Health and fitness

From healthy fresh produce to nature-based activities to keep you fit, you’ll find that Tropical North Queensland is the perfect place to have an active holiday.

Participation Spots

Join the Great Barrier Reef Marathon or the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival to put your endurance to the test. Check out these other endurance sport activities and start training now.

Hiking and Walking Trails

With the Daintree Rainforest and lots of National Parks, including tropical islands, you’re bound to find a walking trail you’ll enjoy. Whether is a short return walk or an all-day hike, you’ll be able to stretch your legs through picturesque backdrops.

Golf

Take a swing at some of the top-rated courses that have hosted the world’s best golfers. Head to Paradise Palms or try the championship course at Mirage Country Club in Port Douglas.

Keeping active in Cairns

From free Zumba classes on the Cairns esplanade to water-aerobics in the Cairns Lagoon, you’ll find lots of ways to fuel up and keep active on your holiday in Tropical North Queensland. And when you need to unwind and relax, get a massage at the local markets or book into a day spa and treat yourself.

Plan your holiday

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AJ Hackett Cairns

Multiple Locations
AJ Hackett the originators of Bungy since 1986 invite you to come and experience the world's most amazing adventure playground nestled in the World Heritage listed Rainforest overlooking the Great Barrier Reef.

Raging Thunder Adventures

Multiple Locations
Raging Thunder Adventures is one of the largest adventure companies in Australia. They have a reputation for excellence and have established themselves as a World Leader in Adventure Tourism. For a truly memorable experience, try a balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands.

Ocean Freedom to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay Reef- Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Multiple Locations
Ocean Freedom is one of 2 most personal Great Barrier Reef Tours operated by the passionate Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours' team. Experience 6 hrs of un-rushed activities at two very unique and different Great Barrier Reef sites.

Ocean Free Sail to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island - Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Multiple Locations
"Ocean Free" is one of two personal Great Barrier Reef tours located in Cairns offered by the Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours' team. Operating for over 22 years owners Perry and Taryn have found the right balance of care, fun and relaxation while ensuring safety and professionalism on their tours.

Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park

Atherton,
Free Entry
Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park is a network of purpose-built, single-track mountain bike trails located in the Herberton Range State Forest. Trails meander through an open forest of gums, bloodwoods, mahoganys, she-oaks, grasstrees and cycads and some of the trails pass former forestry experimental plots of teak, blackbutt and tallowwood trees.

Pacific Coast Way

Multiple Locations
The Pacific Coast Way links coastal havens, hinterland towns, and major cities all along the east coast, from the Gold Coast to Cairns. The Pacific Coast is a 'big' drive. Take your time: the real journey hides just out of sight, ready to be discovered off the highway.

Cairns Wake Park and Aqua Park

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$39 - 74
Cairns Wake Park offers a unique watersport experience for young and old. A man made freshwater lake offers wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and waterskiing for beginners through to advanced riders. An open view terrace with chairs and tables, and a kiosk where you can purchase food, soft drinks or even a beer, invite you to relax and let the day go by.

Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park

Mareeba,
Free Entry
Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park is a network of flowing trails winding along the shadowed slopes of the Lamb Range. This park includes lengths and grades suitable for all riders to navigate granite outcrops, cross clear streams and traverse forests of bloodwoods, stringybarks, she-oaks, cycads and grass trees.

Cairns Lagoon

Cairns Area
Free Entry
The Cairns Lagoon is a popular swimming facility located along the Cairns Esplanade in the Central Business District. This 4800 square metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers an all-year-round, safe, swimming location without stingers and crocodiles.

Mulga Bicycle Tours

Multiple Locations
Safe, serene and stress-free, Mulga Bicycle Tours offers guided fully supported small-group bicycle tours. Bask in the beautiful scenery, savour delicious food and wine, discover unforgettable stories and relax in top-notch accommodation.
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