Things To Do Attractions Cairns Qld Australia

An adventure playground

Visitors to Tropical North Queensland will never be short of excitement - from soft adventure to adrenalin-packed tours, which spill and thrill, activities are in no short supply.

White water rafting is very popular in this part of the world. We have some of the best operators in Australia who will take visitors on grades from easy to challenging - shooting rapids on foaming tropical water ways. Rivers north and south of Cairns can be tackled for half-day or full-day tours. And if visitors have been rafting before - they may like to try kayaking for a change.

No fear of heights? This combination will test even the strongest will. Visitors can try a combination of sky diving over Cairns or Mission Beach, bungy jumping into rainforest or near Kuranda, then rappelling down a ravine on a rope, or climbing an indoor cliff to great heights.If they want to go higher still - there is an aerobatic aircraft which can taken visitors on a flight where than can see the region from a different angle - upside down!

When back to earth - visitors can get a taste of fresh air, whipping around the harbour on a jet boat. Not for the feint-hearted!

The more energetic still can take to the hills - on a bike. Check out the downhill thrills of a world class mountain bike track which was used for the 1996 World Mountain Bike Cup, or, race across the outback on a Cape York motorbike adventure, or, take on the ultimate challenge and follow the route of the 1997 Discovery Channel's Eco-Challenge.

If there are scuba divers visiting in November - they can have the opportunity of diving the depths of the Great Barrier Reef during the amazing coral spawning, when the entire reef spawns simultaneously after a full moon!

Or, if soft adventure is more the style, take to the skies for a kinder experience. Try floating over the Tropical Tablelands in the cool, early morning, or skimming in a light aircraft or helicopter over reef and rainforest.

Hiking in the tropical rainforests or horse riding through the mountain ranges are also options, which visitors should not miss out on, if taking tests in the great outdoors is their kind of holiday!

Snorkel and See a Maori Wrasse