Nautilus Aviation

Multiple Locations

Nautilus Aviation has been operating as a privately-owned and operated luxury Helicopter charter company since 1993. With bases in Cairns,Townsville, Horn Island, Weipa, Mt Isa and Darwin their fleet is one of the largest and most versatile in Northern Australia.

With a team of highly-trained pilots with an unrivalled amount of experience and knowledge of north Queensland and the Northern Territory, Nautilus Aviation will ensure your journey is one that you will always remember.

Nautilus Aviation works in partnership with a number of the regions top tourism operators, enabling them to make your visit to north Queensland or the northern Territory extra special. They operate a range of piston and turbine-powered helicopters, allowing them to tailor their service to the needs of their clients.

As a commitment to their industry and clients, they are constantly reinvesting in their business and they currently own 23 top-of-the-range helicopters. Executive-style fit-outs, air-conditioning, in-flight audio entertainment systems and leather interiors are just some of the features of their expansive fleet. Nautilus Aviation is equipped to ensure absolute comfort in any setting, for any operation.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Secluded Sandy Cay Picnic

Imagine.... just you, your private helicopter and your footprints on your own secluded island set in the middle of the Coral Sea, with just the sound of gentle lapping waves for company. Experience Vlasoff Cay, an isolated coral sand cay with pure white sand surrounded by aqua blue sea and coral gardens. You'll be equipped with some of life's essentials - a gourmet picnic hamper complete with sparkling wine, snorkeling gear, beach umbrella, picnic blanket and cushions. After two hours in this secluded paradise, you'll enjoy another reef scenic flight back to your life as you once knew it.

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$649 $649
30 Minute Rainforest Scenic Flight

Explore ancient rainforest covered mountain ranges and valleys only minutes from the centre of Cairns. Soar over the majestic Lake Morris, up through the Barron Gorge and Falls to Kuranda, view world heritage listed rainforest then drop down to sweep along the tropical coastline and northern beaches to Cairns City. Only by helicopter can the scale of these ancient rainforests, waterfalls and their pristine beauty be truly understood. The memory of this flight will stay with you forever.

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$399 $399
Fly/Cruise Half Day Tour - Down Under Cruise and Dive

Take to the air over Cairns for a spectacular helicopter flight viewing the rainforest covered mountains before flying over the azure Coral Sea and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Sweep over Coral Gardens, Sand Cays and see marine life as you land at the Outer Reef helipad to join Down Under Cruises for lunch and an afternoon of snorkelling. Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experienced diver, is also available for those keen to view the coral from beneath the sea. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Cairns with live entertainment, complimentary glass of wine, cheese and a tropical fruit platter.

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$329 $329
Cruise and Fly (full day) Sunlover

Enjoy a full day on the Great Barrier Reef, combine your Reef cruise with an exhilarating return helicopter flight. Four hours aboard the pontoon exploring the pristine Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Complimentary snorkel equipment, touch tank and optional extras including scuba diving, guided snorkelling safari and seawalker helmet diving.

On the return, take to the air for a spectacular helicopter journey over the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns.

Departs - approximately 9.30 am
Concludes - approximately 3.30pm

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$459 $459
Fly and Cruise (Half Day) Sunlover

Take to the air for a spectacular helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Coral gardens, sand cays and sight marine life from high above before landing on an outer reef helipad where you will be met by Sunlover Reef cruises. Explore the pristine Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Complimentary snorkel equipment, semi - submersible, underwater observatory, touch tank and optional extras including scuba diving, guided snorkelling safari and seawalker helmet diving.

Departs - approximately 10.25am
Concludes - 5.00 pm
Your trip includes 4 hours at the reef, tropical buffet lunch including seafood, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruit, guided coral viewing from their semi-submersible, on-board touch tank to experience unique marine life, all snorkelling equipment and expert instruction.

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$459 $459
30 Minute Reef Scenic Flight

Take off from the lush city of Cairns, over the mountain clad ranges and head out to the Coral Sea, where the size and majesty of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef can only be truly appreciated from the air. Take in its splendour as you fly over the famous sights such as enormous Arlington Reef, the Jewel of the Sea, Green Island and isolated Upolu Sand Cay. Bring your camera for this wonderful experience that will stay with you for a lifetime!

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$399 $399
Cairns In a Day - Kuranda, A Full Day Package

Ideal for visitors, who wish to make the most of their stay in Cairns. Enjoy a scenic and historical train journey, with informative commentary through the Barron Gorge, to the famous Kuranda Village and Markets. Depart Kuranda on Skyrail, you'll glide over seven and half kilometres of pristine World Heritage listed Rainforest, suspended high above the lush tropical canopy. Transfer to the Heliport for an awesome helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the exclusive pontoon at North Hastings Reef. Enjoy an afternoon of snorkelling or Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experience diver. Cruise back to Cairns with live entertainment, cheese platter and a complimentary glass of wine.

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$496 $496
Cairns In a Day - Skydive, A Full Day Package

Feeling adventurous? Then start the day by leaping into the sky from 11000 feet for 30 seconds of freefall and feel the rush of a tandem skydive, with views of Cairns, World Heritage Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to your jump heights in Australia's fastest Skydive plan, the Cresco 750. Choose from a wide variety of video/photo/DVD options. Transfer to the Heliport for an awesome flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the exclusive pontoon at North Hastings Reef. Enjoy lunch and then snorkelling out on the Great Barrier Reef. Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experience diver, is also available. Upgrade to 14,000 feet skydives available for double the freefall time and one-minute total of adrenalin.

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$650 $650
Cairns In a Day - Horseback Riding, A Full Day Package

Ideal for visitors, who love the great outdoors! Spend the morning taking a horseback ride through the tropical landscapes of Kuranda, over rainforest mountains and bubbling creeks. Transfer to the Heliport for an awesome flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the exclusive pontoon at North Hastings Reef. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and before you enjoy an afternoon of snorkelling. Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experience diver, is also available at an additional cost. Cruise back to Cairns with live music, cheese platter and a complimentary glass of wine.

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$489 $489
Cairns In a Day - ATV, A Full Day Package

Ideal for visitors, who love some adventure! Spend the morning taking a quad bike ride through the tropical rainforest, over creeks and mountain ranges. Transfer to the heliport for an awesome flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the heli pontoon at North Hastings Reef. Enjoy an afternoon of snorkelling, followed by a barbecue lunch all included in the package. Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experience diver, is also available. Cruise back to Cairns with live entertainment, cheese platter and a complimentary glass of wine.

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$489 $489
Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour - Down Under Cruise and Dive

Your day begins with a fast boat cruise to the Great Barrier Reef onboard Down Under Cruises. Spend five hours exploring two incredible reef destinations, each with its own unique coral formations and variety of marine species. Enjoy a tropical barbecue lunch and snorkelling . As an optional extra, there is ample time to experience up to three scuba dives for either the beginner or advanced diver. Your special day concludes with an exciting helicopter flight over five reef systems and pristine sand cays before arriving back in Cairns at 3.30pm.

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$379 $379
60 Minute Reef and Rainforest Scenic Flight

With two world heritage listed areas on our doorstep, take in the awesome magnitude and grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest on this amazing flight. See famous sites such as Green Island, Arlington Reef and Vlasoff Cay before heading over the Northern Beaches, Double Island and Palm Cove. Glide high above the lush tropical canopy of pristine rainforest, Kuranda, the Barron Gorge, Stoney Creek Falls and Copperlode Dam before returning to Cairns. Tropical North Queensland is diverse in nature and offers attributes that can only be fully appreciated from the air!

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$690 $690
Fly/Fly - Sunlover

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the skies. As you are flown over the stunning reefs as you make your way towards an outer reef pontoon at Moore Reef. Once you arrive enjoy a barque lunch followed by some snorkelling. Scuba diving for the novice and experienced diver is also available. On your return flight take a different route highlighting the vastness and incredible colours of the Great Barrier Reef and pure white sand cays set in aque blue seas.

Departing from Cairns: 11.25am
Arriving back in Cairns: 3.30pm

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$818 $818
Cairns in Two days  - Kuranda

For visitors that aren't pressed for time and want to experience as much as possible while in Cairns. On your first day journey through world heritage listed rain-forest aboard the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail. Spend the day exploring Kuranda before making the Skyrail journey of gliding over the rainforest.

Kuranda upgrade option: enhance y;our experience with an additional trip to RainForestation. Experience a 45 minute rainforest tour. Followed by a buffet lunch and a Dreamtime walk where you will learn about indigenous culture.

Day two prepare yourself for an extraordinary day out on the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to two stunning outer reef destinations aboard Evolution and enjoy a BBQ lunch and snorkelling. On your return to Cairns experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the Reef.

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$516 $516
Experience the Daintree

Take off from Cairns and enjoy a scenic flight over heritage-listed rainforest and jagged north Queensland coastline before reaching the emerald Daintree. Spend the morning with a local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal tour guide learning about the environment and different foods and medicines. Sample some bush tucker while collecting shellfish and try aboriginal hunting practices. Relax in the cool pristine freshwater Village for lunch and cool beverage before flying back to Cairns.

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$1050 $1050
Australian Outback Experience

Take an amazing scenic helicopter flight out over some of the far north Queensland's untouched terrain to Tyconnell mining town for a tour of the historical gold mines. We land at Mount Mulligan Station, a 28,000 hectare working cattle station, Where you can help muster cattle, go mountain bike riding, bush walking, swimming in the beautiful water holes or just explore the homestead and nearby mining ruin.
You will soon realise why it is on the most stunning areas of Australia to experience.

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$1050 $1050
10 minute scenic flight - Townsville City

Showcasing the vast and contrasting views of the Townsville region, this flight gives you a true layout of the city and its spectacular landmarks. You will be able to get an amazing views of Castle Hill, the Strand, Townsville Port and the Ross River are among the many eye-catching feature of this flight.

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$130 $130
60 Minute Scenic flight - Palm Island

The Palm Island archipelago is a magnificent jewel in the crown of the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing it from the air is the only way to gain true appreciation of its wonder and beauty. On take off you will enjoy a extraordinary view of Magnetic Island before tracking towards the Coral Sea and following the trail of small islands leading to Palm Island's splendid shores. Circling the island's rugged coastline reveals the fringing reef that makes this island one of the most prized assets of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
On the final leg of your journey, enjoy the views of Townsville's city and Port districts, the Strand and Castle Hill.

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$690 $690
45 Minute Cape Cleveland and Bowling Green Bay

Share some local history with a scenic flight to Cape Cleveland Lighthouse. Perched high on the wind-beaten cliff face, the lighthouse was built in 1879 and marks the northern-most point of Cap Cleveland and the entrance to Cleveland Bay. Following the coastline to reveal the wet lands of Bowling Green Bay National Park, this flight takes in some of the region's most spectacular scenery before returning to Townsville.

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$499 $499
90 Minute Hinchinbrook Island

A flight around Hinchinbrook Island, Australia's largest island National Park, is spectacularly punctuated by abrupt headlands, waterfalls, secluded sandy coves, mangrove-lined estuaries and dense rainforest. Explore this prehistoric paradise form the air and marvel at the sheer beauty that Hinchinbrook has to offer; the scenery is unmatched anywhere else on the North Queensland coastline. Our out bound flight will take you over the picturesque Palm Island archipelago and its fringing reefs. Experience the natural beauty of this part of the Great Barrier Marine Park before tracking to Hinchinbrook Island and returning to Twonsvill via the stunning tropical coastline.

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$950 $950
Orpheus Island

Spoil yourself and visit Orpheus, a secluded island lodge located 30 minutes by helicopter from Townsville. At Orpheus heliport you will be greeted by the friendly island staff and, following a refreshing cocktail, you can whisk yourself away on a motorised dinghy to your very own private beach. Indulge in a chief-prepared gourmet picnic hamper complete with refreshments, in absolute isolation.

After lunch grab your snorkel and explore the mystical coral gardens and discover all the brightly coloured tropical fish of this underwater world. After a serene three hours, you'll enjoy another flight over the Palm Island archipelago and return to the life as you once knew it!

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$950 $950
Heli fishing - Townsville

Whether you're an experienced or novice angler, this fishing adventure will take you to new heights! Explore some of far North Queensland's most elusive fishing locations, accessible only by helicopter. See the beauty of some of far North Queensland's untouched terrain from the air as we locate lagoons and rivers full of fishing potential.

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$890 $890
Wild River Run

Come and take off with us and view the magnificent Jacky Jacky estuarine system which follows the coast north through the Albany Passage. You will also get the chance to explore from the air the historic Somerest before continuing over white sand coves for a unique perspective of the tip.

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$499 $499
Torres Tour

What better way to fully appreciate the maze of reef and islands that make up this stunning region then to wing your way over the Torres Strait flying over Horn, Thursday, Hammond, Goodes and P.O.W islands. this flight will add a whole new dimension to your Cape York experience.

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$499 $499
Western Adventures

Soak up the breath-taking scenery of the Western coastline as we take off from Horn Island and fly over Crabb Island keeping an eye out for crocodiles, sharks, dugong and turtles (if we are lucky). On your flight home fly over the historic Possession Island where Captain Cook planted the flag and compare his voyage to yours.

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$499 $499
Island Discovery

Come and explore all the beautiful islands of the Torres Strait from the air! You will fly over the picturesque Thursday island. See the historic WWII ruins on the Goods Island, the stone church of Hammond Island and return over Horn Island with its gold mining quarry before returning to like as you once knew it.

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$399 $399
The Whole Experience

For the ultimate indulgence, cross the azure waters of the Torres Strait to view the most northerly point of Australia. As you then
cruise on past Thursday Island with its historic fort, WWII ramparts on Goods Island and Hammond Islands quaint stone church before returning over Friday Island and Prince of Wales.

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$850 $850
Torres Strait Heli Fishing

Nautilus Aviation heli-fishing charters are tailored to your fishing requirements. Imagine having your own helicopter and experienced pilot to take you fishing in places inaccessible by any other means and if time is limited, a half day's fishing in the remote coastal Estuaries could be the highlight of your stay. Includes gourmet lunch, bait and tackle. Whether you are an experienced or novice angler, this fishing adventure will take you to new fishing heights. Explore some of the far north's most exclusive fishing locations. Activities include fishing, sightseeing, crocodile-spotting or just walking along an isolated beach where the only footprints will be your own.

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$890 $890

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Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill. Enjoy the short but steep 1.5 kilometre Red Arrow circuit walk through rainforest up to a lookout with views scenic views over the Cairns coastline. Add the more demanding Blue Arrow circuit for a 6.6 kilometre (four to five hour) walk, with an optional 400 metre sidetrack to a lookout at Mount Lumley Hill (325 metres), offering expansive views to the Cairns hinterland and out to Green Island. Picnic at the lookout between your circuit walks. Look for mound-building brush-turkeys, orange-footed scrubfowl and graceful honeyeaters .

Edge Hill

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
The leafy inner city suburb of Edge Hill is one of Cairn’s oldest and most popular suburbs. Beautifully restored Federation and pre-war era homes line the streets, set within established manicured gardens. The suburb is peppered with chic eateries, gourmet delis, boutiques and shops for browsing. Edge Hill is home to the beautiful Cairns Botanic Gardens where visitors can learn about the fascinating flora of Tropical North Queensland. An alfresco cafe set amongst the lush tropical surrounds is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. Visitors can also take advantage of the barbecues, picnic shelters and children’s playground provided. A boardwalk connects the Gardens to The Centenary Lakes, home of seabirds and turtles as well as spectacular water lilies. The Gardens feature an impressive arts centre creatively housed in three huge converted World War Two naval oil storage tanks. Here you can enjoy a production of performance art or wander through an exhibition. Just behind the Botanic Gardens is the Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, where bushwalkers can enjoy a number of walking tracks through green mountainside forest. Edge Hill is just minutes from the Cairns City Centre as well as the Cairns Airport. There are many charming bed-and-breakfasts to choose from as well as a resort, motels and unit-style accommodation.

Gulf Savannah

Cairns, Cairns Area
The Gulf Savannah is a vast, rugged land where natural attractions of extraordinary beauty including spectacular gorges and lava tubes are in stark contrast to the wide, open spaces. Friendly characters and historic towns showcase the outback's rich pioneering heritage and offer a true Australian adventure. Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of explorers in a 4WD vehicle, join a luxury coach tour to explore underground marvels, jump aboard a rail adventure through cattle lands and country towns or swoop in from the air to remote eco-resorts, there's an Outback adventure sure to appeal. World Heritage fossil fields, wetlands abounding with wildlife, mining relics, limestone caves and hot springs are all part of the region's enormous diversity. Activities are just as varied. Crack a whip at a working cattle station, fossick for gemstones, canoe beneath rugged sandstone cliffs, boil the billy on a campfire or watch the dance of the jabiru. Relax with a cold drink at an historic hotel, discover a complete rainforest ecosystem hidden in a lava tube, be mesmerised by opera in a spectacular natural setting or hook a giant barramundi in a mighty river. The only thing more colourful than the characters and experiences of the Gulf Savannah is the spectacular red ball of the sun as it dips into the Gulf of Carpentaria each evening.

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach, Cairns Area
Gently swaying coconut palms line the golden sandy foreshore at Holloways Beach. Just 10 minutes’ drive north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Holloways is one of the first of the city’s famous northern beaches. Its relaxed, tropical vibe makes it the perfect beach to relax with a good book and catch up on some “me” time. The clean gentle waters of the Coral Sea are protected with stinger nets during the summer months, making Holloways Beach great for swimming and splashing with the kids. Accommodation ranges from affordable self-contained units to a five star resort right on the beach. Cute cafes, restaurants and beach-side dining offer the best of the area’s fresh local produce. For fine dining North Queensland-style, grab some local prawns and take advantage of the barbecue and picnic facilities located on the grassy esplanade. Markets are held by the beach on a regular basis and are the perfect place for a leisurely browse as you hunt for that special something. Holloways Beach is just one hour’s drive to Port Douglas and only 10 minutes from the turn-off to Kuranda and the beautiful Atherton Tablelands to the west. Discover the lush tropical rainforest with a ride on the historic Kuranda Railway or take the Skyrail for a truly unique perspective of this beautiful part of the world.

Tropical North Queensland

Cairns, Cairns Area
Welcome to Paradise - Tropical North Queensland. Whether it's an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience. Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoors lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature. Be seduced by an easy going beachside retreat where natural encounters, not crowds are the norm. Free your playful side exploring 14 kilometres of sand by bike, marvelling at romantic ruins or rafting the rapids to discover Mission Beach. Explore a vast savannah landscape where spectacular gorges, ancient lava tubes and the history of Australian pioneers await discovery. Uncover these hidden gems in the rugged lands of the Gulf Savannah. Refine your senses with an exotic getaway to an absolute beachfront tropical hideaway where every day is all about you. Indulge in beachfront dining, decadent day spas and tropical resorts to uncover Palm Cove or journey through the natural wilderness to the top of Australia and discover the landscapes of Cooktown & Cape York and follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history. Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do's within the region. Let the charm of Port Douglas', boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region that is adventurous by nature. Welcome to Tropical North Queensland.

Wet Tropics Rainforest

Cairns, Cairns Area
The World Heritage-listed rainforests surrounds Cairns in all directions and can be easily accessed and experienced in many ways. Join one of the many tour operators that conduct day and overnight tours into the rainforest or by car at your leisure. Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquillity of Earth's oldest surviving tropical rainforests and enjoy a truly sustainable eco holiday experience in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef. Over 79 percent of land in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef is protected including areas in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests to the north, the tropical Atherton Tablelands to the west, and Mission Beach to the south. There are many diverse way to experience the rainforest. Swim, paddle and explore crystal-clear rivers, volcanic lakes, and spectacular waterfalls surrounded by Wet Tropics rainforests on the tropical Atherton Tablelands, a short drive west of Cairns. Or journey a little further south towards Mission Beach and you might come face-to-face with an endangered Southern Cassowary, whose numbers are fewer in the wild than the Giant Panda, but whose existence is vital to over 120 different species of plants and wildlife. Or head north and visit the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, home of the oldest tropical rainforest on earth and the only place on the planet where World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Go wild in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef with many chances to get up close to over 6000 species of wild animals, endangered animals, rainforest animals and birds living around the region. Wildlife...home to over 3000 species of animals and plants, wildlife spotting is one of the Daintree and Cape Tribulations biggest draw cards. Bird watching... Daintree and Cape Tribulation is a true bird watching paradise. See Macleay's Honeyeater, Pied Monarch, Victoria's Riflebird, Great-billed Herons, Little Kingfishers, Lovely Fairy-wrens, Double-eyed Fig Parrots, the endangered Southern Cassowary and many more!

Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture. Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina. Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue. After dark choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant, party on a dance floor, discover treasures at the markets or watch a local cultural show. Choose from a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotels, luxurious resorts, waterfront apartments, family-friendly motels and fun backpacker hostels. The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure. Travel from the city's Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands. Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.
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