Top 10 Things To Do In Cairns
Cairns is a wonderful place to visit and there is always a lot to do in order to keep you entertained. However, just to make life a little bit easier, here are the top 10 things to do when visiting.
1. Tropical Zoo
There is so much wildlife in Australia that it makes perfect sense to see as much as possible of it in a controlled way. The tropical zoo has various wildlife shows every single day including your chance to get quite up close and personal to some native species. It is a five star attraction and perfect for all of the family.
2. Rainforestation Nature Park
This is a short ride outside of Cairns, but it is an absolute must. You get to visit a real rainforest, with this park covering 100 acres, along with a series of tours and a very impressive koala park as well. If you love nature, then you are going to love this.
3. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Situated on the outskirts of Cairns, this Skyrail rainforest cableway is going to give you a new perspective on the local area. It takes you on a ride that covers 7.5km and over gorges and the rainforest and it is certainly spectacular. Of course you should avoid if you have a fear of heights, but if you go on there do remember your camera.
4. Kurandu Scenic Railway
This railway goes from Cairns to Kurandu and to say that it goes through sone stunning scenery is a bit of an understatement. You pass through rainforest, waterfalls, and some wonderfully rugged mountains and who could turn down the chance tobsee all of that? The journey may not be that long, but it is worth it.
5. Great Barrier Reef
Is it possible for you to visit this part of the world and not check out the Great Barrier Reef? There is not much else that needs to be said about this, but you should seriously consider going on boat tours or perhaps some scuba diving in order to check it out closer up.
6. Barron Gorge National Park
This place is cool and even though you have a bit of a journey to get there it really is an absolute must. This place is huge with a massive waterfall and so many areas to explore. It is great for hiking and the scenery is spectacular.
7. Fitzroy Island
This island is a national park and it is located some 27km south of Cairns. It is well worth visiting even just to see its coral reef that surrounds this tropical island that also has its own rainforest on its interior. There is also a fabulous resort and it is also an enjoyable 45 minute ferry ride to get there.
8. Palm Cove
Palm Cove is 27km north of Cairns, but if you want a classical tropical beach complete with palm trees, then this is the place for you. The sand is amazing, it is pretty quiet, the views are outstanding, and the weather is always going to be perfect. Is there a better place to be?
9. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
If you have a family, then what better place to take them than to the Australian butterfly sanctuary? It is situated in the heart of Kuranda and it is full of these amazing insects that will leave your little kid speechless.
10. Adventure North’s Daintree Dreaming tour
The Aborigines have been in this area for thousands of years, so it makes sense to spend some time learning about their history and culture. That means that you should go on the Daintree Dreaming tour and perhaps think about an overnight safari along with guided talks and tours by Aborigine elders.