Rainforest Stations.
6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, QLD 4878, Australia
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. A visit to Tjapukai is the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal heritage.
4 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
Accommodation in Cairns
Coral Tree Inn Cairns
Coral Tree Inn is a 4-star hotel, within 5 minutes walking distance to Lake Street at Cairns Private Hospital and Florence Street at Sheridan Street bus station. It takes about 15 minutes drive from Cairns Airport.
166-172 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Double Tree by Hilton Cairns
Double Tree by Hilton Cairns is a 4-star hotel, within 8 minutes walking distance to Lake Street at Cairns Private Hospital and it takes around 10 minutes drive from Cairns Airport.
121-123, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Hilton Cairns is a 5-star hotel, around 8 minutes walking distance to Spence St at Grafton St bus station and walk around 16 minutes to Cairns train station. It takes within 14 minutes drive from Cairns Airport.
34 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Mantra Esplanade is a 4-star hotel, around 8 minutes walk to Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1 & 2 and Spence Street at Grafton St bus station. It takes around 14 minutes from Cairns Airport.
53-57 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Pullman Cairns International
Pullman Cairns International is a 5-star hotel, about 14 minutes walking distance to Cairns train station and within 6 minutes walk to Spence St at Grafton St bus station. It takes around 13 minutes drive from Cairns Airport.
17 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Shangri-la the Marina Cairns
Shangri-la the Marina Cairns is a 5-star hotel, about 9 minutes walking distance to Spence St at Grafton St bus station and takes 14 minutes drive from Cairns Airport.
Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
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