Adrenalin and adventure

Known as the adventure capital, Tropical North Queensland offers extreme adventures and activities that will give you sweaty palms and shaking knees.

Things to do

Join a live shark feed on a dive expedition, or swim with the minke whales in the most remote parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

Explore spectacular gorges, ancient lava tubes and the history of Australian pioneers. And be sure to experience the live snake feeding extravaganza during wet season.

Skydive over the Great Barrier Reef or hang-glide over the Daintree Rainforest and Port Douglas. Rather stick to the ground? Take yourself on a self-drive journey and discover serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes.

Channel your inner Bear Grylls white water rafting down the gushing Barron and Tully rivers or pack up the 4WD to take an expedition through the untouched wilderness of Cape York.

Trek and wind down world-class mountain bike trails and get your wheels dirty or jungle surf through the Daintree Rainforest.

Master the BMX Bungy Jump or hop on a quad bike and adventure through the mangrove wetlands and native bushland.

Looking for more adventures? Here’s the top 10 adrenalin-packed things to do in Cairns.

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Hot Air Balloon Cairns

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More visitors and locals choose to fly with Hot Air Balloon Cairns by far, than anywhere in Australia, so don't miss out, come along and experience it for yourself. See the fleet of balloons float up up and away in the wide open blue skies where the temperate climate is perfectly suited to ballooning.

Uncle Brian's Tours

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Welcome to Far North Queensland where you’ll be taken on a friendly and personal journey through a tropical wonderland! Visit the Atherton Tablelands or Cape Tribulation and you could be walking and talking your way through ancient rainforests, swimming in crystal clear waterfalls and rainforest creeks, rock sliding, singing, lazing on beautiful beaches, floating in a volcanic crater lake and spotting rare wildlife and crocodiles!

Skydive Cairns

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Skydive Australia is the largest and most professional skydive company in Australia. And offers thrill-seeking tourists from around the world the perfect excuse to jump out of a plane over five of the most breathtaking and unique locations around Australia.

Jungle Tours and Trekking

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Jungle Tours operates out of Cairns and specialises in day and extended tours to the World Heritage areas of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Wilderness, where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Global Travel Services and Kuranda Hotel (Heritage Restaurant)

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All aspects of the Global Travel Services (GTS) outfit focus on providing high quality, unique tour experiences in and around Cairns City. They pride themselves on world-class customer service, high level of coach safety and presentation, and punctuality.

Raging Thunder Adventures

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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.

Tablelands Tours and Transfers

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The best small group and private day tours from Cairns, travelling to scenic World Heritage listed rainforest, waterfalls and more. Tablelands Tours are your experts in Tropical North Queensland. They tailor tour packages for both groups and families.

RnR White Water Rafting, Cairns, Queensland

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Tropical North Queensland is renowned for Reef and Rainforest and the most exciting and fun way to discover this pristine rainforest is white water rafting. RnR White Water Rafting, based in Cairns, is renowned as Australia's white water rafting specialists, with over 20 years experience in Tropical North Queensland.

Cairns Adventure Group

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Cairns Adventure Group is the initiative of a proudly, locally owned and family operated enterprise. It includes several leading Cairns adventure tours and activities, including Foaming Fury white water rafting, the Waterfall Wanderers tropical Tablelands day tour, the Active Tropics Explorer tours to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest and Aussie Drifterz, Cairns’ original half day rainforest tubing tour.

Mulga Bicycle Tours

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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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