Sightseeing & Experiences...
In and Around Cairns, Palm Cove & Port Douglas
Skyrail over the rainforest.
Up close and personal to unique marine life
Enjoy a certified or introductory dive with Tusa Dive.
Soar over the rainforest on a morning balloon flight.
Reef Encounter - Diving the Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy Billy Tea and Damper around the campfire at the Cairns Night Zoo
Flames of the Forest
FROM CAIRNS, PORT DOUGLAS & PALM COVE. Journey to a hidden forest grove for an evening to remember. Feel the wonder of this legendary place and explore the mysteries of time, culture and cuisine in the spellbinding candlelit drama that is the enchanted rainforest of tropical North Queensland. This evening contains an Aboriginal cultural performance including music and dreamtime storytelling, hors d’oeuvres and champagne on arrival, and a tropical banquet with fine Australian wines and beers. Includes roundtrip transfers. Thursday-Saturday.
Cairns Night Zoo
FROM CAIRNS, PORT DOUGLAS & PALM COVE. When the sun goes down it's all happening at Cairns Night Zoo. Enjoy a barbecue dinner (drinks included), then it’s time to see what Australians get up to after dark! We supply spotlights and amazing wildlife! Join "swaggie" and our tame kangaroos for Billy Tea and Damper around the campfire. Finally enjoy great live Aussie entertainment. Transfers included.
Kuranda, Skyrail & Crocodiles
FROM CAIRNS, PORT DOUGLAS & PALM COVE. Begin the day with a historic rail journey to Kuranda and enjoy the scenery onboard this picturesque railway. We recommend upgrading to the new Gold Class carriage - please ask for details. Travel by Skyrail Cableway over the rainforest canopy before transferring to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy lunch and explore the park with its wildlife, crocodile attack show and the opportunity to hold a crocodile for a photo (own expense).
Tjapukai by Night
DOUGLAS & PALM COVE. Journey into dreamtime legend and discover the magic of Australia's ancient indigenous culture. Immerse yourself in the traditions of Tjapukai "the people of the rainforest" through traditional and contemporary cultural performances. This fascinating tour includes a welcome drink and tribal face painting upon arrival. Solemn didgeridoo blessing, lake side fi re making ceremony and a delicious international buffet dinner. Return coach transfers included.
Tablelands, Waterfalls & Castles
FROM CAIRNS & PALM COVE. Enjoy a full day experiencing Cairns Highlands, waterfalls, rainforests, Paronella Park (Spanish Castle ruins) and our regions fi nest new rainforest attraction the MaMu Canopy Boardwalk. Begin your scenic drive through Mena Creek falls to Paronella Park. After morning tea we head to MaMu Canopy boardwalk, your guide will take you to a series of boardwalks and viewing platforms. Enjoy lunch at Mugalli Falls, with a photo opportunity of the picturesque Millaa Millaa Falls. Visit the Giant Fig tree before your return to Cairns via the Gillies Range.
Outer Reef Day Cruise
FROM CAIRNS, PORT DOUGLAS & PALM COVE. Quicksilver is the landmark Great Barrier Reef experience. Wavepiercing catamarans take you from Port Douglas to the spacious activities platform at the outer edge of the reef. Explore the reef from the semi-submersible underwater observatory or by snorkeling. Optional tours include diving, helmet diving and adventure snorkeling led by a marine biologist (additional cost). Enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a seafood buffet lunch (included). Note: Environmental surcharge of $5AUD p/p applies, payable direct. Full day tour.
Michaelmas Cay Reef Cruise
FROM CAIRNS, PORT DOUGLAS & PALM COVE. Sail from Cairns aboard a luxury sailing catamaran to one of nature’s most beautiful destinations, Michaelmas Cay, a sand island. Spend up to four hours snorkeling, scuba diving, taking a semi-submersible tour, a Marine Biologist nature tour, or relaxing on the beach. Buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea are included. Enjoy a glass of champagne and live music on the return sail to Cairns. A 2-1/2 hour dinner cruise is also available from Cairns that includes a 4-course seafood buffet, live entertainment, a glass of champagne and return transfers.
Seaplane to Secluded Sandy Cay
FROM CAIRNS. A scenic seaplane flight takes you to a secluded sandy cay nestled within the spectacular coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef. Relax under your beach umbrella or dive straight into the ocean to snorkel among the colorful tropical fi sh and corals. Enjoy 7 hours at the cay before your scenic flight back to Cairns. Includes snorkeling equipment, bottle of Australian sparkling wine and nibbles, all soft drinks and morning tea.
White Water Rafting
FROM CAIRNS & PALM COVE. For the ultimate in rafting, we recommend the mighty Tully River (south of Cairns), which is considered Australia and New Zealand's premier white water rafting river! Raft up to 44 rapids while traveling through spectacular World Heritagelisted rainforest. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on the riverbank. No experience is necessary. Includes hotel pick up and drop off from Cairns, Northern Beaches or Mission Beach. Barron River half-day tour also available.
Frankland Islands Cruise
FROM CAIRNS & PALM COVE. Witness an unspoiled island paradise where you can discover the magnifi cent marine wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise on the rainforest lined Mulgrave River enroute to Frankland Islands. Enjoy guided snorkeling, an island discovery walk, semi-submersible tour, or relax on the white sandy beach and explore at leisure. Suitable for swimmers or non-swimmers. Scuba diving is also available (additional cost).
Hot Air Ballooning
FROM CAIRNS & PORT DOUGLAS. Take a spectacular 30- or 60-minute ride over the Australian bush in a hot air balloon. Arrive as your balloon is taking shape, then float above the trees for 360° views. Watch for kangaroos and Australian wildlife. Binoculars are on board so you can see the birds too. Return to earth gently and enjoy a hearty Aussie breakfast. Hotel transfers included. Luxury package available with limousine transfers, champagne and a la carte breakfast.
More Sightseeing Ideas: Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas & Tropical North Queensland
- See the Twilight in the Tropics and visit Gillies Range, Goldsborough Valley and enjoy dinner at the historic Peeramon Pub.
- Enjoy a day of 4WD through the Daintree Cape Tribulation.
- Experience a full day reef fishing.
- Adrenaline enthusiasts can take an 11,000 or 14,000 ft. tandem skydive.
- Spend half a day riding a horse or ATV, better yet combine the two!
- Take a scenic 4WD journey to historic Cooktown and fly back.