Known as the adventure capital, where rainforest meets the reef, Cairns is the perfect base for every activity you could imagine – on land, in the air or below the sea.
Find your sea legs
- Join a day tour or live aboard boat and dive below on the Great Barrier Reef to come face-to-face with minke whales, sea turtles and potato cod.
- No PADI licence? Snorkel, take an introductory dive or opt for a helmet dive or semi-submersible cruise.
- Cool off in the free man-made lagoon on the Esplanade or drive 20 minutes drive north to the patrolled waters of Trinity Beach.
- Stock up at the vibrant produce markets to create your own tropical feast or take your pick of alfresco restaurants.