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.

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Fitzroy Island Adventures

Cairns Area
Unlike smaller coral cays or sandy islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy was once part of mainland Australia. The island is largely untouched and protected as Fitzroy Island National Park, with walking tracks through the rainforest, heathland and open forest to Nudey Beach and the Summit.

Bike Shop and Hire - Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$20 - 79
It's more fun on two wheels! They have: Bicycle Hire. Scooter Hire (Mopeds). Mountain Bike Guided Tours. Electric Mountain Bike Tours. Self-Guided Tours. Hire a bike or scooter while in Port Douglas and explore the regions attractions at your own pace.

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.

Tusa Dive

Multiple Locations
Dive or Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with the experts! With more than 30 years experience, a choice of 16 outer reef locations, modern comfortable vessels, and a friendly professional team to look after you, you are in for an exceptional Great Barrier Reef adventure with Tusa Dive.

Ocean Free Sail and Ocean Freedom Cruise - Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Multiple Locations
"Ocean Free Sail " and "Ocean Freedom Cruise" are the two most personal Great Barrier Reef Tours departing daily from Cairns – the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Owned and operated, by husband and wife team Perry Jones and Taryn Agius - this company was born from a desire to give travellers the best and most personal, customer-oriented reef experience possible while ensuring a high respect for safety.

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.

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.

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.

Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel

Multiple Locations
Your day on the outer Great Barrier Reef has five hours of water activities split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of colourful corals and marine life. Snorkel and dive over stunning corals gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate coral are home to clown fish, angel fish and bat fish.

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.
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