Captain Adventure

Adventure’s your middle name. Truly, you changed it by Deed Poll. Your kind of holiday is go go go - mountain biking, paragliding and white water rafting...And that’s before you’ve even had breakfast.

You better keep your camera handy so you don’t miss a moment (or bragging rights) as you #exploretnq. To you, a full memory card is a sign of a good time. 

You’ll try anything once – from hiking to the summit on Fitzroy Island, watching the sunrise over the Atherton Tablelands from a hot air balloon, to a deep dive from a liveaboard boat on the outer Great Barrier Reef. 

A bungee jump in Cairns isn’t out of the question, nor is an adrenalin-filled trek up the Bloomfield Track. After all, this is Australia’s adventure capital.

To find your paradise, start exploring the Captain Adventure must dos and deals below.


Day 1:

The world is your oyster as you head up to the Atherton Tablelands for a spot of mountain bike riding or hiking through World Heritage-listed landscapes.

Day 2:

Rise to new heights in a hot air balloon for views of the lush, green fields of the Tablelands. Your feet will be back on solid ground by breakfast, leaving enough time to trek north to Cooktown.

Day 3:

Test out your car’s capabilities on the Bloomfield Track, before heading south back to Cape Tribulation. It’s scenic driving at its very best: Daintree National Park on the passenger side and the Great Barrier Reef on yours.

Day 4:

Make the most of the wild north, and venture out to the remote Mackay or Undine Reefs for a dive. If you prefer dry land, saddle up and horse-ride through the rainforest and stunning beaches of Cape Tribulation, one of the few places in Queensland where you can ride on the beach.

Day 5:

If the words "suit up", have you thinking of a life-vest and wetsuit, spend the day rafting the Barron River. At 165-km in length, this natural river- waterpark is punctuated by rapids – perfect for a keen adventurer.

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